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Top 15 Technology News Themes for WordPress 2021

If you fancy yourself as a news provider, then you have the potentiality to attract a large demographic. Everybody needs their daily dose of noteworthy information to keep up with recent times.

If you can deliver quality, unbiased and previously unknown information faster than the competition then you have high chance of making it big in this market.

But as with all things in our current times, presentation is everything. The saying first impression is last impression really holds true for your online venture.  You first need to capture the attention of your visitor by the aesthetic appeal of your website.

The key to success is the quality presentation to keep your visitors attraction. Then you seal the deal, and possibly earn a new subscriber, with your quality content.

In this article, we will be interested in discussing news WordPress themes.

WordPress has a boatload of themes available to decorate/redesign your site. This can be a good thing as well as a bad thing. To drown yourself in so much choices that you become immobile is quite an irony.

So here we have taken the liberty to scrutinize a multitude of WordPress news themes and provided a narrowed down list of some of the most popular ones.

So without further ado, here are Top 15 Technology News Themes for WordPress.

Divi – WordPress theme

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Divi is a multi-purpose, powerful WordPress theme and even though it is enlisted last, it is by no means neglectable.

Advertised to be “smart”, “flexible”, and “beautiful”, divi delivers what it promises. It will manifest your imaginations all the while forcing you to imagine even better designs and layouts.

It is built with some powerful features that make Divi extremely versatile. You will customize it into your dream news site in moments; the only time wastage will be in the process of fabricating your dream layout.

All the design elements can be modified and altered simply using Divi’s drag and drop builder giving you complete customization control.

This level of flexibility is well complemented by its responsive design; the whole world can access your work from any screen without any aesthetic compromise.

The theme has a laundry list of features. Growing through all of them, as well as reading them will be tiring; and when this happens you know that you are in for a treat.

With over 300,000 members you can’t go wrong if you choose Divi.

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Sahifa – Responsive WordPress News / Magazine / Newspaper Theme

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Sahifa is the top selling WordPress News and Blog theme currently on the market. Shafia deliver a design style which can be called “fun”. It is ideal for news addressed for the youth, like celebrity news, sports, technology and similar genre. Though the theme is equality adequate to be used on a political(or serious) news websites.

The theme is extremely flexible and customizable. It has a lot of features but also takes care of the basic necessities adequately. The theme is fast-loading, easy to use and with its responsive design coupled with retina ready display — your viewers are ensured a great experience.

The number of features you get with the theme are plenty. It is impossible to mention all, but a few noteworthy will be the fact that Sahifa is fully compatible with BuddyPress and bbPress. WooCommerce is also integrated.

You also get plugins worth $50 totally free with the plugin. TAQYEEM and iLightBox are all included in the theme.

Plus with great customer reviews and 200+ new features and improvements added in the latest iteration, you can easily rely on Sahifa.

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Newspaper – WordPress News Theme

2 newspaperNewspaper theme is another immensely popular and a high selling WordPress news theme. It is recommended by industry critics, web designers, and a loyal customer base of over twenty two thousand. All the templates that you get with the theme are excellent for your news, magazine, review site.

The theme also has bbPress, BuddyPress and WooCommerce integration which will be great for your online monetary gains. The Ad system is also noteworthy with 13 predefined ad spots and 5 custom spots. Your Google Adsense will also be easily detected by the theme and will be made responsive.

And speaking of responsive, one noteworthy feature you get with the latest version is a faster and resource efficient responsive design.

It is no new known fact that people actually prefer their daily news on their phones or handheld devices. With Newspaper theme you get an extremely light, fast and uncompromising responsive design which your viewers will love.

Many buyers are often disappointed that they don’t get what they see. But that is not the case with Newspaper theme. Not only are the demo installations simple and can be done with a single click, you also get over twenty unique,modern demo designs.

Customization is also a breeze and the intuitive theme panel is a great help for your tweaking knack.

Also with the vast number of premium widgets that the theme delivers, you will feel like you have never spent a dime more properly.

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Flex Mag – Responsive WordPress News Theme

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Flex Mag is a WordPress theme highly suited for a magazine site and equally usable as your WordPress news theme solution. It is a powerful WordPress theme, all the while not losing its clean and minimal appeal. The theme is very intuitive and doesn’t require of you to have any coding knowledge. Flex Mag will prove to the tool to bring your imagined news site to the world wide web.

