Whether you’re a blogger, editorial writer, journalist, or any other type of writer, there are a number of different WordPress themes that allow you to share your content with the visitors on your website.
Newspaper WordPress themes — despite their name — work for all types of writing. No matter your content type, the layout you’re looking for, or the design you envision for your website, there are hundreds of newspaper themes to choose from. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of our 25 favorite newspaper themes for 2023 to help you find one that meets your needs.
Each of the following themes contains a description and a few key takeaways to help you efficiently determine which option or options might work for your own website. If you don’t see a theme listed below of interest, you can always check out the WordPress theme library for more options.
JNews offers a complete solution for creating news, magazine, and other publishing websites on WordPress. It comes with many essential features for publishers, including push notifications, truncated content for mobile, pay-to-submit functionality, and lots more.
JNews is also built for performance and customization, meaning you can build a unique website for your business that keeps SEO and page speed considerations top of mind.
What we like: JNews offers revenue-generating functionality like ad placements and restricted content, it has built-in systems for podcasters, video-makers, and more, and it offers a wide selection of premade layouts and designs.
News Pro is a great newspaper theme for content-heavy websites. This theme formats your articles, photos, audio, and videos in a way that works for the story you’re telling and for your website visitors.
The simple navigation options also keep your content organized to ensure a great user experience. Additionally, if you’re already a WP Engine hosting plan user, you get free access to all other StudioPress themes.
What we like: It’s ideal for content-heavy websites with simple navigation. WP Engine hosting plan users get access to all StudioPress themes.
Pricing: $20 per month
Foxiz offers a WordPress theme that is perfect for all kinds of publishing websites, such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Its publishing tools make it easy to use for any industry. The theme is compatible with a variety of SEO plugins to make your website search engine friendly and stand out from the competition.
Easily adapt the framework for all your website needs and combine the theme with the top marketing tools to generate leads and conversions.
What we like: Foxiz is built with mobile-first in mind, has a drag-and-drop builder for ease of use, and provides comprehensive documentation to answer all your website-building questions.
Pixwell provides a multifunctional and modern WordPress theme for newspapers, magazines, and blogs. The theme is designed for large sites and is easily customizable. There are hundreds of options for styles, elements, typography, color, and more. Core web vitals ensure your website is optimized for speed.
What we like: It’s ready for core web vitals to optimize speed and minimize the need for unnecessary plugins. It has hundreds of customization options and a unique function that allows your website visitors to bookmark interesting posts for later.
Newspaper is a WordPress theme created for writing articles and blogs in a newspaper template. The theme has several different layout options in their gallery suited for a wide range of blog types. There are also over 50 unique demos you can install in one click to help get you started designing your website and adding your written content.
What we like: Newspaper is created for articles and blogs, featuring a variety of layout options in their gallery. It also has 50 demos for immediate installation.
Voice is a clean and simple theme ideal for news and magazines. The theme has formatting features created for both news articles and editorial content. Voice has a wide variety of layout, color, and font options to customize your site.
There are options to set multiple authors on a single post as well as add a “related posts” section at the bottom of specific articles or pieces for visitors to continue reading on your site.
What we like: This theme is ideal for news and magazines. You can add multiple authors per post and related post sections.
Noozebeat is a fully responsive theme, meaning visitors can move seamlessly from desktop to mobile to tablet while on your site.
It’s designed for magazines and news articles and gives you the option to add advertising space, pages for your featured posts, and custom widgets to enhance your site’s user experience.
What we like: The theme is fully responsive. It was created for news articles and magazines and offers custom widgets.
Pricing: $34 yearly or a $174 one-time purchase
Hive is a WordPress theme built for bloggers. There are a number of customizable typography options to make your written content look unique and fit your style.
Adaptive layouts make your website interactive and exciting to look at — with these, you can mix and match your written content with different fonts, styles, images, and more.
What we like: Hive was built for bloggers. It provides great custom typography options and adaptive layouts.
