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Magazines are full of contents, they include all types of contents on their site. The magazine website must be able to handle all these types of contents and also must be able to present them elegantly without hindering the reading experience. Starting a web design and development process with so many criteria will be a time-consuming job for you, so in this list, in order to help you, we have collected some of the best free magazine website templates.

All these free magazine website templates help you to organize the contents elegantly so that the user can find the important content easily. To give you a fresh inspiration we have also collected web design templates with modern design trends, make sure you check all of them.

Mag

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With a three column homepage design, this template gives you plenty of space to add and organize your contents. The sidebars will help you add widgets, promotional contents, and ad banners. The carousels and widgets are used smartly to add more contents in one place. Each category is distinguished by big banners and titles so that the user can easily find the topic they are interested in. A big image slider is placed in the homepage header section to feature the latest articles and trending topics.

The designer has also given you space to add video contents so you needn’t adjust the layout to add video contents. Mega menu options are also given in this template to help you organize all the related options under one hood. On the top right corner, you have the option to add user login option. The creator of the template has included pre-designed login form along with this template.

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VideoMag

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The internet service providers are able to provide high-speed data at more affordable pricing; which has increased the amount of video content consumed by the people. If you are concentrating more on the video contents on your magazine website, this is the template for you. Lots of white space is used in this template to let you add more contents and videos in one place without making the web page clouded. Bold texts in ink black are used in this template to make the texts visible among the big video and image contents. Visual effects are smooth and clean in this template so the web pages load faster.

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Technews

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Technews is an in-house product from our designers and developers. We have tried to provide you all the options and functions you would need in a magazine website template. Since most of the features are included in the package, lots of your template customization time is reduced. The neat homepage layout of this template helps you to highlight important topics among other contents. The smart design of this template handles both text contents and multimedia contents without any trouble.

Ads are one of the most commonly used monetization options for all magazine website, in the default design of the template we have reserved space for you to add ad banners. In the sidebar, you have the option to include social media profile links and other important topic links. If you are running podcast shows, with this template you can also share your show, we have a special space for it in our default design itself. Moreover, it is an HTML5 website template, so you can add multimedia contents without any worries.

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Vizew

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Vizew is the best website template for video content rich magazine websites. In the homepage header section, you have space for featured videos with playlist, just like in the Youtube playlist. You can show the number of views, comments, and likes for particular videos to curate the users before entering the video. The dark theme of this template let the user easily read and find the contents they need. For archive page, the creator has given you a list view and grid view option. Small animation effects are used here and there on the template to give a lively feel to the template. Along with all other basic pages, the creator has also given you a login page. Overall it is a good package with premium quality.

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Endgam

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Endgam is a proper gaming review and news magazine website template. The trendy look of the template will definitely impress gamers. The designer has designed this template thoughtfully with options for the ad and promotional banners. Hence, monetizing your website without disturbing the contents will be an easy job with this template. Since it is a gaming website, you have the option to add video contents. Throughout the template, the designer has used a dark theme, which clearly distinguishes the elements and gives better readability. By making a few changes to the default design, you can use this template for your gaming magazine website.

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Hikers

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Hikers is a simple and elegant looking website template. The pristine layout of this template will give a better user experience for your readers. Colorful tags are used to easily organize the contents and also to let the user easily find the categories even in crowded pages. On single post page, you have a sidebar to show author bio and related contents. Only basic pages are given in this template, but they will help you make an impressive website. The developer has used the latest HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap 4 framework. Hence, you can easily integrate any modern tool to this template.

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Sensive

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Sensive is a properly organized website template, which keeps all the contents and elements in an easily accessible spot. If you are a niche-focused magazine and gradually growing in your readers count, this is the template for you. This template will give a rich look to your website and also make readability easier even on small screen devices. The developer has made all the basic optimizations, hence most of your work is reduced in this template. All you have to do is to take care of the customization and backend integration.

