Their growing demand: WordPress Magazine/Gazette/Newspaper Themes Overview

wordpress_logo.gifLately, there’s been a lot of rumbling within the WordPress Themes Scene. I’m not talking about some of the free themes that contain tracking codes, but the rise of the Magazine/Gazette/Newspaper themes. During the past three months quite a few have popped up. Here’s a little overview.

Paid Themes

Revolution WordPress theme


Revolution is a widget-ready, customizable theme that is an ideal solution for online magazines, online newspapers, and other websites that wish to use WordPress as a content management system.

Revolution WordPress Theme Spinoffs


After the original release of Revolution some spinoffs were released, by the original author, which take Revolution to the next level with custom listings, nice tabbed features, etc.. Several flavors are available:

All spinoff themes can be purchased for $99.95 (Single-Use Package); Multiple-Use Packages of each theme roll out for $249.95 and the Developer Package (including all 4 themes) can be yours for $499.95



Cornerstone is a fixed width, magazine style layout. The upper portion of the sidebar is wide enough to house videos or a variety of ad banner sizes to fit your needs. The lower portion is split into two columns, providing plenty of options for displaying category links, popular posts, flickr photos, etc.

Price for this all? $99.95 for the Personal Edition and $249.95 for the Developer Edition

Free Themes



Mimbo is a magazine-style WordPress theme which makes extensive use of WP’s template tag system to create a non-traditional layout. It contains no images and only minimal CSS styling. Mainly it exists as a clean, grid-based starter layout for designers to install and style to their own liking



Visionary is a WordPress theme for news/magazine sites. It includes built-in video features that easily allow you to add videos to your site.

The best part of it all is that this baby ships out … for free!

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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