Plus with the added feature of having unlimited Ad units with WooCommerce integration and bbPress compatibility, Flex Mag helps you to easily monetize your site.

The theme is also user friendly, and that’s not just to you but also to your visitors. Its unique Fly-Out navigation, custom scoreboard will make for a pleasing viewing of your website for your users. Also the Auto-Loading Posts feature will add seamlessness to your users reading experience.

With Flex Mag all the post get categorized into “FEATURED”, ”LATEST”, ”POPULAR”, accessible with a secondary navigation panel on the top.

You get nine featured posts layout, 8 article layouts and 4 preset skins to choose from, depending on what news you will run on your site- sports, technology, entertainment or fashion. You can also make custom skins to get that extra level of control over customization and look of your site.

Also you can tweak around with 8 custom widgets which you can drag and drop to create potentially unlimited homepage layouts.

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Goodnews – Responsive WordPress News/Magazine

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GoodNews is your responsives news/magazine theme solution for WordPress. It is readily customizable and can also be used to effortlessly monetize your website.

As stated by the team at Momizat, the GoodNews theme was developed with special care given to user experience, the interests and the passion of the user.

And as such GoodNews incorporates Visual Composer with a better custom UI. Now whether you are an amature or a professional, customizing the theme will be very simple, enjoyable and you will get your dream site in no time. You will be able to create and customize unique websites right from your dashboard.

The theme is suited from being used as a news website, magazine site, to a site for product reviews or simply personal blogs.

As mentioned in the name itself, GoodNews is a responsive theme, and also is cross-browser compatible. Hence you can rest assure that you’re content can be viewed from any place in just the way you intended.

The boasts a whole lot of other features like a review system, a navigational Mega menu with various styling options and popular plugins like Slider Revolution and Layer Slider.

You also get a solid, Ad system, with bbPress integration and WooCommerce support.

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Valenti – WordPress HD Review Magazine News Theme

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Valenti is a bold and beautiful HD magazine/news theme for your WordPress site. By HD we mean it is retina ready and with a responsive design you Valenti powered site will be readily accessible and attractive on any device.

The theme also boasts a powerful review system coupled with some useful widgets with which you can turn Valenti as a review theme- and a great review theme nonetheless.

Customization is also super simple with the exclusive Valenti Drag and Drop Builder. You can tweak your existing pages or create something unique in a fun and enjoying manner.

The unique Mega menu system powered by Ajax and the ability to choose different featured image styling for your post adds that extra energy to your site. The featured post can also be configured to have a parallax effect.

The theme can also be quickly translated into different languages with the help of the integrated WPML plugin.

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Newsmag – News Magazine Newspaper

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Newsmag is little more pocket friendly news theme for you WordPress site. It sports a modern and appealing design language.

The Newsmag templates are perfect for newspaper, magazine or any review sites. It is no doubt one of the more innovative designed themes on the market.

You get a considerable number of unique demos which can be easily imported with a single click.

The smart lists feature is also handy. The theme can detect an article’s subtitle and images to auto generate a list. Other notable feature would be its custom made lightbox, drag and drop gallery, and not to mention the smart sidebar which can automatically move itself to accommodate for widgets and screen sizes.

The theme comes with tagDiv’s WordPress Booster API system, which is a great tool for developers to customize their site. Again if you’re a newbie then even for you, customization possibilities of the theme are endless with its 36 custom Visual Composer blocks and 25 Custom widgets

Newsmag is powerful theme that brings great features to the table and is definitely worth a try.

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The Voux – A Comprehensive Magazine Theme

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Voux is the ultimate solution for your WordPress powered magazine-style website. It is stylish, lightweight, professional and boast a flamboyant design language.

It is highly suited for sites that are more into providing celebrity, fashion news. Topics like food, beauty, entertainment will also be positively complemented with this theme. In short if you run a site similar to these topics, then you can get Voux wearing a blindfold.

You get full control over customization with Visual Composer and your beautifully designed site will be readily accessible considering its responsive design and retina ready display.

The theme has a great social sharing system that will be much appreciated by your viewers. They will also like the convenient navigation options courtesy mega menu.

You also get SIDEKICK to guide you inside your dashboard- a feature very handy for people just starting of with WordPress.

Again over 200 WordPress Walkthrough and custom theme tutorials are included.

