magazine theme

Best Minimal Magazine and Blog WordPress Themes


NewsTimes is a pixel perfect, attractively designed and ultra responsive magazine theme. Featuring hand-written HTML5 and CSS3, NewsTimes loads incredibly fast, and features SEO optimizations to help you rank higher. Also, it includes a built-in review system for writing helpful reviews.


MagXP is the ultimate Magazine Theme. With 4 homepage layouts, and an options panel that lets you control the design, you can change the design from bright and clean to dark and minimal quickly. Also, MagXP combines flexibility, form and function perfectly.


Immunity is a multipurpose Responsive magazine theme that includes Magazine & Blog layouts, Post formats, Woocommerce integration, Custom Widgets, ShortCodes and tons of features. Perfect for any type of site, whether it’s video blogging, breaking news, or eCommerce, Immunity is optimized for speed, search engines and advertising. You’ll see more visitors, more pageviews, more ad revenue and sales.

News Pro Magazine Theme

When you have readers and customers who are always hungry for more, deliver it in style with the publishing powerhouse News theme.
News theme supports all of the great articles, audio and video of your content-heavy site, with eye-popping design and simple navigation. Furthermore, News theme keeps you on the front lines.


Cirrus WordPress Theme

The Cirrus WordPress Magazine Theme offers a wonderful palette for your personal or professional website and blog. Also, it choose from 4 different frontpage banner layouts, and use the 1-click setup to make site setup a breeze! The most important thing is, this magazine theme offers all the potential you have come to expect from Nimbus Themes.


SimpleMag is a fully responsive magazine theme with beautiful symmetry and little on the clutter that often overtakes a modern blog or magazine theme. Also, looking for an easy-to-use page builder, over 500 Google fonts and an awesome mega menu!


Cubby is sepcially designed to help make a website as easy as it can get. As a free WordPress magazine theme, Cubby provides you with some features that premium themes can do, for example the slides in the home page, the client says below the large slide, and more. Also, the wonderful homepage design gives you the most possibility to display your featured products or service with the robust slide and Featured Images feature. It makes creating an attractive website so easy.

Adapting the latest website coding technology, this Cubby theme also applies responsive layout, which enables the sites to works well on all devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones and so on.

Key features

  • A Free and Easy-to-use WordPress theme
  • Fully Responsive design
  • Powerful Slide
  • Fantastic gallery
  • Robust sidebar
  • Various Social Icons
  • Built with HTML5+CSS3
  • Cross Browsers Support
  • Flexibility
  • Update your own logo and favicon


Digitalis is a multipurpose WordPress magazine theme with a clean and colorful design and lots of contrast. With blog, magazine, and WooCommerce functionality, Digitalis has the features to help build a successful site in any niche. What is more, it includes custom icons, shortcodes and much more.


Cosmone is a single page wordpress magazine theme, also known as a one-page portfolio WordPress theme suitable for business website. And it’s a combination of diverse trendy web design elements, such as responsive layout, one-page, Portfolio, shortcode, etc. Its layout adapts to the screen size of a wide range of devices and has well compatibility with all popular browsers. What is more, the one-page Home page makes it easy for the users to get all information within a single page. Moreover, the Portfolio section, with either lightbox effect or popup-box effect, enables you to showcase products with gallery in different categories. The large collection of shortcode (eg: columns, buttons, price tables, progress bars, timeline, portfolio, etc.) can greatly improve the functionality and variety of your website.

In addition to all these robust functions, customizable styles are promised. Also, you are welcomed to create endless possibilities by changing navigation background, logo, favicon, and backgrounds for each section, with diverse images and patterns. And CosmOne, single page wordpress themes, allows you to shift among four different colors schemes through simply one-click.

