5+ Awesome WordPress News Themes 2021



Divi is one of the best WordPress news themes for 2019. Oftentimes, this theme is used for creating online magazines. It’s worth noting that this WordPress news theme comes with many great custom widgets and content modules. Divi has an impressive list of features that includes a homepage builder, unlimited colors, custom background images, custom widgets and more. With Divi, you’ll find it easy to add a sidebar, galleries and videos to your online magazine site. The theme’s features make it easy for everyone to publish and update content on a news site. Divi also comes with advertisement areas. That means that you’ll be able to monetize your news site.

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The Voux

The VouxThe very first recommendation does not just fit in with the criteria here, but also comes with premium and modern layout. The user interface looks so elegant and modern that you’ll find it very tough to find a better competitor. You can get it for $59 from ThemeForest with six months of dedicated support.

The theme comes with almost every modern feature which WordPress realm holds including responsive layout, retina ready visuals, and Visual Composer behind to bring any customization possible through simple drag and drop measures. It includes dozens of extra features which help you stay away from installing particular additional plugins to gain those functionalities.

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with a specific layout set for news magazine niche. To help you get more page views, it even includes an option to turn Infinite scrolling ON.
  • The Header area is customizable offering Mega Menus, normal menus and few other options to pick.
  • The Theme Options panel behind offers tons of customizations to pick and apply easily to bring any visible changes without writing a single code.
  • The homepage layout is customizable to arrange a particular section or category anywhere you like. This gives a proper News site look.

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SahifaSahifa is a well-known theme in this particular niche and thus, holds thousands of websites. It’s available at the same $59 price as of my previous recommendation via ThemeForest, and it has even won a badge of number one selling WordPress blog and news theme in back days.

I mentioned ‘back days’ because it doesn’t look super modern. I don’t mean that it looks totally outdated, but the recent introduction in visuals aren’t part of this package. Still, you get a fully functional and good looking theme for the price. It’s regularly updated, and recently, the developers have added over 200+ new features and improvements. So, you get the point, right?

Theme highlights:

  • The theme is entirely responsive in nature and truly supports Retina display.
  • It comes with Admin Panel offering quick customization tools which are easy to pick and add to the website.
  • It supports bbPress and BuddyPress integration, allowing you to run a fully reader-centric website.
  • It comes integrated with WooCommerce, and an e-commerce compatible layout is also available within.

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GOLIATHIt’s a multipurpose theme supporting any blog, particularly the News one. The package is priced $59, but it comes with other premium plugins like Visual Composer, Mega Menu, and Slider Revolution. So, you’re getting $96 worth bundle value included. Yes, the UI is perfect for news theme site and looks super elegant. The package you’ll get will include PSD files too.

It supports Google Ads and other advertisement measures dedicatedly, allowing users to put image ads in multiple areas. Yes, it does include WooCommerce integration, allowing users to run a fully functional e-commerce shop too.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme comes with WPML support, allowing quick translation between languages.
  • The Visual Composer available behind can help bringing any customization using the simple drag and drop tools.
  • It comes with dedicated tools to support specific pages where users can share product reviews.
  • The theme is developed on Bootstrap 3 framework, offering fast performance and high-standard security.

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The Fox

The FoxThis particular theme is a gem in the forest and is available at an affordable $58 price too. It looks super simple, elegant, and completely different from any other in its competition. To define it in short, it offers a true magazine like the look, with dozens of customizations to pick and choose.

The customization options offered are live and can be picked and applied instantly. The theme and all of its elements are totally responsive and even Retina ready. Other features it includes is translation ready, support for Typekit, Google, and ANY font, different layout style for different categories, and an option to pick a newspaper like two column creative layout for content.

Theme highlights:

  • It offers an option to showcase highlighted posts on any page to boost those special articles you’ve published.
  • The gallery functionality included in the package uses drag and drop interface and is powerful and elegant enough to boost readability.
  • The theme comes with dozens of inbuilt widgets to pick and apply anywhere inside the theme.
  • It comes with intelligent Related Posts system, sticking other posts according to the topic and thus, helping to bring more page views.

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DominoDomino is a WPZOOM product which is available at a price of $69. It’s best for running a magazine, particularly a news one, which is the main criteria over here. It looks elegant and is super light weight to ensure higher grades on page speed test. The theme is kept regularly updated, fixing bugs and bringing the right improvements.

It comes with a couple of areas where sliders can be implemented to achieve an even standard magazine look. It comes with an inbuilt dynamic homepage builder and a carousel widget. Further, it comes with Jetpack inbuilt, a cool plugin from WordPress itself, offering dozens of ‘must-have’ features without putting a lot of burden on the site.

Theme highlights:

  • It comes with Options Panel powered by a visual customizer to help you bring any changes in the layout quickly.
  • The theme is responsive in nature and is Retina ready to work and look properly on iPad and iPhone devices.
  • It takes the typography seriously and offers a bunch of options to further increase the readability and get the highest possible score card.

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Flex Mag

Flex MagFlex Mag is the last recommendation from my side which comes with nine different featured posts options and eight different article layouts to choose. It comes with the custom scoreboard and holds dedicated support for video and audio posts. A dedicated custom fly-out navigation is also included.

The theme offers auto load posts option which increases the user experience, and the prime feature to note is that it’s designed to keep mobile devices in main focus. It comes integrated with bbPress and WooCommerce integration too.

Theme highlights:

  • The theme allows putting unlimited ad units, maximizing the revenue that can generate.
  • It offers sticky sidebars, both at left and right side while keeping the center area for newcomers.
  • The homepage area is customizable using drag and drop page builder tool which comes inside, by default.

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Aggregate is feature-rich WordPress theme that can be used for creating either a news site or an online magazine. With Aggregate theme, you’ll be able to publish high amounts of content on your website every day. You’ll definitely like widget-ready areas on your site. The theme also comes with a font customizer, custom widgets, unlimited color schemes and many other great features. With Aggregate theme, your news site will have enough space for advertisement. So, you’ll have a great opportunity to monetize content on your news site.

*last updated 01/10/2021

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