Pricing: $75 yearly or a $112 one-time purchase
Felt is a WordPress theme ideal for publishing magazine-style content. The theme allows you to implement slideshows and carousels that automatically move visitors through a number of different images on your site. The theme also has built-in SEO features that will help you organically rank and reach more people.
What we like: This theme is ideal for digital magazines with the option to implement slideshows and carousels. It also includes automatic SEO features.
Pricing: $75 yearly or a $95 one-time purchase
Wonderwall is a great theme option if you’re a writer for a lifestyle blog or digital magazine. There are formatting options to display banner ads on your site and add a built-in newsletter subscription widget to quickly grow your number of readers. There are also a total of nine different customizable homepage layouts to choose from for your digital publication.
What we like: Wonderwall was created for lifestyle blogs and digital magazines. It features banner ad display options and nine customizable homepage layouts.
SmartMag is a multi-purpose WordPress writing theme suited for online magazines, newspapers, blogs, and review sites. The theme has a drag-and-drop page builder that allows you to easily test your content in different areas of your site, try different formats, and create your website without the need for any coding.
There is also the option to add multi-content slideshows to enhance the visual elements of your website and even help you generate more ad views.
What we like: SmartMag is a multi-purpose writing theme with a drag-and-drop page builder and multi-content slideshows.
GoodLife is a newspaper and magazine theme with five different types of article and post layouts to choose from based on your content type. There are also gallery pages for those of you looking to display your photo and video content in a unique way.
The theme is SEO-focused, so your website will be more likely to rank organically for certain key phrases and terms.
What we like: GoodLife was created for newspapers and magazines, featuring five different article and post layouts. It’s also an SEO-focused theme.
ColorMag is a magazine and blogging WordPress theme that comes with a layout for easily organizing and pairing your written content with your photos and videos. There are a number of ways to create specific pages and post types for featured and highlighted articles so they stand out to your readers and visitors.
ColorMag also has a dedicated support team ready to help you if you stumble upon any issues while designing your site.
What we like: This magazine and blogging theme has featured and highlighted post types and pages. Their dedicated support team is there to help you.
14. The Voux
The Voux is ideal for digital magazines with layouts tailored to galleries, articles, and online shopping. You can set your images in a “lightbox,” so they take up the entire width of your page and stand out with a black background for your website visitors.
You can also set Image Hotspots and Shoppable Images so visitors and customers can click on certain items in your images to learn more about them, see their prices, and purchase them.
What we like: This theme was built for magazines. It offers gallery image layout options with lightboxes along with Image Hotspots and Shoppable Images.
NewStar is a newspaper and magazine WordPress theme that features a one-click import tool so you can quickly select the features and layouts you want for your site and implement them immediately.
The theme offers a customizable Article Teaser so you can get your readers excited about continuing to read your piece, as well as neatly list multiple articles on one page. There is also plenty of ad space available in moveable banners throughout several different locations on your site.
What we like: Ideal for newspapers and magazines, NewStar features customizable article teasers. It also conveniently has a one-click feature import tool.
If you’re writing for a blog or magazine, MagPlus could be a great WordPress theme option for you. The theme has a Live Customizer so you can edit your website’s page designs, update their content and appearance, and see what your changes look like in real time.
MagPlus is a lightweight theme, so it’s speedy and efficient for your visitors. There are also 25 different layout options to help you customize the look of your site.
What we like: Created for blogs and magazines, MagPlus features a Live Customizer and 25 customizable page layout options.
Soledad is a multi-purpose WordPress theme, meaning you can use it for your blog, newspaper, magazine, and other content. The theme has dozens of layouts that allow you to mix your magazine and blog content or completely separate your images, videos, and blogs.
Soledad also has a White Label Tool that allows you to remove all of the Soledad logos throughout your site and replace them with your own so your theme is branded.
What we like: Soledad is a multi-purpose writing theme. You can mix and match your written content with videos and images and use the White Label Tool to brand your site.
