Magazine and Review sites are super popular at the moment. In fact, it’s not unusual to see this type of WordPress theme or site template sell like gang busters just as soon as they hit the market. Often times these items contain dozens of great features and options while others are a bit more bare bones. Either way, here are some common features to look for when picking out a WordPress magazine theme or site template:
- Responsive design
- Custom admin tool or page builder
- Custom review tool
- Custom or 3rd party rating system
- SEO Optimized
- Built-in Shortcodes
- Built-in Translator
Made – Responsive Review/Magazine Theme
Made is an industrial strength review/magazine theme powered by a rock solid framework built to showcase your content and proven to increase the amount of time users spend on your site. Two unique skins, unlimited color schemes, and a brilliant array of provided background designs enable you to make Made your own.
IndiGamer - Responsive Review Site Template
IndiGamer is a responsive HTML site template based on Skeleton Grid. If you into reviews, gaming reviews, or any kind of reviews then IndiGamer is the site template for you. Check out just some of the amazing features available in this great HTML site template.
Megazine – Responsive WordPress Theme
Megazine is an amazing new WordPress theme especially for blog, magazine, news or editorial. This theme is clean and minimal with a modern design. This theme is also responsive making it function beautifully acrosss all your devices. You’ll love this theme as Megazine, comes with many other great features.
Localization Supported (We already prepare .pot file, you just need to translate it to .mo files)
SEO We reconstructed how titles are used. We now use heading tag (H1,H2,H3,…) for title which is standard practice for search engine optimization. Main contents are moved above sidebars (including both sidebar layout), allowing search engines to easily find your main content first. Also, ‘alt’ tag for images is supported. This also follows standard practice and allows search engine to analyze your site easily.
RevoStar – WordPress Magazine/Review Theme
Revostar is a Magazine/News theme including a very clean grid-based layout. The entire home page is 100% customizable via custom widgets allowing you to configure your website just the way you like it. The theme comes with an inbuilt review system (with 5 rating criteria) and 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries).
Theme Options Panel
Revostar also comes with an extensive option panel where you can edit tons of different aspecs of your site, such as the multi-column footers, header and sidebar ads, insert your Google Analytics code, replace the logo, change theme style and much more!
Ratius – Responsive Review Magazine Theme
Ratius is a premium WordPress Review and Magazine theme with some awesome backend functionality. It’s built upon OOP for a super duper fast back and front end experience. Here is a list of some of the great features you will receive with this WordPress Theme.
1 Minute Installer, Slider Manager, 40+ ShortCodes, Localization Ready, OOP Framework, AJAX Voting System, Sidebar Manager, Responsive Design, News Ticker Manager, Notification Manager, Facebook Widgets and Comments, and of course Excellent Support!
Magnovus – Magazine & News WordPress Theme
I love this theme! As you can see, Magnovus has a striking resemblance to out very own theme I can certainly tell you without hesitation that this is indeed a beautiful, functionall and overall solid theme with excellent support from the author (purethemes)
Magnovus is premium quality WordPress theme for magazines, reviews and news sites with rating features. It’s 100% responsive theme (it works great on iPhone & iPad) with a custom Theme Options panel. You can easily change colors scheme, backgrounds, social elements and other key configurations.
Triangle Magazine – WordPress Magazine Theme
Triangle Magazine from ThemeForest author Lion is a responsive clean magazine/review Premium WordPress theme with a custom review system, breaking news section, page builder, custom style manager, sidebars manager, 9 custom widgets and much more. Comes with two custom post types: Reviews and Galleries. With the review system you can easily create rating criterias and for each criteria add as many fields as you want, like design, actors, gameplay, price, storyline, quality etc. You can create reviews for whatever you want: perfumes, food, smartphones, tablets, cars, films, music and so on. In addition, each page & post can have its own sidebar and background and with galleries post type you can create as many galleries desired and each will have a shortcode generated so you can easily add galleries to pages and posts.
