100 Best WordPress News Theme 2011

Best WordPress News Themes 
As we have covered in several articles lately, WordPress is really rocking the web design and development boat right now. It is to some extent a disruptive technology not only dominating the blogging space, but also taking ground in nearly any other niche, changing how most web sites are built. WordPress is also very popular for many other usages and in particular many photographers use a WordPress Photo Theme to showcase their shots. Also WordPress is getting popular for building News websites and for a reason. Setting up a new site using a WordPress News Theme from the roundup below makes it less risky, fast and cheap process with your site looking just as professional as the big sites.

So, we’ve been surfing around, looking  for some WordPress News Themes worth showcasing for you to use or to be inspired. We’ve already published huge lists of WordPress Magazine Themes and  WordPress CMS Themes and you may find both useful in your search for the perfect theme. In this article we are going to do a quick but extensive rundown of the Best WordPress News Themes for building Professional News Websites. Just a word of note, these templates are not only good for online News and Magazine sites, but also for any other website with a lot to say. That is, any website with lots of content, which are updated regularly for fresh reports and latest news. Further not all themes listed are free and as such are promoted here. They have however been selected only because they are good.

Let’s take a look at the extensive WordPress News Theme Roundup I have prepared for you below.

WordPress News Theme collection for Professional News Websites

1. Novocane

Novocane is a Premium WordPress News Theme for use as a Business, Magazine or Portfolio website. It was built to be as flexible as possible and as a result there is an unbelievable ability to customize the theme without touching a single line of code. Everything from changing fonts to headers backgrounds is just a few clicks away.


2. Revolution Magazine

Revolution Magazine is clean, modern, premium WordPress News Theme, which also doubles as a community blog, personal blog, or whatever you shall use it for. Premium features, dozens of custom functions, several custom widgets, solid, intuitive look and feel, along with dozens of theme options, shortcodes and so much more make this theme a must-have in your collection! If you have been looking for the spark to ignite your plain old blog into a popular magazine, you have found it.

Revolution Magazine

3. FolioStudio – WordPress Magazine Theme

FolioStudio is the first theme built on top of the MOJO + Themify framework. The framework enables users to control literally every element with very little ease. The theme has been rebuilt completely in recognition of great feedback and creative innovation.

FolioStudio - WordPress Magazine Theme

4. Le News – WordPress News Theme

Le News magazine is a modern, clean premium WordPress News Theme available in 4 different colors. Easy to use theme panel option with more than 30 settings available to make your theme unique.

Le News - WordPress News Theme

5. WP Smooth Theme

WP-Smooth is a dark but stylish premium WordPress magazine theme with multiple color options and layouts. It has a built-in control panel that makes it flexible and easy to use.

WP Smooth Theme

6. Our Magazine WordPress News Theme

A powerful WordPress theme special for online magazine, community, network or any site with rich content. It is modern, clean, and sexy

Our Magazine WordPress News Theme

7. Supreme

Neatly coded WordPress news theme designed for use as a news, magazine, personal journal, or community theme. We put all our experience in this theme and create excellent functionality. Supreme is here to meet your needs whether you are looking to start a tutorial site, magazine, or industry news type site.


8. Glow Theme

With its bright colors, bold text and flashy design, Glow is a great theme for anyone looking to make an impact. This theme comes with four color variations, and is equipped with the latest ePanel Theme Options page which gives you complete control over your blog.

Glow Theme

9. WP-Prosper

WP-Prosper is a clean, professional WordPress theme suitable for a business website, blog or online magazine.


10. DelicateNews WordPress Theme

DelicateNews is a content-heavy wordpress news theme wrapped in an elegant and “delicate” shell. Featuring a 3-column grid and many homepage content outlets, this theme gives you the opportunity to feature tons of content without making your website feel cramped or messy.

DelicateNews WordPress Theme

11. Tribune

This is another great WPZoom creation and among my favorite picks in this large collection of simple WordPress themes.


12. WP- Sublime

WP-Sublime is a bright, professional-looking WordPress theme suitable for a business website, a blog or a full-fledged magazine-style site. Its extensive built-in control panel makes it easy to use and modify.

