If you are a blogger, then WordPress won’t be a new thing to you. You can use WordPress to create any website or blog with its various tools and plugins. If you are planning to create a professional blog, magazine-style blog, or news portal site, then WordPress blog/magazine themes are your best bet. With a very good and quality blog or magazine WordPress templates, you can build a magazine blog or online news portal within hours, even if you can’t code HTML.
In this post, I will not go deeper on what WordPress is, or why you should use WordPress for your websites and blogs, but I will be listing the best top 10 blog/magazine style WordPress themes that you should consider when creating your news portal, or magazine blog. Last week, I wrote on the top 10 best corporate/business WordPress themes. If you need to create a business or corporate theme, you can read the post by clicking here.
Here are my recommended top 10 themes from themeforest:
It should be noted that most of the below WordPress themes are only recommendation from me as the best, clean and modern blog/magazine WordPress themes of 2012. All of the themes are premium WordPress themes. Meaning, you need to purchase them before you can have access to them.
Swagger is the first-of-it’s-kind magazine style premium WordPress theme that allows you to create unlimited custom review “mini-sites” within your main website (works for non-review sites just as well as review sites!). That means you can load up your site with tons of content and then present it to your users in an organized way using just one or multiple mini-sites. Swagger’s front page will grab content from your mini-sites and display it all together in an awesome, content-rich page to give your users the best user experience possible. Swagger is guaranteed to increase both the average length of time that your users spend on your site and the average number of pages that they view.
Avenue is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme and is suitable for almost any niche. The theme comes with an inbuilt review system and 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries). The homepage layout is very flexible, you can built your own layout using the 3 homepage widgets. You can also easily change the skin so it fits your needs!
Newscast is a WordPress Theme, best suited for Magazines and Blogs. It comes with 3 fantastic Image and News slideshows has multiple Page templates and of course gives you the option to choose from 4 Fantastic skins.
Stop fussing with lengthy setups; Continuum immediately works perfectly. Of course, with almost 200 theme options, you can customize it to no end. Continuum was designed and built by a die-hard blogger who has used magazine-style WordPress templates for 5+ years. It is best used for newspaper and magazine blogs, but because of all of the custom widgets, shortcodes, page templates, unique sidebars, and custom menus, it can be molded into whatever kind of site you want, like a portfolio site for example. Continuum fully supports and was designed specifically for WordPress 3.0+. Continuum features an extensive Feed Framework which intuitively groups and displays your posts, and lets the user sort the posts several ways depending on which part of the site they are on.
The Daily Press is a super simple publication theme for WordPress. This site was designed and built for businesses wanting a similar presence on the web as the New York Times and other prestigious news organizations. Support iPad/iPhone “Reader” button!
London Live Is the perfect theme for any News, Magazine Or Blog site. It has multiple options to choose from and unlimited possibilities to create a great website.
Bangkok Press is the most awesome News and Editorial WordPress Theme. With this theme that comes with Responsive Action, your readers can easily read your article everywhere, on there mobile or tablet. There’re more than 10 of blog option for your alternative. Moreover, you can change almost every elements color easily via admin panel. Page items are managed very easily via our awesome tool, ‘Page Builder’. Admin panel in this theme is a real feature rich. You can also create unlimited sidebar, choosing over 450 fonts or if you want to use your own, we provide a cufon uploader. You can also translate each elements to your language via this admin panel.
Felici is a new breed of magazine theme, it has been build for all of those who are tired of messing around with there homepage posts. This theme can make any homepage structure you need without having duplicate categories inside. With 3 types of columns, default, small accordion and full width accordion, all managed through a nifty and user friendly drag and drop system.
Insignia is a clean and flexible WordPress theme based on a powerfull framework intended for magazine or community style layouts. It may be used for other purposes as well.
Backstreet is a modern WordPress magazine, portfolio and blog theme. With the 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries) Backstreet can be used for almost any niche. Backstreet also built-in review system (with up to 5 rating criteria). Furthermore you can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.
I believe I have save you a lot of work and time you might have used in searching for a better WordPress themes that you want to use for your blog. You can see through the demo to find which one to best suit your need.