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Magazine themes are far most the best ones for blogging – and with so many bloggers online, there are also many themes to choose from.

If you are a new blogger or a writer who has decided to publish its work online, it is a good idea to consider using a free theme – believe me, there are really awesome ones. If needed more features in the future – most of the free themes can be upgraded to a PRO version or can be customized by a developer.

To help you choose faster (and wiser), your are free to check out this list of 20 free magazine WordPress themes and decide which ones suit you the best.

NewsMag Lite

A beautiful theme that comes alongside with easy custom logos, flexible slider navigation, clean code and is constant updates. With the PRO version, you will also receive custom fonts, customizable sliders, color codes categories and much more.


This neat theme is very popular among WordPress users and appears in most of “best free” listings. It offers clean and validated code that is easily editable, theme options panel that makes it easy to update the main information and localization.


The theme is best for news websites, magazines or business websites. It has both a free version and a PRO one (with more available features). The theme is pretty popular and is used for more than 90k websites.


This theme is for those who love a simplistic yet very clean and beautiful design. More to it, it is retina ready for displaying incredible quality pictures. Other cool features are infinite scroll so you don’t need to browse between pages, plugin support, unlimited color options etc.


This theme has a perfect magazine style design that is also a very good fit for a personal blog. The free version allows you to choose a primary color that represents your brand best, has SEO optimization and advanced typography.


Editorial is a modern theme with more than 6 widgets for a magazine layout, unlimited options for category colors, responsive design and is retina ready. Also very plugin compatible.


Ascendant is a multipurpose theme that works perfectly as a magazine type. The free version includes basic features and unlimited use of it. There are also two paid plans that are packed with more features.


Cool flat minimalistic design of this theme is perfect for blogging, publishing, news websites and similar. The theme is very responsive and SEO friendly. If the free package of features doesn’t seem enough, you can upgrade to a PRO version.

Yosemite Lite

This extremely minimal theme comes with responsive design, features like content slider, infinite scroll, Instagram in footer etc. It is very user-friendly: easy to set up and use.


With JustWrite that is an amazing theme, you will get a package of free features: widgetized index and footer, ad widgets, second navigation menu, page preloader and much more.


Shapely is a beautiful theme that is retina ready, so it works perfectly for fashion and travel blogs. More to it – it has a free WooCommerce feature, responsive design and has unlimited color options.

The Automobile

The Automobile is pretty much a new theme that is not widely used yet. Although it looks amazing and is definitely worth the try. The theme is highly customizable and has multiple layouts.

Black & White

This incredibly fashionable and stylish theme comes with cross browser support, responsive framework, unlimited color options etc. All the updates are always free and the theme is SEO friendly.


Allegiant is an amazing creation in the world of free themes, available both in free and PRO versions. The theme focuses on the visuals, has a responsive design, WooCommerce support and comes with complete layout control.


Loose is a clean and elegant theme, perfect for blogging or news websites. After choosing this theme, you are given the ability to choose from 3 different homepage layouts and homepage slider.


This theme is very easily customizable, has a responsive design and is built with the well-known bootstrap 3. It comes with contact forms, home responsive sliders and much more.


This great theme has 5 color schemes, multiple blog layouts, unlimited sliders and featured post section. What’s even cooler – the theme is WooCommerce ready and the feature is completely free.


The name of the theme speaks for itself – it was created for professional blogging. The theme is SEO friendly and it gives you the full control on the header, footer, and many other options.


Cannyon is a theme with a responsive layout that will guarantee a full mobile support for your website. You are given the opportunity to customize many different components to make the website as perfect as you want it to be.


Maggie is one of the best free modern WordPress themes for publishing and news websites. You can choose between two theme colors (dark and light), many layouts and add a slider.