Magazine style layouts have been popular within WordPress since the very start when it started to move on from being a simple blogging tool to allowing different types of content and layouts. A Magazine style theme will typically have a more grid-based layout and make use of images on the homepage, they will also allow you to split your categories of content up and will often feature a large header image or slider so you can highlight more important posts.

If you are looking to build a magazine or news portal website, we have gathered together some great Free Minimal Magazine themes in this roundup, all the themes selected have great modern minimalist designs which you can either choose to use as they are, or use them as the framework to build your magazine site by customizing the colors, logo, layout and more.

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Give your website a breath of fresh air with Oxygen. Oxygen is a clean, elegant and minimalistic magazine WordPress theme. Its fully responsive design, image and recent post slider and clearly segmented categories make it a perfect choice for news, blog and portfolio websites.


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Very clean and minimalistic, Origin is a perfect WordPress template for magazine websites. The beautiful color scheme, support for video and images and fully responsive layout makes it perfect for news, blog, entertainment and portfolio websites as well.


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Great for a blog or magazine website, Ascetica comes with perfect responsive design and featured slider to create a clean, elegant and minimalistic website. Using Ascetica is easy thanks to the powerful admin panel.


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Aptly named, Magazine is a WordPress template for magazine websites. It is an omega child theme which makes it powerful and feature rich while keeping the minimalistic approach. Built on Bootstrap 3 and mobile first front-end framework to make development a breeze and site performance absolutely lightning.


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Clean, minimalistic, eye-catching and beautiful, CleanBlogg is a great WordPress theme for any blog, news, magazine or journal website. Thanks to its support for media content, CleanBlogg can easily serve as a photo gallery or photography website.


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A fully responsive minimalistic WordPress theme built to create news, blogs and magazine websites, Moon is a beautiful theme that should make your website stand apart from the crowd.


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Codilight Lite

Created by FameThemes, the Codilight Lite WordPress theme is a great template for any news, blog and magazine website. The theme is minimalistic yet absolutely gorgeous. The rich color scheme, easy to tweak features and nicely segmented design can make your website the next big thing on the internet.


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Clean and elegant with full support for all types of media content, CPMMagz is a powerful fully responsive WordPress theme perfect for blogs, news and magazine websites. CPMMagz looks beautiful and yet minimalistic.


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A fully responsive theme for magazines, blogs and news websites, Actuate is a perfect WordPress multipurpose theme that can have a multitude of uses. The support for segmented boxed design lets you create a photography website with Actuate as well.


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Silk Lite

Lite yet powerful, Silk Lite is a multipurpose website template created to build a magazine or blog websites. Fully responsive with a beautiful minimalistic website with animations as smooth as silk.


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Pencil is a visually stunning and yet minimalistic theme made for blogs, news websites and magazine websites. The white background and boxed layout complement each other extremely nicely.


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Veggie Lite

Dedicated towards recipe, vegetable blogs, agriculture or magazine websites, Veggie Lite is a powerful WordPress theme with a large header image to catch the eye. It is mobile first which makes viewing on any device with any screen size a delight.


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Created for fashion magazine websites, Trendmag is a trendy, clean and minimalistic WordPress theme with an extremely catchy layout. Trendmag also comes with e-commerce support allowing you to set up shop with ease.


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News Anchor

Created by aThemes, News Anchor is a powerful, clean and minimalistic WordPress theme suitable for any news or magazine website. The theme is extremely customizable, fully responsive and the header carousel provides great value for your money.


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A truly multipurpose theme, Wiles is a simple and minimalistic choice for all types of blog, news, magazine and business websites. Wiles is fully responsive, uncluttered and easy to use while the nice boxed layout gives your website a touch of professionalism. The theme is loaded with social media icons to easily take your efforts to the social network.


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Get max power, max style, max options and max custom widgets with Xmax, a powerful WordPress theme perfectly suited for any magazine or news website. With Xmax creating and tweaking your website is easy, leading to a gorgeous yet minimalistic result that visitors will drool over.


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Easy to customize, great to look at, minimalistic in appearance and perfect to use for any magazine or blog website, the Cerauno WordPress theme you can use for almost any purpose.


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Care to build a photography website or a magazine website heavy on media content? Canard can be the perfect solution for you. Canard comes with impeccable media support, boxed layout, segmented pages, social media support and a beautiful yet minimalistic look to take care of your website creation worries. Canard is fully responsive, meaning you can view the website from any device without losing the charm.


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Created by Colorlabs & Company, Tavisha is a gorgeous WordPress theme for magazines and news websites. Easy to build and customize, Tavisha comes with a great color scheme and plenty of features to make your website stand out from the crowd.


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A dedicated WordPress theme for magazine, news or blog websites, Origamiez comes with a clean minimalistic design, great color scheme and lovely flexibility.


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Revant is a WordPress theme designed for news, magazine or blog website with a lovely, uncluttered and minimalistic design. A large header image slider and social networking options would liven up the mood for your visitors. The theme looks absolutely professional making it perfect for a fashion or even a business website.


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Purity Lite

Fully integrated into the WordPress Theme Customizer, Purity Lite can help you get your website up and running in just a few minutes. The theme sports a trendy modern look while remaining minimalistic in its approach. Purity Lite is a great choice for any magazine website.


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A modern and fully responsive WordPress theme for news, blog and magazine websites, Keratin is a perfect solution for your magazine website. The theme is clean, uncluttered and minimalistic, with lovely masonry grid design. A website created with Keratin would surely attract the eyes of the viewers.


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A flexible WordPress theme suitable for a lot of purposes, Flexy is a fully responsive, clean and minimalistic template for any magazine or website.


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Beautiful to look at and fully responsive in design, verge is a minimalistic WordPress theme for magazine, blog and news websites. Developed with WooCommerce support and plenty of customizing features, you can use Verge for your online store as well.


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Fast News

A news and blog WordPress theme that can also act as a magazine template, FastNews is a flexible and fully responsive WordPress template with minimalistic looks. FastNews is easy to use and simple to setup, making it a perfect choice for magazine websites.


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Delivery Lite

Fully responsive, soothing color scheme, great looks and minimalistic approach define, Delivery Lite, a multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for all devices and magazine, news or blog website.


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Put a full stop to your theme searching with Semicolon, the clean, minimalistic and uncluttered WordPress theme that can adorn your magazine website in the trendiest of ways. The lovely masonry grid design is an added bonus.


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Developed on the Bootstrap framework, Fashionistas WordPress theme is a perfect choice for magazine or blog websites. The professional color scheme, segmented pages, social media integration and minimalistic looks make Fashionistas an automatic choice.


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  1. I think that the best of the above themes is by far the TrendMag theme.
    We will give it a try and then we are going to buy provided it fits to our needs the premium version.

  2. Hi,
    I am glad to see the above mentioned themes.

    I have also tried one theme based on Blog which is Bloggers Lite WordPress theme.

    These theme is a simple and easy to use responsive WordPress theme for personal bloggers.

    It has great features such as social media support, import demo content, translation ready, amazing portfolio design, RTL supported, blog ready etc.

    View live demo:

  3. Are you sure those are new for 2019 Many of them has not updated 2 years or long. Stop making click-bait.

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