1. Extra WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes


    Modern news and magazine-style theme for WordPress

    Extra is a theme incorporates dozens of features and customization options to give you a world-class news site or magazine-style blog.

    With a clean and modern design, it allows you to showcase your content in a variety of ways while still maintaining a professional look.

  2. Neuton WordPress Theme by cssigniter


    News magazine WordPress theme

    Neuton is a clean, refreshing, and modern WordPress theme for news or magazine-style websites.

    With a captivating content layout, it allows you to easily display photos, stories, posts, and updates in a variety of different sections within your site – giving you all of the necessary space to effectively deliver your content.

  3. Daily Post WordPress Theme by TeslaThemes

    Daily Post

    A clean, robust, and modern WordPress news Theme

    Daily Post is a news theme for WordPress that expertly allows you to display a myriad of information in a clean and uncluttered format.

    Featuring a somewhat minimalist design (for a news site), it packs in features like lazy loading, auto scrolling, and multiple post layout options that give your visitors an excellent experience while browsing your site.

  4. NewsTimes WordPress Theme by MyThemeShop


    Modern news WordPress theme

    NewsTimes delivers a modern solution for news websites or online publications looking to create a state-of-the-art site that is both beautiful and highly functional.

    Built with the latest web technologies (including a responsive design, HTML5, CSS3, and more), it features: Schema.org implementation, blazing-fast load times, SEO-optimized, built-in reviews functionality, and dozens of other configurations and options at your disposal for customizing.

  5. Noozbeat WordPress Theme by cssigniter


    Clean, modern, and uncluttered WordPress theme for news

    Noozbeat is a clean and uncluttered magazine-style theme for WordPress with a somewhat minimalist design that is perfect for online publications, tech blogs, news sites, or nearly any other type of content or industry.

    With multiple category layouts and templates, built-in advertising spaces, optimized for SEO, and a theme options panel that allows for customizing the fonts, colors, etc. – it has been designed for both aesthetics and functionality.

  6. Newspaper WordPress Theme by Theme Junkie


    Responsive magazine WordPress theme

    Newspaper is a WordPress theme for online news publications that somewhat emulates the look and style of the popular Huffington Post website.

    With a number of advanced features and functionality, you will find that sharing your content, monetizing your site, and managing the various sections – has never been easier.

  7. NewsOnline WordPress Theme by MyThemeShop


    Professional and responsive news WordPress theme

    NewsOnline is a modern news and magazine-style WordPress theme that conveys both professionalism and style to deliver your content.

    Whether you’re running an online-only publication, setting up a news website, or have a robust blog that you want to look good – this theme offers it all.

  8. Alpha WordPress Theme by WPZoom


    Magazine and news WordPress theme

    Alpha serves a dual purpose, with two layouts (one for a magazine-style site and one for a newspaper-style site) – it is one of the most feature-rich and customizable themes in this roundup.

    With a responsive design, ultra-modern look, flat-style styling, and multiple custom features (that include a slider, video widget, and “breaking news” ticker) – you will have all of the necessary tools at your disposal to create an amazing site – and even includes banner and ad zones integrated throughout.

  9. Newspaper WordPress Theme by MyThemeShop


    Magazine-style flat design news WordPress theme

    Newspaper is a full-featured news theme for WordPress – with a responsive and fluid design, the ability to sorts posts by “latest” or “trending,” built-in social features, optimized for speed and SEO, ad placements and AdSense-optimized, parallax scrolling elements, robust theme options panel, and dozens of configurations and modifications are available for you to change and/or customize.

  10. Gazeti WordPress Theme by WPZoom


    Clean news WordPress theme

    Gazeti is a modern news theme for WordPress that features one of the most aesthetically-pleasing and feature-rich themes in this roundup.

    With bold colors, a beautiful homepage content slider, custom tabbed widget, “featured news” section, and multiple content sections on the home page for displaying your content – it is one of the most robust and powerful options you will come across.

  11. eNews WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes


    Elegant and artistic news WordPress theme

    eNews is a beautifully and elegantly designed theme that offers style and functionality unlike what you might find in a typical design for a news website.

    With a magazine-style layout that allows for the placement of multiple types of content, subtle textures woven into the design, dual navigation menus, and an easy-to-use format – you will find that this solution will give your site a unique look and feel that sets your site apart from the competition.

