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Selecting a theme is as crucial as any other important stuff in the realm of WordPress, and to make sure our first choice was fit for the future, we need to look at only the better ones.

Maybe you’re new to the blogging or don’t have enough budget to purchase a paid theme. Whatever be the case, here is a compilation of best free magazine WordPress themes.

Speaking of myself, I also started with the free theme, tested a lot of them, and then went ahead with the premium ones.

So, let’s get the best magazine template for you which doesn’t cost a dime. Let’s begin!

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    Aqueduct Theme

    5.6
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    Before we begin with the features, I’ll recommend you to check out how it looks via its Demo link below. The theme will definitely grab your attention because of the c …. Read full review

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    SuperMag Theme

    4.6
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    As you can guess from the name, SuperMag is a dedicated WordPress theme for creating magazine, news, and blog sites. The customizable homepage is built with various widgets, which means you can choose …. Read full review
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    JustWrite Theme

    4.3
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    The name clearly indicates that JustWrite is an especially developed theme for writers, journalists, and other similar professions. The professionally designed homepage includes 10 different sections. …. Read full review
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    Point Theme

    3.4
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    It’s one of the safest product to choose in this compilation because of two reasons. First, it’s a free product from a known and highly passionate developer, MyTheme …. Read full review

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    Justread Theme

    2.8
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    Justread is a simple yet beautiful WordPress blog theme that helps you build your blog in no time at all. Justread focuses on showing your content in a beautiful way. It has a grid layout in the homep …. Read full review
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    ionMag Theme

    2.7
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    ionMag is one of the most advanced free WordPress themes I have seen this year. Equip with a live page builder to quickly edit your website on the fly. What I really like about this theme is that a th …. Read full review
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    VMag Theme

    2.6
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    VMag features an attractive, modern design that is perfect for creating news, magazine, blog, or any content-based website. The strategic use of inviting colors, large images, and bold typography will …. Read full review
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    Smart Magazine Theme

    1.8
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    It’s the final recommendation from my side which again comes with a proper magazine UI, offering elegant looks, and keeping the simplicity at its best. Dedicated cut-o …. Read full review

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    PlayBook Theme

    1.7
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    It’s another product from MyThemeShop, and it’s developed using HTML5 and CSS3, the two very modern web programming language to ensure its compatibility for modern a …. Read full review

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    CRAWFORD Theme

    1.7
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    Crawford is one of the best minimalistic free WordPress themes available to download. Perfect for personal bloggers, foodies or photographers thanks to the elegant display of the big beautiful feature …. Read full review
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    AcmeBlog Theme

    1.7
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    The design of a magazine is the primary attraction and the UI offered by AcmeBlog is none less than a premium theme. It looks unique, elegant, and is easy for the eyes t …. Read full review

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    Shapely Theme

    1.6
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    It’s a one-page theme with support for e-commerce setup, thanks to WooCommerce integration within. It comes with multiple customization options with advanced functionalities available …. Read full review

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    Ridizain Theme

    1.6
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    Ridizain is a popular sleek modern magazine base off the Twenty Fourteen WordPress theme. It’s packed with lots of customization feature to help you create a website that’s tailor to your needs. With …. Read full review
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    Klean Theme

    1.1
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    This one is available for free on the official theme repository of WordPress and comes with a very simple and minimal web design. Everything looks damn simple, which is …. Read full review

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    Magazine Style Theme

    1.1
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    The key area which Magazine Style theme targets is a proper blog structure which can offer a magazine-like a feel. The interface is simple to setup and doesn’t require …. Read full review

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    Gateway Theme

    1.1
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    Gateway is developed on Foundation and Underscores, two of the most popular theme frameworks for WordPress. As a result, your website will offer a smooth user experience for the visitors. You can use …. Read full review
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    MH Newsdesk lite

    1.1
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    The ‘lite’ word confirms that it’s a free version of the premium theme which will come with additional premium features. The one we have for free comes with flat d …. Read full review

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    Codilight Lite Theme

    1.1
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    As per the overall ambiance is concerned, Codilight Lite is the best and highly recommended theme from my side. It’s a product of a known developer with years of exper …. Read full review

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    GADGETRY Theme

    1.1
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    ThemeFuse is a known developer and surprisingly, Gadgetry is available without any price tag. It can be used to run a fully functional blog or a small size magazine. All …. Read full review

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    Pinnacle Theme

    0.5
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    Coming from Kadence themes, Pinnacle is a flat WordPress theme with multi-purpose opportunities. You can use the theme to create corporate, business, personal, portfolio, or e-commerce sites. The full …. Read full review
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    Bravo Theme