Gridlove is a WordPress theme tailored to newspapers and magazines. With no coding knowledge required, anyone can easily get started building their website with one of the hundreds of customizable, pre-made layouts and templates, as well as their drag-and-drop page builder.
The theme offers a flexible homepage in which you can feature any number of articles and other types of content.
What we like: Tailored to newspapers and magazines, this theme doesn’t require any coding knowledge. It comes with hundreds of customizable layouts and templates so you can easily design your site the way you want.
Customizable and user-friendly, the drag-and-drop features for building your website are multifaceted. It offers a wide range of services including:
- Admin panels.
- Translation capabilities.
- One-click import.
These are just a few of the features, but there are dozens for you to explore.
What we like: Sahifa has a multifaceted drag-and-drop system, is easily translated, and provides a clean and modern approach to web design.
Astra is a highly customizable, multi-purpose WordPress theme featuring an easy-to-use system. No coding is involved. Every bit of this theme is drag and drop. This provides ease of use while still offering some pretty amazing features, in our opinion.
It offers a variety of templates suitable for content-heavy sites, ranging from newspapers to blogs. There is a little something for everyone with the Astra theme.
What we like: Astra offers pre-built newspaper, magazine, and blog templates. It seamlessly integrates with your favorite tools and provides self-hosted Google fonts.
Pricing: $47 for pro
Valenti is a comprehensive, responsive WordPress blog, news, and magazine review theme. With Valenti Drag & Drop Builder, users can create a unique homepage and easily modify it at any time.
As a review theme, Valenti offers a powerful, integrated reviews system and widget add-ons to create an interactive experience for your website. The featured image of a post can also be paired with Valenti’s unique mega menu system. Valenti also comes with bbPress and BuddyPress integrations.
What we like: Valenti is integrated with WooCommerce and is responsive and retina ready.
Jarida is a responsive and clean WordPress theme for blogs, magazines, and news outlets. With full customization and a thoughtful design, this theme offers unique functionalities. It’s retina-ready with multiple custom page designs and templates that are simple to import. Jarida offers a clean, formal interface to take care of your web design needs.
What we like: Jarida is ideal for news websites and blogs. It features unlimited review criteria along with a responsive and clean interface.
Rated the #1 magazine WordPress theme on ThemeForest, 15Zine offers a bright and inventive look into the magazine template builders for WordPress. Offering easy image attachmen and multiple theme templates, 15Zine provides a comprehensive platform designed to simplify the process of creating your magazine website.
What we like: 15Zine is a simple-to-use design with its drag-and-drop interface — no coding skills needed! Its retina-ready templates will make your website shine.
SeedProd is a drag-and-drop WordPress theme providing excellent ease of use. The builder also contains customizable features for the more experienced web designer.
Expert-level integration with your favorite tools and mobile-ready, this WordPress theme has everything the beginner or intermediate user could need. Being able to make several different landing pages is easier than ever with SeedProd.
What we like: SeedProd provides a drag-and-drop interface and customizable themes. It seamlessly integrates with your favorite third-party email providers and provides spam protection.
Pricing: $31.60 yearly for basic
Divi simplifies the process of creating websites by allowing newcomers and existing website owners alike to create or edit a customized website with ease. Divi’s visual editor and hundreds of pre-made designs make it accessible to just about anyone.
With the modules built into the templates and customization tools, you can build amazing hover effects to transform Divi’s modules into entertaining and interactive features. Catering to many different styles of website templates and all walks of experience, Divi is really raising the bar for traditional WordPress themes.
What we like: Customizable modules make website creation simple for all experience levels. Its drag-and-drop features allow you to create advanced page effects.
Pricing: $70 a year or a $199 one-time purchase
Back To You
These 25 WordPress newspaper themes are built to help you share all types of written content with your website visitors and customers. Whether you’re writing for a blog, magazine, review site, or newspaper, there is a writing theme tailored to your needs.
Get started and pick a theme listed above based on the type of writing you do, install it on your WordPress website, and start adding and sharing your content.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.