Magazine Basic

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The Magazine Basic WordPress Theme is our most popular free download. To date, over 570,000 people have downloaded it from and the response has been unbelievable. If you want to create a newspaper or magazine layout then look no further.

If you like the Magazine Basic WordPress Theme but want more control of the look and design, take your site to the next level with Magazine Premium.


  • Latest Version: 3.0.6
  • Tested on WordPress: 4.3
  • Last Updated: August 13, 2015
  • Release Date: October 16, 2008
  • Designer: c.bavota
  • Type: blog, magazine
  • Documentation: View all docs

Various Post Formats

Each post you write is unique, so why not give it a unique design. Select from eight post formats to help distinguish every post you write. Formats include gallery, image, video, audio, quote, link, status or aside.

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Multiple Widgetized Areas

Everybody needs the ability to add different elements to different areas. That's why we include multiple places where you can drop in a widget.

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The Customizer

No two sites are alike, and that's why we let you decide how your site should look and feel. With the Customizer you can test out different layouts, colors and a whole lot more. You even get to preview it all before it goes live to make sure everything is pixel perfect.

  • Live preview environment
  • Color and Font selectors
  • Multiple Theme Options

Ready for Handheld Devices

At a time where most browsing is done through cellphones and tablets, why not guarantee your visitors will experience your website the way it is meant to be seen.

  • Designed for desktop, tablet and mobile devices
  • No need for extra plugins
  • Automatic upon theme activation