Clean yet trendy themes are all the rage these days in the gigantic community of WordPress. Webmasters running informative blogs or websites, i.e., online portals heavily-packed with creative, insightful and valuable content, love to try out different WP themes that fit well with their content. Basically, they test different themes to find the one that can increase the organic traffic on their sites.

So, if you are also looking for a theme to improve your returning traffic, then WordPress magazine themes will certainly be the most ideal option for you.

Magazine style themes have attracted a great deal of popularity over the decade. One potential reason may be the fact that these themes are dynamic in that they can complement finely with almost all sorts of niches. Another reason is that these outstanding layouts empower you to present a great number of posts on a single webpage, unlike other WP Themes.

Regardless, if you also want to beautify your blog with a WordPress magazine theme, then check out some of the hottest magazine layouts that I’ve presented here, just for you.

The Style

The Style

The style is a pretty sexiest magazine layout offered by none other than the most popular WP theme providers, Elegant Themes. The theme exudes a fairly sleek yet alluring look and feel. Also, the bold typography used in the posts brings total clarity to the content. The best feat of this theme is that upon mouse over, the particular post is highlighted while the rest of the content fades to gray.

Flavor – Responsive/HD Magazine

Flavor – Responsive/HD Magazine

As the name implies, you can add multitude of flavors to your blog or website with this awesome, responsive layout. Though the theme costs $50, the number of marvelous features it has can really add significant value to your dull blog. The theme flaunts a clean drop-down menu, an interactive header with beautifully- integrated social badges and a gigantic yet compelling footer. Just try out the preview to see it yourself.

Legatus

Legatus

Just like Flavor, Legatus is also a responsive magazine layout provided by the same theme provider, Theme Forest. Unlike other themes, Legatus offers a rather simple yet attractive interface. However, the best thing is that it offers a decent number of white spaces throughout the layout that can be capitalized on for lucrative earning, i.e., via banner ads. Another key feature of this theme is that you can customize the layout as per your liking with its visual composer feature.

Yamidoo Magazine 2.0

Yamidoo Magazine 2.0

Provided by WPZoom, Yamidoo is a powerful magazine theme fit for almost any type of blog. It comes with a number of decent features that adds more functionality to your site thus giving you more control over your activities.

Magazinly

Magazinly

Magazinly is a pure magazine theme that comes with an added functionality of a drag and drop page building feature. The theme offers a dynamic menu that moves with the layout upon scrolling down the page. The best thing is that it also offers responsive Google adsense that go well with the theme.

Rule Retina Responsive

Rule Retina Responsive wordpress theme

Rule is a pretty clean and stunning magazine template. The theme boasts 2 amazing features: first is that it allows you to see a great number of posts on a single (home) page, i.e., if you keep scrolling down, you’ll see more posts popping-up. Second best feature of this theme is that it shows even video posts in the panels.

Aggregate

Aggregate

Aggregate is one of the best magazine layouts as it allows you to liberate yourself from hectic coding. If you want to place simple call-to-action strategically throughout your page without going through much grueling process, you can just use its smart shortcodes to get it done. Moreover, the layout comes with a variety of widgets like simple ad placement, photostream, slider, etc.

GoodInc Flat Responsive Layout

GoodInc Flat Responsive Layout

It is a professionally yet elegantly-designed theme, distributed under the banner of Theme Forest. Surely the developer gave his best to present us with a really artistic magazine layout that can definitely win the heart of anyone who sees it. The theme comes with multitudes of powerful features like widgetized slider, Google analytics options, infinite scrolling, custom SMOF theme options, etc.

Neuton

Neuton

Offered by CSSIgniter, Neuton is yet another simple and sleek magazine template that empowers you to present your content in an efficient manner. The best thing you’ll like about it is its trending header that shows multiple trending posts quite beautifully.

Trim

Trim

It is a light-weight magazine theme that fits well with any kind of blog you are running. Its simplicity makes it less difficult to manage or customize the entire layout without any efforts.

Rush

Rush - WordPress Magazine Theme

Rush is a unique magazine template in that it boasts not only unlimited color schemes but unlimited sidebars and tons of different theme options as well.

Metro

Metro

Provided by Studio Press, Metro offers a modish layout in an awesome, vintage style, which is what makes it quite different from other themes. Since the theme is responsive, the vintage template will look quite great on any mobile or tablet’s screen.

Expound

Expound wordpress theme

If you don’t want to spend money on magazine themes before trying them out and see how much they affect your traffic then why not try a free magazine layout. Yes, you heard it right! Expound is a free, responsive theme that you can try to get the feel of having a magazine layout blog.

UpNews

UpNews WordPress Theme

If you want to give more room to the post image and title and less room to description, then UpNews is the ideal theme for you. Moreover, it also boasts infinite scrolling feature which is a popular trend these days.

Lucid

Lucid WordPress Magazine Theme

The theme is supported by a variety of different browsers. It provides a stylish and clean layout that makes it easy for you to display your blog posts in a simple yet ‘awesomastic’ manner.

WP-Critique

WP-Critique

It is an amazing theme from Solo Stream and offers a bold and compelling layout that will fit perfect if you are running a review website. Just check it out and you’ll know.

Max-Magazine

Max-Magazine

It is an ideal theme for any magazine portal. It offers multitude of outstanding features like a carousel for the featured posts, customization panel, ad placement spaces, etc.

FireStarter

FireStarter - WordPress Magazine Theme

Last in our list is a Theme Forest magazine layout, Firestarter. Its many features include a wide variety of category modules, featured slider, Retina display, mini-slider for sidebar, etc.