Premium, News, & Magazine WordPress Themes

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With the recent explosion of WordPress News Themes around the blogosphere, I’ve decided to wrap up the ones that are actually worth looking at and even buying/downloading.

First of all, what the heck are Premium WordPress themes? Summed up, they’re pretty much regular WordPress themes with “extra bonus features” and a price tag. Although some premium themes aren’t worth ditching out the cash for, some definitely are.

Revolution News Theme

Description: Revolution is a customizable theme ideal for websites that wish to use WordPress as a CMS and also for online newspapers and magazines.

Cost: $59.95 – $249.95 (December Sale: $44.95 – $184.95)

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Revolution Tech Theme

Description: Revolution Tech is a customizable theme ideal for tech/gadget online magazines and has a new enhanced featured video location on the theme.

Cost: $99.95 – $249.95 (December Sale: $74.95 – $184.95)

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Revolution Magazine Theme

Description: Revolution Magazine is a customizable theme ideal for online magazines and has a new enhanced featured video location on the theme.

Cost: $99.95 – $249.95 (December Sale: $74.95 – $184.95)

Purchase

Revolution Sports Theme

Description: Revolution Sports is a customizable theme ideal for online sports newspapers, online sports magazines and other sports website portals.

Cost: $99.95 – $249.95 (December Sale: $74.95 – $184.95)

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Jello Wala Mello Theme

Description: Jello-Wala-Mello is a news / magazine-styled WordPress theme created for multi-media sites. Requires WordPress 2.3.1.

Cost: FREE

Download

Showcase: CSS Gallery Theme

Description: Showcase is a premium WordPress theme created to power a CSS or web design gallery, which is also ideal for managing online portfolios and photo blogs.

Cost: $70 – $700

Purchase

The Morning After Theme

Description: The Morning After is a grid-based magazine-style theme for WordPress created by Arun Kale.

Cost: FREE

Download

Premium News Theme

Description: Premium News is a user-friendly, feature and function-packed theme, which will turn your WordPress site into a great looking magazine / news style site.

Cost: $99.95 – $249.95

Purchase

Cornerstone Premium Theme

Description: The Cornerstone premium theme for WordPress is a flexible, feature-rich alternative to contracting custom design work for your blog.

Cost: $99.95 – $249.95

Purchase

NewsPixel Theme

Description: NewsPixel is an easy-to-use premium WordPress theme, including sweet bonus features.

Cost: $97 – $199

Purchase

Dark News Theme

Description: Dark News Theme is a dark easy-to-use premium WordPress theme, including sweet bonus features.

Cost: $97 – $199

Purchase

25 thoughts on “Premium, News, & Magazine WordPress Themes

  1. Thanks for the comment Dale. Indeed, that is most likely to be the next big thing! Let’s see what happens in the new year.

    And thanks for the heads up on those two themes, I’ll make sure to review them and if I like them, I’ll add them up!

  2. You should also mention Michael Pollock of solo stream. It seems he is now converting some of his previously free themes to Premium but I have to say they are good looking and work like a hot dang.

  3. Sorry for the double comment but thought Darren Hoyt’s Mimbo v2 theme should be in here as well. Definitely premium but also free for the time being. It’s a little more complex for the avg user to edit but it’s sweet.

  4. I’m sick of paying for these layouts. I like the thad allender theme a lot, and 20 bucks is reasonable, but not when you just dropped 100 bucks on a theme by adii that looks half finished when you opt to not use the video section.

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  6. I was disappointed with the Revolution Theme in one regard, no auto thumbnails. What a pain in the butt to create thumbnails for each posting for the main page. I had a customized WP theme made a year ago and its hard to go back. WordPress automatically creates a thumbnail version, so it just has to be called. e.g. image.jpg will always have a image.thumbnail.jpg version that can be called. You can also use CSS, this according to my custom WP theme designer. Anyhow, apparently Premium News Theme also doesn’t do auto thumbnail, but at least he took my feedback and is working on it as we speak for the next version. Come on guys, its not that hard to do and would all save us some time.

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  10. I cant help but wonder what the longterm outlook of these themes will be? I cant see why anyone would pay for these, as you are assured that someone else will have the same thing. I know that it makes sense if a theme is free, but I don’t see the logic if you are paying for one. I guess you are getting a deal in terms of depth of development at that price, however its definitely not unique. In my opinion these themes will most likely be a passing fad.

  11. Paid themes is a very good place to go. Corporate bloggers are growing and they don’t even understand the concept of FREE themes. In fact those that advise corporate blogs on entire set-up and configuration have a lot of places to go.

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  13. Be advised! The guy who created the Jello Wala Mello theme sold his website to someone else and there is no more support for it! There is a support forum, but it is unmanaged and filled with spam! I didn’t find this out until I had already spent many hours customizing the theme. I love the theme but have some issues that I have no hope of getting resolved because the creator has left the planet.

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