There are hundreds of WordPress themes that are available for download and installation online. However, when it comes to getting a suitable theme for journalists, editors, photographers and newspapers, it can be quite a challenge to get the right theme. This is because those are industries that are entirely focussed on passing content as soon as it is available, targeting as many visitors as possible. This means that such websites and blogs have a very high traffic and should, therefore, be able to serve every visitor without any problems. Further, the theme should be catchy and easy for the site visitor at the same time.
In this article, we are going to cover the best fifteen WordPress themes for journalists, editors, photographers and newspapers that we have done research on. These themes can be easily downloaded and installed for use and customization. Most of them come with demo content that is even easier to customize.
The following are some of the best WordPress themes for journalists, editors, photographers and newspapers.
Magsy is one of the most popular themes that are clean and well optimized to meet the needs of a magazine and blog sites. With Magsy, you can easily build your own homepage using its custom modules which work more like a page builder that has a minimal distraction. All its modules are designed with the same architecture with widgets from WordPress making sure that you will not spend time learning about how to use them as long as you are familiar with WordPress.
The theme also comes with a demo site that can be easily imported then customized to meet the needs of the website one is building. There are five different homepage versions which are built from modules to choose from. The posts in the modules can be filtered by category, tag and ordered by date, like count, view count, comment count, title, ID or randomized.
Journo is a magazine and blog theme that has been designed by Edge themes. It is very clear and straight to the point with a very attractive design. It is one among the very few good choices that bloggers or magazines have if they would like to get a website that is way above what many people have.
Journo comes with limitless header styles that give your blog or website visitors a dynamic an excellent experience when navigating through different pages on the site. Sharing on social media is much easier with this theme as it comes with integrated social share buttons including Twitter and Instagram feed widgets.
Journo allows you to share posts to your audience in different layouts. You can choose from the available post layouts to share and attract attention to your posts by using a unique layout. The theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce allowing you to create a modern and user-friendly online store, comes with a premium version of revolution slider plugin, has a visual composer among other attractive features.
CheerUp is one of the few themes that seem to have been designed with luxury design options as the core aspect of the theme. It is very good for use with any type of blog or magazines and comes with over five hundred layout combinations that not only give you a wide variety to choose from but also a wide selection to creating attention-grabbing posts.
It has been designed to give you the fastest loading time for your content by having all the scripts loaded at the end of the page, making sure that your content loads first and fast. Further, it only loads an image when a site visitor scrolls to it, making your pages load even faster.
When it comes to the header style, you can choose from a wide range of available options among them light top bar, dark top bar, logo with an advert, navigation below the logo, navigation above the logo and centred navigation. You can also use the theme options panel that is integrated right into the WordPress live customizer to change almost every other element of the theme without writing a single line of code.
This is another theme that is flexible, modular and very effective for use with a blog. Magazine or even photography website. It gives one an unlimited and complete control over the homepage, meaning that one can design the layout to be exactly what they want. It also comes with much more features such as a fullscreen slider, layout shortcodes, a modular homepage, an advanced theme admin panel, two menu locations with a dropdown, an unlimited colour scheme, a font selector, multiple jQuery sliders among others.
Columns also come with some templates that you can adopt for your website or blog. Among the available templates are homepage template (widgetized), masonry template (homepage alternative), blog template (index.php), full width template, redirect, error 404, archive template and author template.
The REX is one of the few themes with a modern look and a clean design that can be used for blogging, photography, news articles, editorial, review sites and magazines. It is very is to use and quite flexible compared to other themes and has several good features as well as custom widgets.
The theme comes with a page builder that allows you to easily create new pages by just dragging and dropping content to it. You can also use the page builder to do a multiple categories selection for different modules. To keep your visitors reading your content with visiting a new link, the theme comes with an Ajax load more support that allows a visitor to read more about that particular post without having to necessarily reload the whole page. This speeds up the time with which your site visitors can get through your content. We can’t talk about this theme without talking about its custom unlimited sidebar generator that allows you to create custom sidebars that can be used on any page.
This is a flat WordPress theme that is suitable for people looking to get a magazine template or a corporate, personal, niche and marketing blog. It is very easy to use and can be easily customized to match your preferences. You can even convert it easily for use in other niches without much work. This is made possible by its flat and modern design, unlimited homepages, over thirty-eight colour variations, unique page variations, over seven hundred fonts and the available unlimited layouts. It also comes with an advanced admin panel to help you create and manage all the theme options.
It comes with a number of awesome features to make your work easier and to give your website or blog a perfect look. Among these features, there are social share buttons on each post, post format features including audio, video and SoundCloud, gallery formats including a slider, grid and column among others.
Woohoo is a perfect WordPress theme, especially when used as a news, magazine, blog or photography theme. With Woohoo theme, you can be guaranteed of a sleek and stylish website or blog especially because of the trendy features and options which it brings along. The theme developers gave a lot of attention to the readability and content of the theme because they are very important to all website and blog owners, optimizing the theme to get good SEO results and a very high loading speed making sure that your site visitors will not be frustrated when visiting your website or blog.
When using the Woohoo theme, you do not need to have any coding skills. The theme comes with a powerful admin panel that helps you to easily manage and customize your website or blog without any difficult or much effort. You can enable or disable any of the theme options with just a simple one click. You can also easily import the theme demo data by a single click and customize it to meet all your requirements.
