10 best WordPress Magazine and news themes in 2020

We have reviewed the best WordPress News and Magazine themes for 2020. If you plan to launch a new Magazine website be sure to check them all out. The criteria we used to compile this list is above all, great looking and modern design, features and functionality, performance, and overall theme usability.

The premium themes in this list are sorted following our recommendation. We give advantage to themes that are offering great looking mobile/responsive design that is not just one column post listing. The performance and speed are the second criteria, and the third is the availability of the overall features and customizability.

Best WordPress Magazine and news themes in 2020

This is the list of 10 best and great looking WordPress magazine and news themes for 2020.


JNews is an awesome looking news and magazine theme packed with tons of features. The JNews 4.0 version got released in 2020 and it brought some new demos as well as new features. You can easily import any of the desired theme demos from the admin panel. It features lots of layouts, news modules, and support for WP Bakery and Elementor page builders.

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The theme includes social login, social share counter, weather module, recipes module, video module with YouTube importer, user post reviews, header builder, news ticker, lazy loading, post content restriction, post view counter, category customization, dark mode switch, full WooCommerce support, AMP, advertising system and more. You can customize pretty much every aspect of your future news and magazine theme.

Considering that the theme is robust in size and number of features, it’s really fast and well optimized. If you plan to build a modern-looking and professional News portal or travel, cooking or fashion magazine, this theme will be a perfect choice.


This is another theme that lasts for years now. Newspaper version 10 is released in 2020. and it comes packed with all features needed for making any kind of news or magazine website. The theme comes with a total of 90 demos that can be imported from the admin area, it’s well optimized and highly performing.

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Some of the nice and cool features are a lot of post blocks and modules, page builder, social login, view counter, lazy load, header and footer builder, landing page elements, AMP, and much, much more…

Newspaper is also one of the best-selling WordPress themes ever, if this is the theme of your choice, you won’t make a mistake for sure.


The PixWell theme is one of the great-looking magazine themes of 2019. It’s relatively new but it’s well worthy of our review. The theme also received a large update this year making it one of the best magazine and editorial themes of 2020.

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PixWell comes packed with features needed for running any kind of niche magazine or blog. It features awesome looking modern design, page builder, post bookmark, post reactions (suitable for a viral news website), social login, the great mobile design that stands out, and it’s well optimized for performance.

If you are looking for a theme with fewer options and features than the JNews or Newspaper, this is the right theme for you.


Inspired by the most popular tech magazines, The Next Mag theme features clean and modern design and it looks great on mobile devices as well. It also features many useful features needed for building any kind of niche magazine or news/editorial website.

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The theme comes with drag & drop builder, AMP support and it also has a special twist for building an online shop powered by WooCommerce.

“The Next Mag” is a good choice for niche magazines that also sell their own products or running a swag store.


One of the newer Magazine themes that feature a modern approach to the magazine design. The theme looks great across desktop and mobile devices.

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It features drag & drop page builder, 30+ news blocks and modules, social login, advanced Gutenberg support, post reviews, header builder, AMP, Google PageSpeed optimization, and many more.

Good and nice-looking heme for niche magazines and personal blogs.


This theme is made especially for news and editorial website in mind. It doesn’t feature different demos, but instead, it comes with great features and even greater design. Theme features everything you might need in order to create a news website.

It looks great across desktop, tablets, and mobile devices.

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The theme offers drag & drop page builder, advertising management, lots of news blocks and modules layouts, mobile truncate, post views, wallpaper ad, and more. Great theme for those who aim to build news and editorial site quickly.


Yet another news and editorial theme that features simple and clean, modern design. The received a great update in 2020. that brought some cool new features and a couple of new demos to choose from.

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The theme features include header builder, lots of news blocks and layouts, Elementor page builder, support for Gutenberg blocks, an entirely new review and rating system, dark mode, social counter, lazy load, and more.

This theme can be used to set up a niche magazine or news portal with ease with a lot of demos to choose from.


The Authentic theme is made for niche magazines and blogs. It introduces a clean, minimal, and yet elegant design with fewer colors and nice typography.

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This theme comes with 50+ demos that can be easily imported and some of the features worth mentioning are the integrated page builder, review and rating system, pop-up builder, all new share bar, and custom blocks.

The theme is not overloaded with lots of options as it’s meant to be used for creating elegant looking niche magazines and personal blogs.


This is another clean and minimal, luxury designed theme for creating lightweight niche magazines and blogs. The theme pays special attention and support for the Gutenberg page builder and blocks.

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It features a great minimal design and over 1000 layouts combinations. It offers 14 demos to choose from, lots of pre-built header and footer layouts. It’s an extremely lightweight and fast performing theme.

If you plan to build a minimal niche magazine or a personal blog, you can freely choose this theme.


Fresh and creative WordPress magazine theme released this summer. This is an Elementor page builder theme that features all the latest trends in modern website design in 2020. It looks awesome and it brings a very creative design that stands out in comparison to the classic news and magazine themes and their layouts.

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Considering that this theme is made for Elementor in mind, it allows you to build an entire website inside the page builder as its the trend that is coming to WordPress and it represents the future of theming in WordPress.

Gleek doesn’t come with tons of features, but if you need a theme with great design and the ability to build pages in an unlimited manner, this theme should be a perfect fit.

The theme is suitable for those who want to have a magazine or blog that stands out in terms of design and layout possibilities.

Sidenote: If you don’t like the design of the latest news and magazine themes, you can check out our review of the 10 best News and Magazine themes of 2018.


We listed the best and most powerful magazine, blog, and news themes for WordPress usable in 2020. in terms of design and features. Any of the themes listed here should serve you well and your visitors will be pleased with the design and performance for sure.

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