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Best Free WordPress News-Magazine/Online Editorial Themes for 2017
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Online magazines are immensely growing worldwide. These days people prefer to get quick information and news through their devices rather than newspapers and bulky magazines. Moreover the popular online news magazine websites like Time Magazine, New York Post, BBC America etc. are based on WordPress.  WordPress is simple, user-friendly and fully responsive. Since it is a free and open CMS platform, you can easily get hundreds of  WordPress themes for different categories. But it’s not sure that all of them are genuine and trustworthy.So before choosing themes for your new website, make sure whether the theme meets all your requirements or not.

Here we have made a collection of best free WordPress themes, specialized for online news magazines and review publishing sites. We have listed only the genuine, well-tested themes that comprise most of the features required to build a complete and successful online news magazines.

Let’s explore them:

VMag

VMag -Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

VMag is a feature-rich WordPress news-magazine theme by AccessPress Themes. It is ideal for online magazine, newspaper, editorials, journals and other review publishing sites. It is released in WordPress repository on 4th November 2016.

Major features of VMag:

  • Carousel News Widgets
  • Slider Section
  • Ads Ready
  • News Ticker
  • 13 Inbuilt Widgets
  • Related Articles in Single Page

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IsleMag

IsleMag - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

IsleMag is a modern designed WordPress magazine theme by ThemeIsle. The theme is perfect for tech magazines, newspaper media websites, professional blogs, and any other content rich websites. It is released in WordPress repository on 6th May 2016.

Major features of IsleMag:

  • Responsive Design
  • Ads Banner
  • Carousel Slider
  • Live customizer Based
  • Custom Background
  • Clean and Validate Code

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Maggie Lite

Maggie Lite - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

Maggie Lite is a responsive free WordPress news magazine theme by 8 Degree Themes. The theme is suitable for any kind of online magazine, newspaper, editorial, personal/professional blogs and other review publishing sites. It is released in WordPress repository on 18th August 2016.

Major features of Maggie Lite:

  • Fully Customizer Based
  • Colorful Category Backgrounds
  • News Ticker
  • 7 Inbuilt Widgets
  • Multiple Ads Section
  • Custom Tools

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AccessPress Mag

AccessPress Mag - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

AccessPress Mag is a clean and free magazine WordPress theme by AccessPress Themes. It is released in WordPress repository on 3rd May 2016. The theme is best suited for newspapers, editorials, online magazine, blog and any other personal websites.

Major Features of AccessPress Mag:

  • Full Magazine Homepage
  • Post view and Comment Count
  • Beautiful Article Page
  • Ads and Google Ads Ready
  • Built-in Review System
  • Breadcrumb Settings

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Hueman

Hueman - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

Hueman is an excellent free magazine theme for WordPress. It is a theme by Press Customizr. It is released on WordPress repository on 3rd May 2016.  The theme is designed for blogging sites, online news-magazine, journals, review pushing site etc. Besides, it can also be used for business purposes.

Major Features of Hueman:

  • Extensive Styling Options
  • Flexible Layout Options
  • 4 Footer Widget Column
  • Unlimited Widget Area
  • Footer and Header Ads
  • Integrated Share Counts

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ColorMag

ColorMag - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

ColorMag is a responsive free WordPress magazine style theme. It is designed and developed by ThemeGrill. The theme is best for news, newspaper, online editorials, magazine, personal blogging, and any other websites. It is released in the WordPress repository on 4th May 2016.

Major Features of ColorMag:

  • Magazine Style Design
  • WooCommerce Compatible
  • 15+ Widget Area
  • Image Advertisement Widget
  • Featured category Slider Widget
  • Category Color Options

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Newsmag Lite:

NewsMag-Lite - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

Newsmag Lite is a clean and simple WordPress online magazine theme by Macho Themes. This fully responsive theme is ideal for an online newspaper, magazines, journals and all other websites for promoting contents, images, etc. It is released in WordPress repository on 4th May 2016.

Major Features of Newsmag:

  • Fully Responsive Design
  • Ads Banner Ready
  • Cross browser Compatible
  • Custom Logo Upload
  • Translation Ready
  • Widgetized Footer

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SuperNews

SuperNews - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

SuperNews, a perfect free magazine WordPress template by Acme Themes. It is suitable for online news site, magazine, personal blogs, review publishing sites and all other content focused websites. It is released in the WordPress repository on 19th June 2016.

Major Features of SuperNews:

  • Advanced Custom Widget
  • Custom Sidebar Areas
  • Header/Footer Options
  • Breadcrumb Options
  • Advertisement Ready
  • Breaking News Options

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GreatMag

GreatMag - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

GreatMag is fresh-faced free WordPress magazine theme by aThemes. This easy-to-use theme is a perfect choice for online news magazines, simple blogs, photo blogging, editorials, information/article publishing sites and so on. It is released in January 2017.

Major features of GreatMag:

  • Bundled Widget
  • Page Builder Support
  • Powerful Theme Options
  • Blog Layouts
  • Access to Google Fonts

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MH Magazine Lite

MH Magazine Lite - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

MH Magazine Lite is a brilliant WordPress news magazine theme by MH Themes. It is designed for online magazines, news websites, editorials, journals, review publishing sites and so on. It is released in the WordPress repository on 4th May 2016.

Major Features of MH Magazine Lite:

  • Fully Widgetized
  • Custom Widgets
  • Contact Form 7 Powered
  • FlexSlider 2 with Touch Support
  • Responsive Layouts
  • Custom Menu Slot

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Editorial

Editorial - Best Free WordPress News Magazine Themes

Editorial is a flexible WordPress news-magazine style theme, designed by Mystery Themes. The theme is suitable for online magazines, newspaper, publishing, personal/professional blogs, and any other websites. It is released in the WordPress repository on 11th October 2017.

Major Features of Editorial:

  • Beautiful Header Layout
  • Live Customizer Based
  • Related articles Layout
  • Easy Customization Options
  • Single Page Layout
  • 7 Custom Widgets

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Wrapping Up:

All the above-mentioned themes are best optimized for content rich websites. You can choose any of your choices and create a stunning news site with an ease for FREE.

These are the best WordPress magazine themes for 2017, as soon as new and good theme release, we will update it in our list. Stay tuned.

If you are a WordPress theme author or user and have some good recommendation for the list, please feel free to share with us. We would love to mention it here. Your any suggestion and recommendation are highly appreciated. 🙂