Choosing The Right Theme

These free magazine themes are all WordPress themes and are intended to work with WordPress. So if you’re not using WordPress they may not work properly or at all. However, if you are building your business on WordPress this is for you. Designing a site isn’t easy when you’re first starting out. There are important factors you must now include for Google to consider crawling your site. You must have a responsive site.

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All the free magazine themes listed here are responsive, you don’t have to worry about that. I would suggest learning as much as you can about your site and how it works before handing it over to a designer to maintain.  Find out how your site works, and you will always know what errors you should look for. Don`t rely blindly on someone to do the right thing because in the end they may not. You wouldn’t blindly hand over the keys to your shop and never check on it would you? Same rules apply.

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Is a clean minimalist looking site that allows you to launch an elegant site straight away. I suggest keeping your site as clean as possible. Out of all the free magazine themes, this has prime customization options that allow you to build your site as you want it. You can play with the theme layout, choose different colours, and manipulate your code if you’re an advanced designer. If you’re not advanced not to worry, you can still create a great site on your own with Bubbly. If you like large images this layout automatically shows this, without the heaviness of big files.

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Twenty Seventeen

Each year WordPress debuts a free theme named after the new year. 2017 debuted as on of the best free magazine theme in this series. When I started my site I believe it was on their Twenty Fifteen theme. It was manipulated to look the way I wanted by a friend of mine who was building a freelance web design business at the time. Nevertheless, this theme offers a large image which fills the screen and acts like your welcome mat. The viewer has to scroll down, then the large image will move up, giving that parallax feel without the work. I really love this theme for its appearance. You can change your main image easily to freshen up your site.  You can even use a video as your main image landing area.

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Clean Magazine

Like its title, this free magazine theme is probably the one that looks most like a magazine. It is designed for blogs and magazines. It’s super clean, it has a news ticker, sliders and featured content. It’s a light responsive theme with an abundance of layout options. If you want to feature headlines articles you can do it very easily. I would suggest planning out your editorial before using this site. You want to make sure the front page is cohesive. This also translates to Brazilian. Danish Portugese, German and Swedish. The menus are limited only to your imagination. You can modify the layout is easily by using the drag and drop feature. If you`re technically inclined you can easily edit the already existing CSS3 or HTML5.

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