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10 best blog and news website templates

If there is something you are interested in or concerned about then write about it with these 10 best blog and news website templates

I am particularly concerned about the climate crisis and really want to write about it and share all the amazing projects and concepts people are working on across the globe to combat climate change.

Write about your passions and educate and inform people

Having a website blog is a great way to share your passion and educate people about your passion. It could be about mental health, it could be about animal welfare or astronomy, but chances are other people will also find it useful to them.

Sharing photos, videos and written content all in one place

The beauty about having a website is that it is the main focal point of all your activities. The website can link to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and other channels so when people land on your site it is like a road map and people can take different roads.

30 best examples of great blog posts

I am doing some research and thought I would document my findings into great blog and news templates.

Joomla

1. Darpan News, blog and magazine theme

News and Magazine website

This Joomla Magazine theme is ideal for a sports, health, fashion, food or hobby blog. (This theme also comes in WordPress)

Features include:

  • 5 different home page layouts
  • Other page layouts include, About us, category, blog, contact us, author page and gallery page
  • Google mobile friendly
  • Slider revolution
  • Built with advertising spaces
  • Supported in all modern browsers
  • page builder elements
  • Mega menu
  • 4 different blog styles
  • Search field
  • Quiz feature

This Joomla template offers a nice clean and responsive layout for displaying multiple posts to visitors. It looks like a newspaper design so can display lots of different categories.

Breaking news carousel at the top of the page, displays date and time and social media links neatly.

The drop down menu is animated with the mega menu option which is a good feature to display lots of menu options in more than one column.

I like the quiz feature on the home page.

2. News247 magazine/news theme

News Joomla website

This Joomla Magazine/news theme is packed with options and features and kept up todate by the developers.

There are 8 demos to choose from offering different layouts to use as a base to build your blog and comes in boxed or full layout depending on your preference.

The template comes with the mega menu with the ability to add images which looks great.

Other features include:

  • sticky header
  • Fontawsome icons
  • Google web fonts
  • Helix framework
  • Spaces for advertising
  • Drag and drop so easy to use

This theme is getting 5 star reviews for Design quality and customer support so it gives you confidence you will receive a good level of support with this theme.

3. NEWS24 :: Magazine Joomla Template

News Joomla website

Another newspaper blog design made in Joomla in four different styles.

Features include:

  • article manager
  • Google fonts
  • YouTube, Vimeo
  • Maps
  • pre built contact and search pages

Nice looking, user friendly Joomla theme designed to publish lots of news and articles.

4. Refraction

Food blog website

White space modern design great for highlighting healthy food and recipes for a food blog.

Features include:

  • 4 different style designs
  • Google fonts
  • responsive design
  • Nice hover animations

This beautiful design offers a lovely backdrop for sharp images for photographers or creatives. Perfect for a portfolio to showcase art, ceramics or even garden designs.

Lightweight and easy to manage.

WordPress

5. Shadowcat blog theme

blog website

This WordPress theme has impressive reviews from the community both in terms of design and support.

This is a neat and modern theme and displays well on lots of different devices. It contains a live search feature, mandatory for all large blogs so people can jump to the topics they need information on.

The drag and drop website builder offers an easy system to manage for beginners.

Features include:

  • unlimited layouts
  • lots of different modules
  • highly customizable in terms of fonts, colours and layouts
  • Mega menu
  • SEO optimized
  • customizable header and sidebar
  • 8 homepage layouts

WordPress comes with lots of easy website builders that helps to make the design and build process simpler.

6. Newspaper - News & WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Newspaper website

Newspaper theme gives you the blogging platform you need to start writing but comes with the facility to start selling online if that is the direction you are taking.

Some bloggers get approached by companies to sell products on their popular website, so this theme will give you the ability to blog and sell.

Features include:

  • optimized for Gutenberg
  • 120 pre-built designs
  • Header builder
  • Footer manager

This is a recognised theme used by some impressive companies such as the United Nations and bitcoin.com

Built for beginners and professionals, Newspaper has everything you need to build a strong online business.

7. JNews blog and magazine theme

News website

Create your own audio podcast website and monetize your site with paid subscriptions.

Features include:

  • Paywall system for subscriptions
  • Google podcast/spotify
  • Video focused website
  • Gutenberg ready
  • unlimited layouts
  • WP Bakery page builder
  • Header and footer builder
  • front end post submission – get people to pay to add posts to your site
  • Ads and affiliates
  • SEO friendly

The features on this theme are endless, with lots of pre-built style options for Health, fishing, gadgets, Business news, yoga news, financial news etc.

8. Jannah - newspaper/magazine AMP

Blog website

Jannah is one of the next generation WordPress websites as it comes with full content marketing facility, includes Snapchat.

Features include:

  • Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram
  • day or night modes
  • modern rounded layouts
  • Weather widget
  • video downloader
  • Gorgeous share button designs
  • inline related posts
  • multilingual
  • covid-19 real time data

This theme is really exciting for me as I have a few blogs I also want to upgrade. Having so many features available used to make sites slow but this theme is super slick. The developers have been working hard on performance.

9. Bimber - Viral Magazine WordPress Theme

Magazine website

Bimber doesn’t look like a WordPress theme it looks pretty radical, bold and bright. It has polls, quizzes and optional pop up add at the bottom of the page.

Don’t worry about adding advertising to your site as its becoming the new normal, just keep it to a minimum.

Features include:

  • Ad free mode
  • Integrates with Giphy
  • Woo-commerce with user reaction emojis
  • Elementor
  • lots of different theme options
  • High performance
  • Gutenburg
  • Best selling viral theme for 5 years running

This is a very radical viral magazine theme with some pretty unique features and is designed to be very interactive with visitors and customers.

Lots of great reviews from enthusiastic users.

10. Networker - Tech News WordPress Theme with Dark Mode

News website

Last but not least is Networker – Tech News WordPress theme.

Theme features:

  • Beautiful video backgrounds
  • lots of pre-built demos
  • Google and Abode fonts
  • unlimited colours
  • multiple layout styles for posts archives
  • AMP accelerated pages
  • Google structured data
  • Live search
  • Advanced authors

 

This is very much an Apple looking design, very simple yet very effective. It is a timeless design and I am loving the video post archives.

Summary

The WordPress blog themes being created by developers are now moving into a new era of high performance and high quality customizable content management systems. These themes have real potential for those wanting to capitalize on the growing internet world.

Both professionals, designers and beginners will enjoy the process of creating a really amazing website that will be useful to others and potentially grow into a viable business.

I hope this blog has been useful, I know I have found a couple of really good themes for my next project. Let me know if you have any other ideas or recommendations.

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