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.
If you are looking a theme for a blog where you also make money from AdSense, I recommend you to prefer Premium themes over Free themes, as they are well-coded, and you will get premium 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:
Hueman free WordPress theme:
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.
DualShock by MyThemeShop:
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 an option panel which makes your work easier when it comes to customization. With HTML5 and CSS3, your blog is going to be SEO friendly.
Arras WordPress Theme
Arras is a wonderful free magazine style and blogging theme. The main thing anyone can observe that its control panel is as powerful as the control panel of paid WordPress themes.
Top Features of Arras
- Amazing control panel and you can change the whole layout using panel
- More than 5 color scheme
- Tabbed widget in sidebar
- Homepage custom widgets
- You can change layout grid
- You can change number of columns in footer
- Auto thumbnail resizing
Swift WordPress Theme
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?