WP- Sublime

13. WordPress Newspaper

WordPress Newspaper

14. Transcript WordPress News Theme

Transcript WordPress News Theme

15. CelebrityPress WordPress Theme

CelebrityPress is the ultimate WordPress Magazine Celebrity Theme. A flexible and easy to setup sexy WordPress theme ideal for those wanting to run a magazine website related to celebrity/gossip, music, movies and lifestyle in general. The theme is packed full of features and compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
The theme feature 2 dynamic menus and multiple sidebars customizable within the admin with dropdowns categories and custom links, 6 color styles and a layout selector to use the theme in traditional Blog style or the popular Magazine style.

CelebrityPress WordPress Theme

16. WP-Aire

Bright, light and flexible is what you get with WP-Aire. Whether you want a business website, a simple blog layout or a full-fledged magazine-style site, WP-Aire will have you and your WordPress site flyin high in no time at all.


17. Newspress

NewsPress can be classified as some kind of mashup between a personal blog and a more content-heavy magazine-style layout. The sophistication of the layout can thus offer immeasurable value to ambitious bloggers that would like to display their content in a professional way.


18. Magazine Child

When you’ve got lots of content and you need a magazine-style format to show it off, Magazine is the theme for you. Magazine is sleek, up-to-date, and always cutting-edge just like your content.

Magazine Child

19. Premium News

The Original Premium News Theme, was the very first premium theme that we ever released. This theme may be a bit rough around the edges (in terms of its looks), but we’ve used the same solid base for all our subsequent themes. Enjoy this themes’ minimalistic beauty and make it your own today!

Premium News

20. Headlines

Headlines continues where our old magazine themes left off. It has tons of requested features like featured area, social bookmarks, author highlighting, flexible layout to name a few. It’s the perfect platform to launch your magazine or blog and reach out to the world!


21. Mortar WordPress News Theme

A hugely flexible theme built on a neat JQuery layout plugin that arranges your posts vertically than horizontally with complete control over the number of columns on the home and archive page. Ideal for magazine, portfolio and gallery based websites.

Mortar WordPress News Theme

22. Newsport

Newsport is a stylish WordPress news theme aimed at those who want a more professional feel to their site. It includes a well laid out front page that showcases all your news with images, and also a cool category news feed on the side so that all content of your site gets to shine.


23. The Journal

A neat online WordPress newspaper theme perfect for web publishers. The Journal places special emphasis on its neat typography and clean grid structure, and not template imagery, making customizing this theme a breeze and showcasing post content and its imagery top priority. With a neat tag based “Highlights” section and a recent posts carousel the home page is completely adaptable to your content.

The Journal

24. WP-MediaMag

WP-MediaMag is modern WordPress news theme designed for publishers who like to upload media, such as videos and photos. Its expansive control panel makes it easy to use and tweak the many available options and layouts.


25. Magnific

An innovative and flexible theme with multiple page layouts: Magazine Style or Traditional Blog and enhanced with WPZOOM Options Panel. This is one of the really cool WordPress News Themes.

Magnific WordPRess News Theme

26. Lifestyle Child Theme

Lifestyle’s a great choice for sites that have a lot to say. Choose from ten content-friendly soft color schemes, and widgets that support everything from video to in-depth articles to great photography.

Lifestyle Child Theme

27. Newscope

NewsScope is a free news WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for news or magazine sites.


28. CadabraPress

CadabraPress is a revolutionary WPZOOM theme, offering users a professional and elegant display of articles and full control over theme features.


29. The Local

A hyperlocal news site for WordPress. This add-on for Elemental includes custom widgets for Google Adsense, Maps, YouTube, local Twitter updates, weather and more.

The Local

30. Monograph WordPress News Theme

Monograph is a Premium WordPress magazine theme with many great features, among which are: a beautiful JS slider, 3 easily-controlled featured categories on the homepage, unique widgets, and more!

Monograph WordPRess News Theme

31. Buffalo

Professional looking, clean designed WordPress Theme with powerful features and custimizable layout.


32. Community Innovation

Community Innovation is a clean, customizable CSS -based community blog theme designed to focus on content. With 2 custom widgets, an extensive theme options page with dozens of options, several screencasts on how to set up the theme quickly, thorough documentation, clean code, dozens of custom functions, plus so much more, this theme is bound to end up in your collection!