  12. Chronicle WordPress Theme by WPZoom


    Minimalist news WordPress theme

    Chronicle is a clean and simple news theme for WordPress that allows you to deliver your content in a clean and uncluttered way, yet still retaining a magazine-style quality to the design.

    It features dual navigation menus, a “breaking news” ticker, social network integration (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), a magazine-style layout (which allows you to display a lot of content at once), and a clean, crisp design that you and your visitors will love.

  13. DelicateNews WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes


    Unique and artistic WordPress news theme

    DelicateNews is a departure from your typical “news” theme you might come across. With a touch of personality, flair, and style – this theme exudes a charm and appeal that will breathe life into your content.

    Multiple featured content sliders, a tabbed widget in the sidebar, magazine-style layout, and a stacked grid of posts all allow you to display a lot of content in just a little space. The textural elements and bold typography make this a very eye-catching and intriguing choice for many different types of websites.

  14. Tribune WordPress Theme by WPZoom


    Newspaper-style WordPress theme

    Tribune is a theme designed specifically with news sites in mind. Whether you’re running a local newspaper site or an international publication, it can be adapted to meet the needs of any online publication big or small.

    Utilizing a handful of custom widgets, special carousels and sliders, multiple content sections, special “Breaking News” ticker, and a responsive magazine-style layout – you can connect with and engage your visitors while featuring the content that is most important to your objectives.

  15. TrueNews WordPress Theme by Theme Junkie


    Clean magazine-style WordPress news theme

    TrueNews comes equipped with a more traditional news-style design, this theme gives you plenty of space and room to share your content, news, updates, and information.

    Easily categorize your posts with the unique magazine-style layout, while the custom templates, drag-and-drop page builder, theme options dashboard, built-in ad placements, “breaking news” ticker, and other features allow you to lay out the design to your liking.

  16. Magazine WordPress Theme by Templatic


    Magazine-style news theme for WordPress

    Magazine is a clean and simple news theme that would work for any topic or industry. With a magazine-like layout, you can create an online publication that will be the envy of your competition.

    The theme comes equipped with many different content areas, the sidebar can display featured videos, photo galleries, newsletter or subscription signup box, and more – while the rest of the layout allows you to feature and promote your most important content, display ads alongside your posts, and more.

  17. Newswire WordPress Theme by Theme Junkie


    Traditional news theme for WordPress

    NewsWire is a theme that delivers everything you might need for hose wanting a more traditional news/magazine-style layout for their site.

    Arrange your posts and content in an easy-to-read (and browse) format, allow your visitors to navigate your site with ease on any type of device with the responsive theme, and customize the look to your needs with the custom templates and features that have been built in.

  18. NewsTime WordPress Theme by Templatic


    Professional news WordPress theme

    NewsTime delivers a theme for serious online news publications. Simple to navigate, it offers visitors an easy-to-use interface for reading content.

    Set up with a magazine-like layout, the homepage (and sidebars) can accommodate a variety of content types and multimedia. Your visitors will easily be able to find the content they are looking for, or can browse around the homepage which can feature any number of different types of information (e.g. media files, posts from different categories, banner ads, etc.).

  19. Daily WordPress Theme by Theme Junkie


    Traditional, magazine-style news theme

    Daily is a magazine-style theme for WordPress that is perfectly suited for news sites and online magazines.

    With a clean and uncluttered design that is laid out for easy navigating and browsing, it provides plenty of room and whitespace to display your content.

  20. Today WordPress Theme via ThemeForest


    Premium news theme for WordPress

    Today was designed for the modern online news publication, with a magazine-style layout and fashionable design elements.

    Stories are featured boldly with vivid images, the “breaking news” is shown in a news ticker that runs atop the theme, a unique featured content/image slider sits above the content on the homepage, while it supports stories by categories, your social networks, and multimedia with ease.

About this collection…

There’s not too much difference in design and functionality when you look at magazine-style and news themes for WordPress – they’re basically one in the same.

However, many news themes differentiate themselves via their functionality and looks – delivering a design that you might see a local newspaper or tech news publication might use. That’s what I tried to accomplish when putting together this list, sorting through many of the magazine-like themes to only those that deliver a more news-centric approach in their design and features.

Sites like BusinessInsider, Huffington Post, Mashable, TechCrunch – are all ones that I would consider “news”-style (although they could easily be categorized under magazine-style as well.

Either way, here’s a collection and roundup of some of the very best free and premium WordPress themes for news sites that should help point you in the right direction to finding that perfect solution for your website.

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