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News and magazine themes help you build robust journalism sites. These themes frequently include extra features such as specialized widgets, social sharing functionality, advanced search, post grids, galleries, and more. Learn more about our recommended themes for this category in the table below and compare their features – some of which may only be available in pro or premium versions.


Newspaper is a multipurpose theme that works especially well for blogs, news, and magazines, and offers unlimited ad possibilities. Based on frontend customization, drag and drop functionality, and flexible elements, it includes 90+ pre-built websites, 1000+ editable templates, and elements for single posts and pages.

Zeen is a theme suitable for building magazine, blog and newspaper websites. It can also be extended to be used for e-commerce and even supports affiliate functionality. Zeen also has one-click demo importation and allows various demos to be combined to suit your personal needs.

Newsmag is a theme specifically tailored for blogs, news, and magazines sites and comes with 14 prebuilt websites. It helps you display blog posts and articles that rank well in search results and make money with responsive display ads in 10 pre-defined – or 5 custom – sections of your site.

Pricing model
Theme priceFrom $59$69$49
Date testedJune 20, 2024February 29, 2024June 20, 2024
Library of pre-built websites
Various layouts for archive
Various layouts for single post templates
Various layouts for pages
Native page builder
Custom header builder & templates
Custom footer builder & templates
WooCommerce Ready
Customizable Mobile Pages
More about NewspaperMore about ZeenMore about Newsmag

We only recommend themes that show an ongoing commitment to WPML compatibility. The authors of the themes featured in the table above work closely with the WPML team on a regular basis to ensure you can build a reliable, multilingual site.

All WPML-compatible themes in this category

Theme name

Theme house

Last tested date

Compatibility Status

February 6, 2024

June 20, 2024

June 7, 2024

February 29, 2024

August 16, 2017

December 17, 2021

March 4, 2021

June 20, 2024

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