Community Innovation

33. Masigasig

Masigasig theme is a featured-packed, multi-colored and 3 columns free WordPress magazine theme. It has an easy Options page to customize your theme. It is loaded with Featured Content Gallery Slider, Feedburner Email Subscription, Twitter Account integration, YouTube Video integration, Flickr Thumbnails, Automatic Thumbnail Resizer, Adsense ready with advertising blocks.


34. Arras Theme

Great looking free WordPRess News Themes with 7 color styles.

Arras Theme

35. Branford Magazine

BranfordMagazine is an amazing and feature rich WordPress magazine theme. It comes with lots of great options such as 6 pre-defined color schemes, additional color options, an admin interface (options page) for easy setup as well as lots of great custom widgets for individual customization (e.g Twitter, Newsleter, More from this category etc.).

Branford Magazine

36. Break Out

BreakOut for WordPress is clean and stylish theme well suited for any business, portfolio, blog layout, or anyone needing a beautiful website.

Break Out

37. PIM WordPress News Themes

PIM is the newspaper, magazine or blog WordPress template. It comes with flexible customization ex. homepage widgets, skins, fonts. Let you control look & feel via control panel

PIM WordPress News Themes

38. Mediapress

Mediapress is a News/Magazine theme. The 3 collumn on the homepage are completely widgetized and we created 8 custom widget for you to display your content. There is 90+ shortcodes wich are in the visual editor of WordPress and 35 options to change the CSS in the theme options (Font size, color, background colors etc etc) Mediapress is also fully localized so you can translate the theme really easily. Give it a try!


39. YEN

YEN is The Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features. 13 Custom Widgets, WordPress featured image support and many more.


40. Link

Link is The Clean Magazine, News and Blog Template built with latest WordPress features. 13 Custom Widgets, image upload and many more shortcakes.


41. Periodic

Periodic is a custom built, premium WordPress theme suited for online magazines, news portals and large blogs.


42. Castiel

A Magazine and News style WordPress Theme


43. Widezine

Widezine is an wide (liquid / fluid layout), clean, minimalistic, modern, premium WordPress news theme, which also doubles as a community blog, news, editorial or whatever you’d like to use it for.


44. Soccer 2010 Theme

This soccer blog is a clean and elegant solution to blog about the sports events. This theme contains thirty three different color schemes/countries.

Soccer 2010 Theme

45. Proximity News Theme

WordPress news with space for a lot of content.

Proximity News Theme

46. Magazine News Theme

Magazine-News is a news / magazine-styled WordPress theme created for sites with a lot of content, and looking to maximize there Google adsense revenue. It is a three-column, WordPress 2.x, widget ready, adsense ready theme that is sure to give your blog that unique look that will garner some extra attention. This theme is beautiful straight out of the box. Custom category, search, and author pages, really help give this theme its complete and finished feel. 100% Valid XHTML/CSS, cross-browser tested.

Magazine News Theme

47. Parachute – minimalistic wordpress news theme

Parachute is clean, colorful and minimalistic theme ideal for businesses and portfolio work. It comes with administration options that allow you to fully control the layout of the site and create unique page designs with excellent shortcodes.

Parachute – minimalistic wordpress News theme

48. Gazette Edition

Gazette Edition is arguably our most sophisticated-looking theme to date, whilst the trendy featured scroller makes it very unique. The clean, white layout with professionally designed content areas are perfect for users that’d like to run a community newspaper website or a product showcase.

Gazette Edition

49. Live Wire 2.0

Live Wire is a magazine-type WordPress theme that is packaged with an impressive variety of designs and colour options that should make it appealing to just about any type of web publisher. It’s theme option’s panel entitles even the most novice of users to customize it’s flexible layout.

Live Wire 2.0

50 Today’s News

Todays News is a free premium WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for news or magazine sites.

Today’s News

51. NewsReport

NewsReport is a free news WordPress theme with featured content option and options page. Supports post thumbnails. Suitable for any niche, especially for news or magazine sites.


If we missed a few great WordPress News Themes you think should be added to this post, or if you have any comments or suggestions, as to how to improve this list, please feel free to write them below. We will have that covered in a future post or an update.

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