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When you’re creating or curating a news site, the design is very important, as your readers want to get straight to the news content that they are looking for, they don’t want to come across an unclear navigation or have to look at a visually overwhelming interface to get in their way when they just wanting read news articles. That’s why choosing the right WordPress News theme for the job is important.

The specific features you are wanting to look for when choosing a news theme for your site will vary with your site’s purpose. Undoubtedly you want to select a theme that prioritises readability and have a theme that has an navigation that is easy to navigate but also you want to make sure that the theme is impeccably optimised for SEO, since readers wants to read what is most relevant, up to date news content. So for this WordPress Wednesday I’ve collected six of the premium WordPress News themes.

1. Independent

Independent News WordPress Themes

Independent is a created with more innovative, cleverly coded and feature rich magazine theme. It’s easy to customise for all kinds of blog, news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site needs. This theme comes with fully bootstrap supported layouts, supports videos from youtube and vimeo and features a rating system. Independent is also compatible with bbpress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce.

This theme have more options which is essential for building a Article/Blog website, create dynamic layout that gives you the creative freedom to alter your website’s entire design with a single click approach.

Price: $39.00

2. Davenport

Davenport WordPress Theme

Davenport is a modern Blog theme that will help you create amazing personal blog, news portal or powerful magazine website.

With help of theme options based on WordPress Customizer with real-time live preview and 29 unique reusable homepage theme blocks that you can drag and drop in homepage builder and 12 available blog listing layouts, it also has full Gutenberg editor support allows you to build any site structure with ease and control your site design, appearance, layouts and features on the fly. Davenport theme is GDPR Ready and support Google AMP.

Starting new site never be so easy simply just need select demo that you like and click one button and 1 click demo importer will do the rest it will load all layouts, settings, posts, pages, widgets, menus and other configuration will be imported automatically, you will get professional looking website within minute that just waiting for adding your own content.

Davenport build for SEO & Speed with optimised code following WordPress Codex best practices, Ajax Load More feature, W3C validated layouts, W3TotalCache support, Google AMP support and more.

Price: $49.00

3. Heeney


Heeney is the perfect theme for magazines, blog, digital freebies, mockups, vectors, shaders and others. It’s light weight making it a very fast and responsive theme. Heeney is easy to use and customise and it includes 5 customs widgets, customizer and a powerful Theme Options panel to make your administration of the website easier.

This theme is a perfectly responsive and retina-ready WordPress theme that has a tiled grid system layout and is optimized for mobile touch and swipe. It has 2 different Hero section layouts, 3 Header designs and 3 styles for Blog layout, giving you even more customisabilty options for your website

Price: $39.00

4. StuffPost

Stuff Post

StuffPost is a professional News & Magazine WordPress theme, which makes you a big player from a blogger. It will pick you up among the publishers by a bunch of tools, and smart features.

The theme has a super responsive mobile first design, seven plus different home layouts, six plus article layouts, ten plusresponsive banner sections, a sticky sidebars, social icons, two plus layouts & megamenu for menu, and so many more, plus a bonus you can start your own shop with WooCommerce.

Price: $39.00

5. VMagazine


VMagazine is a highly customisable and powerful WordPress theme for newspaper, magazine and blog websites.

This is one fully customisable theme that comes up with an intuitive user interface and optimum flexibility. Also, its fast and SEO optimised.

This theme comes with ten beautifully designed demos that you can install with just one click or you can even create your own layouts using the pre-built modules to suit your requirements. An immensely easy to use and a lightweight theme, VMagazine can be configured smoothly with detailed documentation added to it.

Price: $44.00

6. JNews

Jnews Sports News

JNews is a theme designed to provide an all-in-one solution for every publishing need. With JNews, you can explore endless possibilities in crafting the best fully-functional website. This theme contains 120+ homepage that perfect for your News site, Magazine site, blog site, Editorial site and for all kind of publishing website. Also provided automatic import feature to replicate one of the demos you like just by one click.

Customising your website with JNews is easy & fun. You can lively see the change you made and create a landing page with ease by utilizing Drag and Drop Header Builder.

SEO performance becomes one of our main concern. We show that commitment by utilizing JSON LD which is recommended by Google for the best SEO result. Not only that, we also provide compatibility with many SEO Signal. The deal is to create a platform for your SEO contentís performance fly.

You can generate revenue from JNews. From Advertisement with Google Ads & AdSense, Online Shop with WooCommerce, or you can also use Marketing Affiliate link or referral using JNews Review system. With fully responsive Google AdSense feature that ensure your ads will display properly across on all devices and screen sizes.

Price: $59.00


WordPress Wednesday – 6 Great Premium News WordPress Themes