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Best WordPress Magazine Themes of 2013

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Best WordPress Magazine Themes of 2013

Magazine style layout has become extremely popular over the years. Mainly because this type of layout can work with a wide-variety of niches. As long as you run a site full with information and/or different types of content, then magazine style layout is for you. This is why there is no shortage of magazine style WordPress themes. In this article, we will showcase the best WordPress magazine themes of 2013.

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1. Aggregate

Aggregate Magazine Theme by  Elegant Themes

Aggregate is a responsive magazine theme released by Elegant themes. It comes with different color schemes, widget ready areas, and easy ad placement widgets. The theme has a bundle of shortcodes so that you can easily place call-for-action buttons anywhere on your website. The theme has multiple page templates and color choices so that you can create a unique website without any coding.

2. TheStyle

TheStyle Theme by Elegant Themes

The Style is a stylish magazine theme suitable for fashion or celebrity news websites. It has a glamorous look and feel to it. One feature that makes it stand out is that when a user takes mouse over to a story, that particular story gets highlighted and rest of the page fades to grey. Bold colors and beautiful typography make your headlines and categories prominent and catchy.

3. Metro

Metro Theme by StudioPress

Metro Theme is a modern magazine style layout built on an optimized mobile responsive platform using the Genesis framework. The theme comes bundled with 5 color styles, 6 layout options as well as other expected features of StudioPress themes like landing page templates, mobile responsive, and more theme options.

4. Magazine

Magazine Theme by StudioPress

Magazine theme by StudioPress allows you to put yourself on the front lines of online publishing within minutes. Built with the Genesis framework, this theme offers 7 color styles and 6 layout options. This theme has a responsive design meaning that it is 100% mobile friendly. This is one of the elite magazine themes.

5. Max Magazine

Max - a Free WordPress Magazine Theme

Max Magazine is a free WordPress theme for magazine websites. It has an easy to use customization panel, a built-in slider, a carousel for featured posts, widget areas, and ad placement areas. With responsive layout, it works nicely with all devices.

6. Trim

Trim by Elegant Themes

Trim is a light weight simple theme, with focus on keeping things less complicated. It’s a versatile theme and can be used for different kind of websites. It comes with features such as color chooser, theme customizer, multiple page layouts, and shortcodes to create buttons and style elements.

7. Expound

Expound Magazine Theme

Expound is an awesome free magazine theme created by one of the best, Konstantin Kovshenin. The theme features a responsive layout (mobile friendly), upto five featured posts on homepage, custom excerpts, related post section, and much more.

8. Magazine Explorer

Magazine Explorer by WPZoom

Magazine Explorer is a spacious magazine-theme packed with tons of custom features. Some of the features include: featured slideshow, carousel widget, custom widgets, and the WPZoom framework. This theme has a mobile-ready responsive design.

9. News Theme

News Theme by StudioPress

News theme is great for content-heavy sites because it allows you to highlight all of your great articles, audio, and video content. Don’t let the simplicity of the design fool you. The simplicity allows your readers to focus on your content and browse through your site with easy-to-use navigation. Built with using the Genesis framework, this theme comes with 7 color styles and 6 layout options. It is also 100% mobile friendly because this is a fully responsive theme.

10. Yamidoo Magazine 2.0

Yamidoo Theme by WPZoom

Yamidoo magazine-style theme is great for any type of information related site. With its simple layout, this theme can be easily styled to fit just about any type of blog. This theme comes with a featured slider, tabbed widget, responsive layout, and video integration. It is built with the Zoom framework to add additional functionality.

We hope that you found our showcase of best WordPress magazine themes to be useful. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to check out some of our other theme showcases such as best themes for photographers, restaurants, and churches.


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  • Jullian

    Great list, thanks.

  • Margaret Guetzko

    I am considering using Kidblog instead of WordPress.com to host my high school Spanish class videos, contests, and projects. Any suggestions as to advantages and disadvantages?

    Thank you!

  • Ayush Agrawal

    Great List!
    I am currently rocking news theme.