15 Fresh Blog & Magazine WordPress Themes (Nov/Dec 2014)

It’s holiday season! But that hasn’t slowed down the volume of theme releases in anyway, so let’s have a little look at the best blog/magazine themes that have been released in the last month or so.

1. Festively

Festively   An unashamedly festive theme

A festive theme designed in part to bring the holiday cheer to your online magazine/blog. A beautifully scripted theme with great overlay features for sharing options and search functionality. You can employ widgetized header, footer or sidebars, which can also double up as a great web planner. This theme is loaded with plenty of font options including Google fonts, Typekit and Adobe Web fonts.

More details & downloads | Price: $38

2. Opal

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Opal is a personal blog theme built on the DeepBlu Framework. This theme makes available to you multiple preset options for different types of website and you can use the data importer to check how the theme would actually look like with some data on it.

The theme has many widgetized areas where shortcodes can be inserted and AdSense can be used for monetisation. This theme package comes with 650+ font options, SEO optimization, a multi-column blogging format and a child theme version.

More details & downloads | Price: $38

3. Real

Real   Paid Centent Blog Magazine WordPress Theme

Real is a personal blog/magazine theme with slider options, multiple widget areas that can be used for advertising, 300+ font options and is translation ready. Real makes available 2 header layouts, 7 post formats, 8 pre-defined color skins and this theme is compatible with Paid Membership PRO which is a free plugin that enables any website to monetize content.

More details & downloads | Price: $43

4. Artemida

Artemida   Responsive Blog WordPress Theme

Artemida is a minimal, creative premium WordPress theme for personal blogging and it has 2 blog layouts, 4 header layouts, 6 custom widgets and 9 widgetized areas at the disposal of the web admin. It is advertised as a theme that requires little WordPress expertise to use. This theme is search engine optimized with schematic HTML5 markup, has over 500+ Google font options and child theme support.

More details & downloads | Price: $38

5. Goliath

Goliath   Responsive Magazine

Goliath is a News & Editorial theme that works well on all mobile devices, an important feature especially for News websites as we find that the percentage of people who read on the go continues to rise. A product rating system is available with this theme. This theme package includes three plugins worth $90 which include Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and Mega Menu.

Goliath is built with Bootstrap 3.1 and supports WPML and Woo Commerce. This theme works in tandem with Google Rich snippets so that your search results look as good as possible. It also has a great ad management system for easy monetisation. With Auto Hot Articles, it is ensured that your best articles get the most attention from visitors.

More details & downloads | Price: $58

6. Engine

Engine

A great choice of theme for a multi-faceted News, Blog or Online Magazine. Engine can help handle content from all verticals and the most common of online magazine topics including but not limited to gaming, gadgets, celebrity gossip, video, technology and headline news.

A drag & drop builder, smart sidebars that help make the most of screen space, mini sites that help you build a large website by helping you build smaller sections within the main website and mega menus which help a visitor to navigate a complex labyrinth are all features that help make a good News or Editorial website. The other features of this theme include Comparisons to enable product comparisons, a reviews feature, a powerful ad management system and mobile accessibility.

More details & downloads | Price: $63

7. Absolute

Absolute – WordPress Magazine Theme   Just another WordPress site

A theme designed for a News agency or an online magazine or a blog. This theme provides the user with 6 homepage options: News/Blog, Lifestyle, Business & Finance, FoodPress, Fashion/ShowBiz and Sports/Fitness. With such rich picking any business niche or vertical can be covered by a website created with this theme.

Smart Contest Box, Post Slider/Carousel, powerful page builder in Visual Composer, wall ads & intelligent ads, mega menu, post auto download, integrated review system and multi language functionality make this theme a great choice for an online magazine. And you also get 3 navigation styles, 6 header options and 5 custom widgets.

More details & downloads | Price: $48

8. Florence

Florence - Just another WordPress site

Florence is a classic blog theme with sidebar & full width layouts. This theme provides a plethora of layout options with multiple sidebars, footer widgets and color & background options. This theme is ideal for someone looking to present content in a clean fashion with minimal distractions. Florence supports 4 post formats and is translation ready.

More details & downloads | Price: $43

9. Top News

Top News - WordPress News   Magazine Theme

Top News is a News & Editorial theme with excellent features including post/page slideshows, fly-out navigation, video/audio posts and unlimited color options. This responsive theme comes with 5 preset ad banner sizes for monetisation purposes. There are 11 custom widgets and a drag & drop homepage for customization of theme.

More details & downloads | Price: $58

10. Logger

Logger   Magazine   Personal WP Theme

A flat WordPress theme for blogs and magazines. Logger comes with unlimited home pages, 4 single post styles, unlimited layouts and dark & light versions. The theme package also includes an advertising system, a 404 page, 9 page templates and 27 custom widgets.

More details & downloads | Price: $48

11. Scribbo

THE SEVENTIES PHOTOSHOOTING   Scribo premium WP theme

A visually impressive theme with a clean, minimal design with a creative flourish. A WordPress theme that advertises fast loading and exudes elegance while presenting content to visitors.

More details & downloads | Price: $43

12. Binder PRO

Binder PRO   The ultimate publishing WordPress Theme

Binder PRO is suitable for blogs/magazines or even a corporate website. 12 builder modules, SiteOrigin page builder, custom crafted sliders, Crelly slider, multiple publishing layouts that suit different types of content, Gravity forms support, 360+ font options help with customization of this theme.

More details & downloads | Price: $48

13. Pagino

Pagino   Ultimate Blogging WordPress Theme

Pagino is a multi-layout blogging theme with 12 different blog templates, a wide spectrum of font options, 13 shortcodes, 8 widgets and 8 page formats. And this theme package also includes 3 featured sliders and support for MailChimp and Google AdSense.

More details & downloads | Price: $43

14. TuneUp

TuneUp   Responsive WordPress Theme

TuneUp is a great theme for personal blogging and it provides the necessary features to make a great personal blog site.

More details & downloads | Price: $43

15. Voice

Voice   A Magazine WordPress Theme with a Twist

A theme which serves as a great platform for News websites and online magazines but it can be used a personal blog as well. This theme permits a high level of customization, so much so that the developers claim it can be considered a multi-purpose theme. A clean modern design with good typography, Voice lays emphasis on readability of content and fast load times of webpages.

Voice provides unlimited color & font options. This theme provides multiple header options, a mega menu system, 150 post listing combinations consisting of 7 main layouts and 3 layouts for featured posts. You can employ advanced post filtering options, unlimited sidebars, smart categories, a related posts section and choose among 4 pagination choices.

More details & downloads | Price: $48

Conclusion

Any of the above themes will help you get started with a new blog or an online magazine.

It would be up to you to attract and develop a healthy readership for your blog. If you want some help with that try reading WHSR’s Guide To Blogging.