Key Features

  • Fully Responsive design on laptop, tablet PC, iPhones, Androids etc.
  • One page (single page) Homepage
  • Various Social Icons
  • Powerful Shortcodes
  • Font Awesome Icons
  • Bootstrap Framework
  • Robust Built-in Slider Plugin
  • Fantastic Portfolio
  • Multiple Color Schemes
  • 600+ Google Fonts
  • Smooth Scrolling Effect
  • Flexibility
  • Animated Timeline
  • Progress Bar Effect
  • Price Table Template
  • Google Map Widget
  • Custom Testimonials
  • Built with HTML5/CSS3
  • Boxed or wide theme layout style
  • Custom post options
  • Custom header and footer
  • Unlimited color options with backend color picker
  • Custom background color or image
  • Update your own logo and favicon
  • Unlimited accordions/testimonials/buttons
  • Best for Business

Block Magazine

Block Magazine is a clean modern magazine theme with an advanced theme admin panel, Automatic Image desaturation, grid (Masonry) homepage, extended custom menus with infinite scrolling. The image effect gives a wonderfully art-modern feel to the frontpage. Also, looking for Retina-ready images, a flex carousel, responsive layout and much more.

If you’re looking for a magazine theme with big image affect and a modern feel, this may be the theme for you!

Massive News

Massive News is highly customizable including styles, content, layouts and much more. For instance, if you are not a fan of the default 3 column fluid layout, you can change it on the fly to a 2 column fixed layout with any width of your choice. Also, you can change all of the theme colors (background and content) through the theme options page as well.

Theme Features

SEO Friendly
2, 3, or 4 Column Layouts

With easy-to-use shortcodes, this theme offers a 2-column or 3-column layout for your text, images, or video.


This magazine theme is built with you in mind, giving you the ultimate control using the Theme Customizer and a live preview of your customizations. Here you can change your site title, link color(s), accent color(s), upload your own logo, customize the theme’s page templates and much more.

Ad Space

Some themes include advertisement integration options which allow you to display ads within specified theme locations (e.g. header, sidebar).


Point is a FREE fluid responsive magazine theme that is multipurpose and flexible. Through the advanced options panel, you can choose from multiple site layouts, backgrounds and color schemes, as well as control specific features of this magazine theme.


Blocco is a very unique “block” style magazine theme which could be used for blogs, portfolios, media and much more. Furthermore, Blocco is one of the first Press75 themes to include a “Responsive Design” which provides a unique and tailored layout depending on which device (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile) you are using.

On Demand

The On Demand WordPress theme is perfect for virtually any video-centric website. Also, you can use any embeddable video format from any video service (such as Vimeo, YouTube, etc.). Easily viewable on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop browsers alike, integration with the new WordPress magazine Theme Customizer for easy customizations to the theme, and also included a slick custom widget for featured posts.

Journal Box Magazine Theme

Journal Box theme is designed for blogging. The simple and clean design brings you a new blogging feel and look. With this magazine theme, you can choose your color style easily within only one click. In addition, this theme allows you to add your profile at the bottom of the post, and the add contact info beside to your profile, which can help your visitors know you and communicate with you easily.

Key features

  • Free and easy to use
  • Easy to change color and background image
  • Author profile
  • Contact info
  • Displaying recent post with thumbnail
  • Sidebar
  • Upload logo and favicon



The Soliloquy WordPress magazine theme from Nimbus Themes offers a high-impact, photo-rich visitor experience. Look for a fully responsive layout with many optional sidebar positions depending on your content and featured image preferences.

Great for high-visibility imagery, Soliloquy highlights featured images by spanning the content area for a full-width effect.

Furthermore, you can choose from multiple frontpage layouts, including frontpage slider or static image, featured pages, home page content area, or blog feed.

Massive Press

Massive Press is a News/Magazine theme including a very clean grid-based layout. The entire home page is 100% customizable via custom WordPress widgets allowing you to configure your website just the way you like it. Customize your header (colors, logo, ads, menus, etc.) in seconds. Choose your content layout options for posts and pages and more.

Clear News

Clear News marks the first of hopefully many new themes on Press75, and representing a slightly simplified direction. Clear News was designed to get out of the way and provide a medium for your users to easily access your content on any device. Use it for text, photos, video and more… essentially the perfect magazine theme for any blog, news or magazine website.


SociallyViral is a beautifully designed WordPress magazine theme that is built to be engaging, fast, and most importantly, boost viral traffic. With features to help increase social sharing, you’ll get more traffic from the web’s top social media websites and also boost your search engine rankings.


Compass is a highly customizable magazine theme, with numerous features and an easy configurable homepage layout. What is more, the theme can be supercharged in seconds with numerous extra features from Jetpack.

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