With the growth of WordPress as a platform, now we have plenty of theme options.
Magazine style WordPress themes are very popular as it shows a good number of posts on the homepage. Especially for tech and news blog, magazine style theme is a requisite.
Since this list consists of free WordPress theme, I had a hard time picking the best one. One of the major problems which I found with the free version of the theme is the lack of support.
So, let’s get started with our updated list of premium like free WordPress themes.
Note: This is a well-researched and up to date collection of themes.
Free Magazine Style WordPress Themes:
This is one of the most popular free WordPress theme in the WordPress theme repo. This is a fully responsive theme and is widgetized. It comes with 10 post formats and is boxed layout. This is an ultra popular theme and you would love to get this for your blog. Here I have linked to the official author page which has more features than the one listed on WordPress repo.
Harsh, CEO of ShoutMeLoud has already reviewed MythemeShop marketplace here and one of the reasons we like them is because they care about the community. They have tons of free and premium theme. DualShock is another responsive modern magazine style WordPress theme. This comes with options panel which makes your work easier when it comes to customization. With HTML5 and CSS3, your blog is going to be SEO friendly.
Swift is another magazine style WordPress theme and is known for its super SEO. Swift theme control panel is more powerful than Arras. Read our complete review of Swift theme. It is free for trial for 45 days. After your trial expires, you site will continue to use it, however, you can not make any changes in the theme settings.
Top Features of Swift
- SEO optimized WordPress theme
- Change layout type according to your requirement from Magazine style to blogging style
- Complete customization using theme panel
- Three custom menu areas
- Special author bio and social bookmarking widget
- Tabbed widget in sidebar
Do let us know which one is your favorite premium magazine style WordPress theme and which WordPress theme you would recommend to others?