More and more ezines are surfacing. Even individual bloggers are choosing to use the magazine type design for its ability to show multiple posts in a unique manner. Whether a slideshow, tabbed sidebar navigation, or designing posts in colummns, this style is definitely a new trend. There are a lot of free WordPress themes out there for download – some are premium and cost $40 to over $100, and some are free. Here are just a few I thought I would share that are worth the time to use. And just in case I need to re-emphasize – these ARE free to download, customize and use. However, please remember to leave credit for the designer.
This layout features a slideshow for featured posts, and a tabbed sidebar.
This layout is simple, but also looks like a newspaper with its columned structure.
The Morning After
Another simple layout, that includes several sidebars and features like thumbnails for recent posts.
This theme packs a punch with slideshow for featured posts, carefully navigation for parent and category links, tabbed navigation, and thumbnails for recent posts. Hybrid News is a child theme of the Hybrid theme framework.
This sleek layout has a slideshow carousel for featured stories at the top, slideshow in the sidebar for recent themes as well as a dropdown menu for categories. An added bonis is a photo stream for flickr or whatever gallery you use.
The Centric theme is simple and allows users to post their most recent articles in certain categories to display on the main page, as well as a featured post. The theme also features thumbnails for recent posts, and a sidebar that runs on right right side.
Of course, there are a lot more magazine themes. You can either do a Google search for free WordPress magazine themes or go search for the term magazine in the WordPress theme directory.
What free WordPress magazine themes do you like and recommend?