10 Best Free WordPress Magazine Themes

Magazine themes with grid layouts are perfect for your news based blogs, as they give more room to showcase your content. I collected and present here ten of the most flexible and innovative FREE WordPress Magazine themes and templates.

Some of these magazine themes may have been inspired by Blueprint CSS, a framework that offers a foundation to build websites with a grid layout.

All themes come with a range of options to showcase your content on the homepage. The idea of a magazine theme is to present content on your homepage in a way similar to how newspapers showcase their news.

Update 2011: When I posted these magazine themes in 2009, most browsers didn’t (fully) support CSS3. Now that Internet Explorer finally offers support for CSS3 in IE9, many new themes use this new version of CSS to add fancy effects to their design without the need of using background images, such as rounded borders, text shadow, border shadow and gradient backgrounds.

Zinmag Tribune
zinmag tribune wordpress theme by web2feel.com
Zinemag Tribune is the ultimate free WordPress theme with newspaper layout. It is bundled with many extra features, and a custom administration panel to enable its different modules. This white professional looking magazine style theme was designed by Jinsona creations, and released under the popular Zinmag series.
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Scarlett
Free scarlett theme by web2feel.com
The Scarlett theme is another stylish creation by web2feel.com. It features some nice custom dynamic content elements that are built into it. Multi-level dropdown navigation menu, Tabbed content area, Custom sliding elements with images, and so much more!
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The Morning After
The Morning After Magazine Theme by themasterplan.in
The Morning After is an original and professional looking magazine theme, created by Arun Kale. After a brief survey about what features bloggers would want to see in a unique magazine theme on the WordPress forums, Arun created The Morning After theme, considering the user feedback on this question. The Morning After theme is now released under a Creative Commons license.
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Magasin Cuatro
Magasin Cuatro - free wordpress theme by paddsolutions.com
Magasin Cuatro is a WordPress Magazine theme with Featured Post, Twitter Account integration, Flickr Thumbnails, Feedburner Email Subscription. This theme is adsense ready and optimized, compatible with the latest version of wordpress, and it has an integrated automatic thumbnail resize feature. It requires a number of free wp plugins to be installed for extra functionality.
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Grungezine
Grungezine WordPress Magazine Theme by wspark.com
Grungezine is a nice fixed width, 3 column layout, Magazine-style WordPress theme, created by wpspark. It has some important widgets and features build into it. License: Free to use, must keep the footer intact as is.
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WP Magazine
WP Magazine theme for wordpress by gabfire.com
WP Magazine is a flexible newspaper/magazine styled WordPress theme released by gabfire.com. It has 3 columns and a fixed width. Featured content is enabled, and advertising space is available. The theme has been tested with 6 different browsers. Users have contributed to make the theme available in different languages.
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Arthemia
Wordpress Arthemia theme by michaelhutagalung.com
Athemia is an innovative creation by Michael Jubel Hutagalung. The theme features paged plugin support, automated navigation page listing, headlines and a pictorial presentation.
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Branford Magazine
Branford Magazine free wordpress theme by der-prinz.com
Branford Magazine is a popular theme with some neat features, created by Michael Oeser. It’s an amazing theme combining the very best of two other great magazine layouts; inspiration came from “Revolution theme” by Brian Gardner and the “Mimbo theme” created by Darren Hoyt. This theme is ready for localization, and a language pack is available.
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FakeBlog
fakeblog wordpress theme by fakeblog.de
Fakeblog, aka Overstand Theme, is a fresh black/white/orange 3 column Magazine style template for wordpress powered weblogs. It is available in both the English and German language. See the theme live in action on fakeblog.de
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Magazeen
Free WordPress Magazeen Theme by smashingmagazine.com
The free wordpress Magazeen theme, created by the talented WeFunction Design Agency, is an advanced magazine look design which includes all the popular features. With the main focus being on typography, grids and magazine style, this theme suits all the needs for your news based blog.
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