Magazine is one of the most popular layout among WordPress bloggers. I prefer using custom themes or using premium themes over free themes because of coding standards and customization features, and Themeforest is a source of best designed themes for almost all popular CMS.
Magazine layout has one advantage over blog layout that it suits different kinds of content. With some simple tweaks, you can use the magazine layout to fit your content in beautifully. Some good examples of magazine layout are Mashable, The Next Web, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat etc.
Here’s a list of 11 of the newly released Magazine Themes for WordPress.
Flag is well suited to such specialists as designers, photographers, programmers and people who were looking for a replacement for your old design.
Mazine is a responsive and no normal WordPress theme with two column layout and clean typography. It gives features like hundreds of fonts integration and color customization.
The MaxiNews WordPress theme is a complete magazine theme, super flexible and has a fully responsive design. It comes with Google fonts integration and review system.
Clean and Elegant Magazine Theme with fixed and responsive layout. It supports Tumblr like blog formats, featured sliders, Google Analytics, Carousel and much more options to choose from.
A retina ready WordPress theme with Google fonts integration. Cool and Unique design with Font Awesome Icons support, custom background, custom sidebars. The typography is very good and the content have good readability.
Have you seen The Next Web ? This theme is almost a replica of TNW with identical look and font combination is very well-chosen. The header is simple and minimal with just the logo and navigation menu.
This is really a cool 3-column theme with responsive layout and retina ready elements. It has got built-in widgets, columnist section, star review system for reviews, comment rating system, different colors for different categories and automatic on-the-air updates.
A responsive WordPress magazine theme with full width or boxed width support. You can customize colors and create unlimited sidebars in this theme. Comes with social sharing integration, tons of widgets and shortcodes for columns, drop caps and styled boxes and buttons.
StarMag is a feature-rich WordPress magazine theme. Great for magazine , review, news and blog sites, with integrated reviews, video, slideshows, galleries and ADS system in each post. StarMag theme is highly configurable, you can completely configure the homepage and posts using the very easy and powerful theme options. Using 26 custom widgets you can create your homepage very quickly and you can get it just as you want it.
Responsive Design, Google Fonts Integration, Weather Forecast System, Drop-down menu,Ads ready are some of the features of Legatus WordPress Theme. It comes with PSD file included.