Top 7 Premium WordPress Templates for Magazines

It’s kind of strange that no matter how great content you may have on your WordPress magazine, it won’t attract attention without an even better template. It’s the hardest decision a blogger has to make. There are so many things to consider which a lot of people forget.

When you gain followers, you also gain a responsibility of not disappointing them. Whenever you decide on a WordPress template, especially when you’re running a magazine, you have to consider two important things: layout, whether it’s eye catching enough or not, and usability.

For your help, here is a list of WordPress templates that you can try for your next digital magazine.


extra wordpress themes

Extra comes with a new set of Divi Builder modules built specifically for the needs of bloggers and online publications. These new modules can be used to build a variety of different homepage and category layouts. Now you can built a post feed to meets the needs of your unique content.



What’s a magazine without the option of the most popular works in it? Engine is a WordPress template that comes with features that highlight the most read or viewed stuff in your magazine and also let’s readers do comparisons. Now, one may think that they have to sell products to provide their readers with comparisons of price lists and features, but Engine compares posts, reviews and more stuff that your magazine would have to offer.

Its simple drag and drop feature make it the first one on this list, cause everyone likes and easy organizer. Not only that, you can also build mini-sites within your magazine to let your readers view and navigate through all the other things you might have to offer.

Oh, and, did we mention that Engine comes with around 600+ font designs from Google that can be customized according to your wishes?


newstime wordpress theme

News magazines have it a little hard when it comes to WordPress templates. If you’re running a news magazine, you have to keep your layout classy yet modern according to the times. NewsTimes is a great template for that. Its best option is that you get free updates for a lifetime after getting this from MyThemeShop. This way you will never be behind in line to keep up with the ongoing trends.

Another thing that makes NewsTimes great is that it keeps a very professional layout which is very easy to navigate through due to the option of Calendar Archive. What’s a news magazine without its archive? Because of this handy feature your readers will always count on you to double check any facts.

It is also mobile friendly and comes with customizing options that do not require generating a code! This template is not only fast but also ready for SEO optimization.



Ubergrid is one of those feminine WordPress templates that are best for running a fashion magazine. Keeping up with the trend wouldn’t be easier for the ladies because of its grid based design and infinite scroll.

But that’s not the only option you’re stuck with; you can build pages and also manage your front page with customizable post format options.


sparkle wordpress theme

If you’re thinking of running a culinary magazine, then Sparkle is the template for you. Its design provides a lot of white space and highlighted tags which help brings attention to your posts. The soft coloring themes used in this template will highlight any pictures you use for showing off your cooking skills. The navigation becomes super-easy with the mega menu option and the screen casts help with customization.


magxp wordpress theme

If you’re looking for a theme that’s so versatile that it gives you more than one demo to choose from, then MagXP is the one. This template gives you nine different demos to choose from. The best thing about MagXP is that with just one purchase you can build as many different magazines on as many different domains you want, the options are unlimited!

MagXP template is so customizable that no one would be able to tell one site from the other even if they were built using this same template. It’s mobile friendly and comes with SEO options to help your ratings.



Ciola is another WordPress template with grid layout. You can have your magazine’s most popular, most viewed or featured stories on the top, change the name as you want, and add animations to them as well which trigger over a cursor hover. The modern design of Ciola makes its use wide. It wouldn’t matter what your magazine is focused on, whether it’s fashion, health, gaming, cooking or art, the modern layout works well with everything

The template comes with unlimited options for colors and five styles for the featured image of your choice and a style for your blog. You can also add a review option with an add-in feature that supports goods and bads of whatever you’ll be collecting reviews for.

A simple and easy to use template, for people focusing more on content and less on coding.


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