Magazine Themes are the best way to display your WordPress post if you are running a news website, content-driven blog or you may just want to present content in a newspaper style.
I don’t want you to get confused by making a big list of magazine themes, there is plenty of themes out there and some of them are really good.
I will give you few best themes I came across which are really good and also at the top of the free magazine themes in WordPress repository.
As I told these themes are available in WordPress theme repository itself which is completely free of cost but these theme developers also providing pro version of these themes in their own websites to extend some functionality which is not necessary to purchase(optional).
All the themes provide support and documentation. in which support is limited for the free version. but you can always find the information you need on the internet.
HitMag is a stylish and powerful theme crafted for magazines, newspapers or personal blogs. HitMag comes with a handful of options to customize your site the way you want.
The free version has included a magazine homepage layout, 4 different style blog listing layouts and main colour options. Not only that it comes with so many handful of features like social sharing, author details box, Related posts after articles and control post metadata.
All those features and options ensure that HitMag is not just another free WordPress theme but a powerful theme that fulfils all of the basic needs.
Developer: Nicolas GUILLAUME
The Hueman theme helps you increase your traffic and engage your visitors. It loads fast and is 100% mobile-friendly according to Google. One of the best-rated theme for blogs and magazines on WordPress.org. Powering 70K+ websites around the world.
They have post graphics by default which load the post like an infinity scroll slides from bottom to the screen.
Their theme footer is really a neat looking one. which beats other themes in the list.
#3 ENVO MAGAZINE
Envo magazine is another best blogging theme which has really nice features and a modern looking homepage.
What I like about this theme is they have a homepage slider like post header, which is really good on the front end.
you can see that by clicking the demo link.
Envo magazine is an elegant looking theme, they have not used many colours and stuff which make this theme a good one for your visitors with clean interaction.
I definitely would recommend looking at this theme demo. if you looking for a theme to show up your different post categories and tags with a beautiful layout on the homepage. this one is what you need.
I have not used this theme personally but it is now on the most popular themes of the WordPress repository.
They have a Flash story tab below the main menu which is really nice to show the latest post.
Their themes advertisement header banner placement is cool. most themes will place ad banner next to site logo which will look bad but not on this one.
About their post presentation, wow they have some nice set of way to present your post. Their post slider, post carousel, post grid and a few other ways to display your post was really good. you can check them on their theme demo.
They have a different set of demos you can check them on their official website.
ColorMag is one of the most popular themes out of all our free WordPress themes. It is a perfect responsive magazine theme which you can find on the WordPress repository.
This is now fully compatible with Elementor page builder plugin to create various types of demos. Suitable for news, newspaper, magazine, blogging kind of sites. It can also be used with other page builders. but I always prefer elementor which is free and has amazing features.
About their company, they are solid theme development company. they basically restrict few features in a free version and include them on their pro version. but you can modify the free version as you like.
You can mostly find all the help you need on the forums and blog on the internet.
All the above-listed themes can help you achieve almost all your goals for free with features. if you knew any other good magazine theme for free comment them below.