Top 33 magazine wordpress templates 2012

Once started as a blogging platform, WordPress today has been accepted as a powerful CMS capable of powering any type of website. Due to this, more and more number of online magazines are being set up using wordpress. But the thing to remember here is that your magazine may not do well without the right template. So, here are the best wordpress themes for your magazine websites:

1. Gonzo


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Gonzo is a neat and clean magazine theme from Theme forest. It has a responsive design meaning that your website wont break even when viewed from mobile devices of any screen size and any resolution. The layouts are flexible and the review system is integrated in the theme.

2. Big Feature

Big Feature

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This flexible template from Theme forest features big images and cool typography. There are many preset page templates and loads of useful short codes. The template has been optimized for search engines.

3. Newscast 4 in 1

Newscast 4 in 1

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This template is perfect for a news magazine. It comes in four different color schemes. It has multiple slider options as well as multiple preset templates for different types of pages. The backend options are very powerful.

4. Avenue


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If you are looking for a proper template for video, music, review, etc. type of magazine, then Avenue with in built review system would be the right choice for you. It incorporates provision for custom rating and comes with as many as nine useful widgets. The layout of the homepage can be easily customized.

5. Continuum


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Continuum comes with as many as eleven handy custom widgets and five sliders powered by jQuery. There are nineteen sidebars. The template is compatible with most of the major web browsers like google chrome, safari, internet explorer and Mozilla fire fox.

6. Magzimus


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Give your website an awesome look with Magzimus template from Theme forest. It is a flexible theme and is very easy to customize.

7. Shoutbox Magazine

Shoutbox Magazine

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Shoutbox features a sleek slider on the home page. The integrated layout builder makes it easy to customize the theme using drag and drop without any programming knowledge. The theme has been optimized for search engines and comes with many useful short codes.

8. Deadline


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Deadline comes in as many as five alternative color schemes with seven helpful widgets. It has integrated theme options panel and supports the custom menu system of wordpress. It is ready for localization.

9. Revolution Magazine

Revolution Magazine

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This is a clean theme with modern look. It has got a nivo slider and supports wordpress custom menus. You get as many as three useful widgets in addition to the default widgets that come with the wordpress installation. Custom page templates include a contact page and full width. There are widgetized areas in the footer and the sidebar.

10. Our Magazine

Our Magazine

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This theme is available in two different styles with as many custom widgets. There are three navigation menus and an author page as well.

11. Boulevard


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Boulevard comes powered with the in built review system. It has different formats for posts including music, videos and galleries. There are seven handy widgets and the theme is available in unlimited skins. It is ready for translation.

12. Premium Pixels

Premium Pixels

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Premium Pixels comes with six custom widgets and different preset page templates like contact, gallery, archive, etc. It has a short code generator as well.

13. Swag Mag

Swag Mag

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Eighty short codes, seventy six different background options, and two hundred them options – that’s what this theme from Theme forest gives you apart from some standard features. It is compatible with all the major web browsers.

14. Blue Print Magazine

Blue Print Magazine

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Blue print magazine gives you enough widgetized areas to place the widgets. The sidebar and footer, both are widgetized. Chances are that you will not require any plugin with this theme.

15. London Live 3 In 1

London Live 3 In 1

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You can embed videos in this theme. Theme options are easy to configure. You get two navigation colors. The theme comes with the psd design files so that you can modify the theme images as well.

16. Good news

Good news

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This is another good magazine theme from Theme forest. It has a fully responsive layout. It comes with as many as twenty custom widgets.

17. Back Street

Back Street

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Design of Back street is based on the 960 grid system. It is a fully mobile friendly theme. It has a review system integrated in it. There are as many as fifteen ready to use widgets. The theme is available in dark and light color schemes.

18. Periodic


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This is a feature rich theme with options galore. There are two custom menus and six widgtized areas included in the theme. You also get eleven useful widgets. The theme supports breadcrumb and features a post slider on the home page. You can insert videos from youtube, vimeo, etc.

19. Ares Blog Magazine Newspaper Template

Ares Blog Magazine Newspaper Template

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Ares is a fully responsive theme from Theme Forest. It is available in six alternative color schemes. It comes integrated with social media. Page colors too can be customized.

20. Volt


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Volt wears a clean look and would be a perfect choice for your editorial ventures. It can be used with or without thumbnails.

21. The Style

The Style

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Share your content in a stylish manner with this crisp theme from Elegant themes. It is available in 5 different color schemes. Some of the major features of this theme include automatic resizing of images, in built banner ad management, loads of useful short codes, support for localization, multiple ready to use page templates, an intuitive options panel, and support for nested comments. It also has an addition layout for blog. It supports most of the modern web browsers like opera, safari, net scape, Mozilla fire fox and internet explorer versions 6, 7 and 8.

22. The Source

The Source

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This is a sophisticated theme from Elegant Themes. Available in four different color schemes, it supports most of the modern web browsers.

23. Magnificent


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If you love simplicity, then use this minimalist theme from Elegant Themes. It comes with five widgetized areas.

24. Delicate News

Delicate News

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If your website has huge amount of content, Delicate News theme is good at doing justice with it. It is available in 4 alternative color schemes and supports automated resizing of images.

25. eGamer


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Need a theme for gaming magazine? Here is egamer for you. It can also be used for other niches.

26. Cold Stone

Cold Stone

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Cold Stone gives you the option to choose from 3 alternative layouts. It has 3 widgetized areas.



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This theme from Studio press is perfect for a news magazine. It has got as many as six different layout options.



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Give your magazine a glossy look with this high end theme from studio press. The theme is available in seven different color schemes and with six alternative layouts. The background can be customized. You can also upload a custom header. It is a fixed widget theme and supports wordpress custom menus, nested comments and featured images. The theme has a strong options panel.



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This theme wears a compelling bold look. It comes with six alternative layout options, customizable background, and a theme options panel. It supports featured images and threaded comments.

30. Magazinum


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This innovatively designed theme comes from WP Zoom. This is quite a versatile theme and can be used for a magazine of almost any niche – movies, fashion, celebrities, and more. The featured slider on the home page can be configured for different effects and it supports video embed. You get a customized login form and many useful widgets like flickr, video, social media, etc. Other notable features of this theme include custom logo upload facility, support for custom menu, support for threaded comments, automatic resizing of images, in built banner ad management, and multiple preset page templates. The theme has a whole separate section for configuring options for search engine optimization. You can customize the background as well.

31. News Theme

News Theme

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This fresh looking theme from organic themes comes with a strong options panel. Header, menu, background, etc. can be customized. It supports featured images and featured videos. It also has a scrolling ticker for featured news. You can choose from multiple layout for the home page. It has many preset page templates too. The theme is paginated, widgetized and supports gravity forms. There are expandable widgets in the footer. It has Google fonts as well.

32. WP Clear

WP Clear

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Give your magazine a professional look with this minimalist theme from Solo Stream. Custom logo integration is quite easy. You get two different narrow and wide sliders for showcasing featured articles. There is a video slider as well. It has multiple layout options for the home page as well as multiple preset pages for different purposes. Footer also has some useful widgets.

33. Iridium


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Iridium from Rocket Themes is available in six different color schemes. It gives you the flexibility to select from as many as eighteen different combinations for the background. It comes with custom fonts.

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