Magazine page builder comes with Breaking News section and 10 modules that you can add, remove and rearrange using simple drag n drop functionality. Each posts based module and Breaking News section can display recent posts or posts from given category from each of post types (regular posts, review posts and gallery posts). Page builder modules are reusable so you can add as many as you want.
Gonzo – Clean, Responsive WP Magazine
Gonzo is built with semantic HTML5 /CSS3 and is completely responsive. Not only is it responsive but it also keeps that magazine feel right down to mobile screen sizes. Practically every typographic element has been endlessly tweaked for different screen sizes to make sure it looks great no matter what the device.
Easy to use review system with support for both stars and percentage ratings. You also have the option of placing the review at the top or bottom of the post. On top of that, the reviews and other posts share the same taxonomy (category system). You can mix the reviews in with your other content or separate them; that’s your call.
Zine – Modern & Responsive Review Theme
Zine is a modern & responsive review theme perfect for a magazine/blog/review site.
You can choose the whole appareance of your website with the theme options panel and manage your content very easily with the 5 custom post types.
It can be used as a portfolio or any other purpose as well.
Broadway – A WordPress Magazine Theme
Broadway is ThemeSector’s third WordPress magazine theme. As the last two themes, Broadway features a built-in review system with up to 5 rating criteria. However this time we also added a user rating option so the user can give their opinion on a review. Broadway also comes with 3 post formats (video, music & gallery). So with the built-in review system and post formats you have the tools to create a site for almost any niche. Furthermore you can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.
Backstreet – Blog & Magazine Theme
Backstreet is a modern wordPress magazine, portfolio and blog theme. With the 3 post formats (videos, audio & galleries) Backstreet can be used for almost any niche. Backstreet also built-in review system (with up to 5 rating criteria). Furthermore you can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.
SwagMag – WordPress Magazine/Review Theme
Swagger is the first-of-it’s-kind magazine style premium WordPress theme that allows you to create unlimited custom review “mini-sites” within your main website (works for non-review sites just as well as review sites!). That means you can load up your site with tons of content and then present it to your users in an organized way using just one or multiple mini-sites. Swagger’s front page will grab content from your mini-sites and display it all together in an awesome, content-rich page to give your users the best user experience possible. Swagger is guaranteed to increase both the average length of time that your users spend on your site and the average number of pages that they view.
You can check out the non-WordPress version here if that’s more your thing.
Feature! A Community Magazine Theme
Feature! is a magazine theme that works perfectly with BuddyPress and BBPress. Now you can build a community around your website with social networking functions and forums. With it’s extensive documentation and intuitive options panel it’s quick to setup and a breeze to customize.
Key Features WordPress, BuddyPress & BBPress all brought together for the ultimate foundation for your social platform.
RESPONSIVE - This theme is responsive, so it will look fantastic on all devices. Awesome.
Marisa – A WordPress Magazine Theme
Marisa is a simple, clean and beautiful WordPress magazine theme with great features, such as the built in review system that lets you review whatever you want and gives you up to 5 rating criteria. Furthermore you can add a “Buy now button” which you can use for example an affiliate link. The theme comes with 2 skins, a light & dark. You can easily customize the main and secondary colors of the theme inside the custom Theme Options.
Bodega – WordPress Blog/Magazine Theme
Bodega is a modern WordPress magazine style theme. Perfect for blogs/magazines writing about urban culture, action sports, movies, video games, music, fashion and many more.
Score: Review WordPress & BuddyPress Theme
Score is a WordPress and BuddyPress theme that is ideal for reviewing any kind of content.
WORKS GREAT WITH OR WITHOUT BUDDYPRESS!
Boulevard – A WordPress Magazine Theme
Boulevard is a straightforward and feature-rich WordPress magazine theme. With the built-in review system (with up to 5 rating criteria) and the 3 post formats (videos, music & galleries) Boulevard can be used for almost any niche. Furthermore you can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.
Reviewer – WordPress Theme for Entertainment Reviews
25+ Incredible Magazine, Review, and Rating Themes & Templates,