    0.5
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    Bravo is a great template for marketers, bloggers, and creative individuals. It features a site-wide call to action which you can use to drive up your subscription, popular post and more. The design o …. Read full review
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    Total Theme

    0.0
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    Featuring a clean, simple design, Total offers a complete solution for creating different types of websites from personal to corporate or business. You can use the theme to create both one-page or reg …. Read full review
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    Nirvana Theme

    0.0
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    This beautiful WordPress theme could be a great choice for developing personal or professional websites. The highly customizable theme comes with more than 200 theme options to help you personalize th …. Read full review
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    MesoColumn Theme

    0.0
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    It’s a simple theme but has been used by over ten thousands of users right now. It is compatible with …. Read full review

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    Sugar and Spice Theme

    0.0
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    This chic, feminine theme could be one of the best choices for creating your next wedding blog, event management or any festival website. The simple, elegant design will offer a warm welcome to the vi …. Read full review
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    Surfarama Theme

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    It offers a unique layout on the main screen, thus, offering a slightly different feel to the overall blog. It’s a perfect theme for those who plan to share funny thin …. Read full review

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    EightyDays Theme

    0.0
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    This is a responsive WordPress theme that would be suitable for anyone wanting to create a magazine style website. EightyDays features a stunning grid layout which is great for displaying big images t …. Read full review
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    Greek Restaurant Theme

    0.0
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    Greek Restaurant uses Bootstrap framework for being totally secure and fast performing theme. It is perfect for niches like restaurants, pizzerias, barbecues, etc., and …. Read full review

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    Meeta Theme

    0.0
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    A totally responsive theme which comes with a lot of customizations in spite of being available for free and it supports custom widgets and custom headers too.

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    Drento Theme

    0.0
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    It’s a theme with unique look and UI which always focuses on the images and stories. The theme holds a logo area on top, fixed at the center, followed by a Navigation …. Read full review

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    Amadeus Theme

    0.0
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    Amadeus is a feature-rich blogging theme for WordPress. The simple, elegant design, and planned navigation will ensure that the visitors are enjoying a superior user experience. You can add links to v …. Read full review
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    RedWaves Lite Theme

    0.0
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    It’s a theme which uses a minimal layout, ensuring top-notch performance in almost every case. The theme is responsive to ensure proper functioning of mobile devices, …. Read full review

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    Activello Theme

    0.0
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    Activello scores impressively when measured in terms of convenience and flexibility. This theme has all the qualities a user would want their theme to have. The clean design of the theme, friendly use …. Read full review
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    Virtue Theme

    0.0
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    Though this theme has its premium version as well, that costs around $45, but the free version is still quite capable of delivering excellent eCommerce services for your website. The free Virtue eComm …. Read full review
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    FASHIONISTA Theme

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    As you can judge from the name itself, it’s for fashion niche, specifically. The layout fits …. Read full review

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    Finch Theme

    0.0
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    Finch is one of our most popular WordPress theme to date and for good reasons too. Like all themes created by us, it’s super fast, search engine ready and approved by the guys at WordPress.org. To get …. Read full review
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    Kerli lite Theme

    0.0
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    If your plan is to share a lot of photographs, yes big sized, then consider checking out my next recommendation. It’s a free product, as you’re looking for, and come …. Read full review

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    Griffin Theme

    0.0
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    If you want to create a magazine base or a viral website, then Griffin is the template for you. It comes with a grid base design similar to Pinterest and is one of our most popular theme to date. And …. Read full review
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    PepMagazine Theme

    0.0
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    It’s a proper News magazine theme, with dedicated UI for the specific niche I just mentioned. It comes with proper optimization for advertisement tools like AdSense an …. Read full review

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    ComboMag Theme

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    ComboMag is one of the oldest theme matching our criteria here which has served over thousands of users so far. It comes with normal support, but you can also purchase i …. Read full review

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    MH Magazine lite

    -1.0
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    It’s a lite version which you can begin using without paying anything, at all. The theme features custom widgets and tons of Admin Options to use and customize the ove …. Read full review

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    Hueman Theme

    -0.4
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    Hueman is no doubt an incredibly well-designed theme. This theme is associated with Alexander Agnarson who has worked hard to ensure it is a success and fully meets user needs. Today, Hueman is one of …. Read full review
44 Best Free Magazine WordPress Themes 2018 Summery
NameEditor’s RatingPricing Model
Viral Mag Lite3.9/5Freemium, Subscription
Madd Magazine3.6/5Freemium
Aqueduct Theme3.5/5Open source
SuperMag Theme3.4/5Freemium
JustWrite Theme3/5Freemium, One time license