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Magazine themes remaining a popular choice for bloggers who are wishing to provide their content around a certain subject(s) that is more suited in a news style layout instead of the classical way we see personal blog layouts.

Typical of these themes are usually having a featured images on the homepage above each content, displaying the excerpts of these post will try invite the people to click through and read the full story,  they often also display different categories of post on the homepage and prominently feature social media accounts (sometimes social media feeds) and also  adding other content widgets to encourage people to stay on the site.

So for this weeks WordPress Wednesday round we will be only focusing on 10 of the best free responsive magazine style  themes that are continues to rise up and competing with those themes that we spend money on.

1. Responsive Deluxe


The Responsive Deluxe theme features a very modern design and flat colours designed for clarity, this theme offers your website visitors visual comfort. As Responsive Deluxe was designed, developed and enhanced to look and function regardless of whether your visitors arrive by smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

2. Catch Responsive


Catch Responsive is an flexible and customisable theme suitable for almost any kind of professional website. As this theme been based on responsive design where each element has been carefully configured for perfect display on all devices and platforms. It is built in HTML5, CSS3 and WordPress Theme Customiser for real time customization.

The theme comes with a wide variety of options so you can modify layout, styling, featured content, promotion headline, featured slider, pagination, icons, menus, breadcrumb, widgets and much more, directly from theme customiser.

3. Rowling


Rowling is a clean, simple and elegant magazine theme for WordPress. It features a responsive design, great typography, two menu locations, social menu support, custom accent color support, custom logo support, gallery post format support, editor style support, a Flickr widget and recent posts and recent comments widgets with thumbnails. Included translations: Swedish/svenska.

4. MH Purity lite


MH Purity lite is a clean and modern WordPress magazine theme which is perfectly suited for stylish online magazines, dynamic news websites and fancy blogs. This magazine WordPress theme can be configured within a few minutes and the theme options are fully integrated in the WordPress Theme Customiser.

5. Momentous Lite


Momentous is a modern magazine theme featuring large post thumbnails, a clean typography and two column post layout. You can highlight your posts in the featured content area and display your social icons and search field in the header area with a few clicks. It goes without saying that momentous lite is fully responsive and looks good on every device.

6. ExpressCurate


ExpressCurate WordPress Theme gives your blog a modern look of an online newspaper with a two column responsive theme that turns your curated content into easy-to-read and clean article wall that auto-loads as you scroll.

7. Griffin


The Griffin theme neatly tiles posts for quick easy viewing. Theme features a custom header image and logo upload so it can be personalised to suit your style. The responsive layout ensures optimal viewing for users on any sized device.

8. News Mix Light


News Mix theme is designed for magazine, news with flexible layout. The theme is based on kopatheme layout manager technique that will let you flexibility choose layout options of every pages within your site. It is very helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy. You can define unlimited sidebar for widget areas, and with powerful custom widgets, the theme provides you more flexibility and ease-of-use for your site

9. Gatsby


Gatsby is a responsive blog/magazine theme for WordPress, designed with great readability and simplicity in mind, that allows your content to be easily accesible from any device.

10. Blogland


Blogland is a responsive blogging WordPress theme with a clean, minimalist, beautiful design, well-structured and tons of amazing features for professional bloggers and designers.Blogland


WordPress Wednesday – 10 of the Best Responsive Magazine Based Themes