This theme is one of the very good themes for use with a magazine, reviews, blog sites and news websites. It comes with integrated videos, reviews, galleries, slideshows and an ad system on all posts. The theme developers have made sure to give you a responsive theme that will look amazing on any device size – mobile phones, tablets and desktop.
CNEWS is a very easy theme to configure and customize, allowing you to completely customize the homepage and posts using the theme’s options. It comes with up to eighteen custom widgets that can allow you to quickly create a homepage and configure it by customizing the widgets within minutes to match your preferences.
Maggz WordPress theme is one of the few themes that come with a host of beautiful elements and flexible theme options that are tailored to meet your website and blog needs. Just like some of the themes discussed in this article, Maggz theme comes with a free premium visual composer plugin that allows you to create and edit pages by just dragging and dropping content. It also comes with free premium revolution slider plugin that enables you to create awesome sliders for pages and posts.
The developers have paid a lot of attention to the theme content by designing the theme using good coding practices to help boost your SEO ranking. This is further made better by the Instagram and Twitter feed widgets as well as the social share buttons that appear on every post making it easy for your site visitors to share your posts externally to other social media sites.
This is a powerful and versatile personal WordPress theme that can be used for any blog and magazine. One of the best things that come with this theme is the ease with which you can customize your blog or website by changing fonts, colours and most of the theme elements. This is made easier by the fact that the theme comes with over one hundred and forty styling options.
This theme offers one with an amazing visual experience to help showcase their content with a responsive design that is fully optimized for mobile swipe and touch. Among the theme features, we have .pot file for easy translation included, child theme included, responsive design, flexible slider, featured and popular posts tabs, google fonts selector for most elements, colour customizer for most elements, Instagram and Twitter feed and custom ad locations and widget.
This is an excellent theme, especially for magazines, news, review and publishing sites. It comes with a frontend page builder called tagDiv Composer which has a cloud library with over four hundred templated already built for categories, posts, tags, author and 404 pages. The cloud library together with the tagDiv composer enables one to easily drag and drop any element then customize it from the frontend making it very easy to mix elements and build pages.
This theme is very flexible and comes with unique demos, elegant design, an intelligent ads system, integrated translations and easy customization that do not require one to have any coding skills. Its one click demo installer makes it even easier to install and start customizing your site. The theme also comes with several header and footer layouts with big grid combinations which have shortcodes with a full-width support. The themes of unlimited design possibilities, clean coding and the fast loading page speeds are just some of the many features that come with this theme.
This is another visually excellent interactive and dynamic WordPress magazine and blog theme that is specially designed to serve as a theme for all kinds of news, review and online magazine websites. It is very good, especially when managing a news blog and website. It is very good at delivering content in an eye-catching and appealing way that easily keeps your audience interested and in touch to get more content. It has an ad space that is conveniently located to enable you to sell ads and gain revenue quickly from it.
It comes with a polished and clean user interface which has multiple front page designs to easily match your preferences. To further make it ideal, it has multiple widgets, headers and sidebars that are easy to customize to give you a modern and engaging website or blog.
This is a multipurpose WordPress theme but very special for use with magazine websites. It comes with the much-needed flexibility in colour especially for news blogs and websites as well as unlimited sidebars that can be posted on. It supports post views allowing one to order posts by the number of views. With this theme, you get up to four types of pagination, custom widgets and shortcodes to work with.
Gridlove is popular with a wide range of built-in layouts which can be easily customized to match your personal preferences without having to worry about its compatibility with screen sizes or browsers. Among some of the best features with Gridlove is its compatibility with WooCommerce and WPML, its special section for uploading icons and logos, RTL support and built-in translation among others.
This is a responsive and eloquent multipurpose WordPress theme that is very good for creating magazine websites. It is very easy to use and one does not need any coding skills to create a website or blog using it. It comes with a drag and drop page builder that allows one to easily create any layout that matches their needs. Seamless content slideshows and modern post types and styles make this theme one of the best for use for your website or blog. Its revolution slider easily keeps the audience busy and engaged with the website’s content while its mobile friendliness and responsiveness make sure that they would never be frustrated or regret visiting your website or blog.
It also comes with a clever menu system that allows you to craft an excellent navigation system within an easy to use interface. It is also compatible with the bbPress plugin that allows one to set up forums for their projects without any difficulty.
This is one of the few WordPress themes that have a strong focus on publicity and advertising. It comes with several demos with related content to choose from as well as Google AdSense and other related features. If you are looking for a promotion, then MagPlus will give you templates for blog and portfolios that are specialized in the promotion.
It comes with unlimited layouts with over twenty sliders and almost a similar number of headers to choose from. It also allows one to quickly create pages and posts using the drag and drop page builder or even shortcodes. One of the themes main objectives is user experience. This means that with MagPlus, you get a theme that has already been tailored to give your visitors an experience that will keep them satisfied and coming for more. It is also responsive to different screen sizes and compatible with multiple browsers.
There are multiple available themes online for almost any WordPress website that you might want to have. The themes discussed above are just but a few of the best WordPress themes you can get for websites and blogs for journalists, editors, photographers and newspapers. Like we have seen, you do not need any coding skills to get started with a magazine blog or website with these themes, and therefore you should not have any reason why you would not be able to get started with such websites or blogs if they fall within your industry or something you have wanted to do.