Some of the notable themes are Adventure Love and The Foodies which are beautiful for travel and food based news respectively and can be imported with just a click..

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GoodLife – Responsive Magazine Theme

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GoodLife is your multipurpose magazine theme for WordPress. Multipurpose as you get different demos all of which are specially curated to suit sites centred around tech, sports, games, beauty, music and even blogging.

GoodLife is a pocket friendly theme but won’t make you as if you have compromised. It can give your site that unique design style that will make you stand out from from your competition.

Full page sliders and mega menus are all very intuitive and easy to use. Social sharing integration, view counters, and a review system will only add to the professional appeal you want to endorse on your viewers.

Much like all the other themes enlisted there, you get access to Visual Composer which coupled with built-in ad locations will give you complete control over where you want to place your ads.

And did i say that the theme is pocket friendly. Well not only does the theme cost less, but you also get $1144 worth of premium WordPress plugins bundled with it, Visual Composer being one.

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Voice – Clean News/Magazine WordPress Theme

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Voice theme is another highly popular news/magazine WordPress theme on the market. With the theme your site will have a level of professionalism and authoritative appeal; perfect for any news provider.

People generally prefer their digital news on their phones or portable devices compared to desktops. Well, with Voice theme’s responsive design, this won’t be of any issue since you site will look good on any screen size from 32-inch to 4-inch.

The theme also focuses on readability, a crucial feature for your users basically “read” on your site.

The theme is also feature-rich and highly customizable. All your post can be displayed in a stylish manner with Voice Posts feature. Also if you wish to have video based content, then with Voice Video you can easily add YouTube video or Vimeo videos.

There are also some handy widgets included that will help you with advertisement on your website, like the Voice Adsense or Meks Easy Ads Widget. Also the Built-in Banner Ads System will help you place ads in a stylish way(with banners!). Again, WooCommerce is also integrated.

In a nutshell, the theme is ideal for incorporating ads to a news based site all the while having high customization control.

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15Zine – HD Magazine / Newspaper WordPress Theme

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15Zine is numero uno elección(number one choice) when it comes to a magazine theme for your WordPress site. Rightfully stated by Cubell, the team behind 15Zine, the theme is ridiculously versatile and can easily be modified into your news theme if you don’t the magazine like styling.

You also get a powerful review system integrated with the theme. With options for unlimited criterias/pros/cons it can also be used as a review theme.

The theme has a very minimalistic yet professional design language. Customization options includes 15Zine exclusive homepage drag and drop builder. You also get a featured image style system with many styling options including one for a parallax feel. There is also a handy feature to turn regular image embeds into full screen image embeds.

Again, as with most of the themes in the list, bbPress and WooCommerce comes natively included with 15Zine.

The theme also has an exclusive mega menu options that will help you arrange your posts into different categories like, post of the month/week or even post of the moment.

You can also make your site have that extra modern feel by turning off headers inside a post, thereby increasing your featured image output.

And to top it all off, you get excellent code quality, being built by an established Elite author with a rating of 4.83 out of 5 by over 1000 customers.

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SmartMag – Responsive & Retina WordPress Magazine

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SmartMag is your clean, modern and professional WordPress theme for news and magazine sites. The theme aspires to make your content more “appealing”, “engaging” and “usable” for your viewers. It has a responsive design and retina ready display which will always boost your viewers experience.

You get a drag and drop builder for creating your homepages which are really handy as you can just concentrate on providing quality news instead of wasting time with trivial technical aspects.

No matter what type of news you provide, be it tech or celebrity or national, SmartMag has a template ready for your needs.

The customer support is also appreciable. The latest iteration of the theme had updated the users with over 150 improvements.

Monetization is also easy with WooCommerce integration and Ads management. And with bbPress integration you get a beautiful forum for your site.

There are a lot more features that you get with SmartMag. Multiple post layout options, GUI shortcode generator, a unique mega menu are some among the laundry list of features the theme delivers.

It should also be noted that you get built-in SEO using Rich snippets and HTML5 which will land you great ranking on search engines.

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Jarida – Responsive WordPress News, Magazine, Blog

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Jarida is your WordPress news theme boasting a clean yet aristocrat design language.

The theme has a rich Admin panel with over 200+ options. You have complete control over the theme settings, colour options, fonts and layouts. You can also choose from full layout or a boxed layout in the theme panel.

You can also customize your logo, background, choose from unlimited color options, and tweak your slider and sidebar.

Overall you get great customization support and with the built-in drag and drop page builder, you can customize your homepage and have nine box layouts if you desire.

One thing to consider is Jarida’s SEO optimization. It can easily land you high rankings on a search engine.

Also with the Woocommerce integration, you can readily build your shop around the theme.

Apart from these Jarida has a whole lot of useful features not to mention 33+ handy widgets at your disposal. It is truly worth a consideration if customization is one of your biggest priority.

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Domino Magazine- News/Magazine Theme for WordPress

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Domino is a highly customizable magazine-like theme for WordPress sites. It looks modern, elegant and is extremely functional.

The theme comes from the team at WPZOOM and uses the ZOOM framework which is a really solid framework.

Your Domino powered homepage will have multiple areas where you can place useful widgets. You can also add featured categories with control over how many posts you want displayed from each category.

Adding to the customization of your site, the Live Customizer will help you conceptualize your site in real time with live previews as you organize and create your homepage. You can customize colors, fonts, backgrounds, logos and much more all the while getting a live preview with each little tweak.

The main features that you get with Domino would be its advanced theme panel along with the aforementioned dynamic homepage builder along with Visual Customizer.. Also you get Carousel Widgets, and JetPack integration to quickly add things like, tiled gallery, sharing buttons, etc.

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Deadline – Responsive WordPress News / Magazine Theme

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Deadline offers a clean and professional design for your news site. The theme is very popular and used by many well known news websites. It is very simple to use and can be set up quickly. The team at awesome made Deadline with one thing in mind- Themes should be customizable.

You get a color picker which basically grants you access to unlimited colours plus an option to add custom background images. Now you can mold your site to reflects your unique branding.

Your Deadline powered site will also be easily accessible. Its responsive design, fluid grids and images coupled with smart markup makes it automatically adjustable to any screen size/resolution.

The theme allows you to fully widgetized your homepage and supports multiple post types like audio, images, gallery, video, etc.

It is not the most feature heavy of themes but it is also not pocket heavy either. If you don’t want a handful of feature you are not going to use and what Deadline offers will suffice your need then the theme is definitely worth consideration.

Nexus – A Beautifully Designed Technology News Theme for WordPress

A lot of people choose to use Nexus WordPress theme to build technology news sites for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the theme’s custom widgets as well as content modules make it possible for tech news site owners to publish high amounts of content on a website on a daily basis. If you choose to use Nexus WordPress theme for creating your tech news site then you can rest assured that your content will be well structured. That means that users will certainly find it easy to read news on your technology site. And of course, they will come back to your technology news site again and again.

eNews – A User Friendly WordPress Theme for a Technology News Site

When selecting WordPress themes for a technology news site, you should definitely take a closer look at eNews WordPress theme. Keep in mind that the theme is designed with news sites in mind. In fact, eNews can be used to create different types of news sites on WordPress. This theme is likely to impress you with its elegant and modern design style. With eNews theme, you’ll be able to structure and display content on your technology news site in a user friendly manner. There is no doubt that users will enjoy navigating your tech news site and find it easy to interact with its content!

Delicate News – a Content-Heavy Magazine WordPress Theme for Tech News Site

It also makes a lot of sense to use Delicate News theme for creating technology news sites on WordPress. This theme has a clean layout, a strict grid as well as a beautiful and simple design. It’s worth noting that Delicate News WordPress theme comes with 4 unique color schemes and a large collection of shortcodes. So, you’ll be able to design your technology news site in the best possible way. You need to know that Delicate News is a content-heavy magazine WordPress theme. That means that you’ll not find it hard to update your tech news site with fresh content frequently. With Delicate News theme, you’ll be able to publish massive amounts of content on your technology news site regularly.


As stated earlier a news website potentially has a large demographic. The only problem you will have is keeping yourself original and standing out from the crowd. Though this is doable with quality content but landing a great first impression with your sites visuals is also helpful.

Again a theme isn’t merely about visual as it can also give your site added functionality that will only add to your convenience and deliver your users a great experience.

The above listed are some of the best themes available on the market you can use to build your news site. Each of them will prove to be a great help in your process of building and running a WordPress powered news site.

Now granted there are many other useful themes, and we weren’t able to address them all here. So if you know some other great themes you use yourself do enlighten us in the comments.



*last updated 12/28/2021

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Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

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