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Revive

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Revive is another simple website template for magazines and blogs. The designer has given you some modern elements so that your website will age slowly and look modern even after few years. If you are starting a new magazine website and need a website template that works fine for the next few years, the Revive is the one for you. Smooth animation effects and hover effects are used to present the contents engagingly to the users. Basic widgets like newsletter widget, social media widget, and category widgets are given in this template.

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Force Mag

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Forcemag website template is designed for a well-developed magazine website. If you are redesigning an existing magazine website, this template will give a fresh look to your website. Spaces for ads are already reserved in this template so you can monetize your website without disturbing the content of the website. Instead of big image sliders for adding feature contents, this template has text sliders, which only show the post headings. If you prefer images more in the header section, you can easily customize it with the help of a developer.

Contents are properly organized under sections like editor’s choice, latest news, and trending news. This type of grouping will help the user to easily find the article they are interested in. A bright red color scheme is followed throughout the template, which easily draws user attention on the required web elements. Sidebars in this template are also effectively used with carousels to help you add more contents without consuming more space. Both in the header and in the footer section you have the option to add social media profile links.

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Techmag

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Techmag, as the name implies this template is designed for technology related magazines. The contents related to the technology are growing day by day, even Google News now supports a big section for the technology section. If you are running a technology-related magazine, then this template is the best option for your website. There are a lot of image holders in this template to help you make the homepage of this interesting for the readers to surf around. Another advantage of this image-rich website template is you can create effective and engaging contents. A flat design style is followed in throughout the template, depth and shadow effects are used to highlight the important web elements when the user hovers over the content blocks.

This template follows different content block alignments so that you can add more contents within the given space. Different flat colors are used for the tags, to help the users easily identify the content category in the homepage. Spaces for ad banners are given in the sidebar and in the homepage top bar. Even if you need more space for ads you can easily realign the structure based on your needs. The creator of this template has made customizations easier.

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Quitelight

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Quitelight is the best option for the lifestyle magazines and fashion magazine. This template follows a different design style. If you are bored with the same old usual designs, then this template will inspire you a lot. Enough room is given for the texts and image contents so you can present the contents engagingly to the users. Trendy bold fonts are used in this template, which not only makes the readability easier but also adds visual richness to the template. In the header sections and in between sections you have carousels to feature the latest contents.

Since video contents are becoming popular among the modern users, in the default design itself you have space to add video contents. This template allows you to display only the article titles on the homepage. You also have the option to show the number of likes and comments to encourage the new readers to engage in the discussions. The only drawback with this template is you only get the homepage and single article page. You have to manually take care of the rest of the pages you need.

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Viral Mag

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In between serious and professionals, people also love to spend some of their time reading some funny contents. If you are running a website to share viral contents, then the Viral Mag is the best option for you. It is the most colorful template in this list of free magazine website templates. Unlike the Quitelight template mentioned above, this template is a complete template. You get all the pages and options pre-designed for you. In the top bar, you have a text rotator to show a personalized welcome message and also space to add social media profile links.

For entertainment sites, social media is the main source of traffic. As more than 50% of the online traffic is spent on entertainment, giving social media sharing options is a must in an entertainment news website. A trendy gradient color scheme is followed in this template. With the help of latest CSS3 framework, the developer of this template manages to give you more natural looking colors. Visual effects are kept very mild in this template, since this template deals with many number of contents, overuse of animation effects may annoy the users.

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Newspaper

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Newspaper is a proper website template for news and magazine websites with the familiar design. This template includes all the elements and options that you would normally expect in a content-rich website template like the magazine websites. The designer of the template has given you space to add video contents as well in this template. Since this template uses the latest HTML5 framework, you can add videos directly or add video links. Other useful features in this template are mega menu options, neat segmentation of contents and useful widgets. Image holder of both portrait orientation and landscape orientation is given on the homepage so you can add images without any hesitations. Comment sections are also designed in this template to match the simple clean look of the template.

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Sports News

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Sports News is a multipurpose website template for content rich sites. This free template can be used for both news and magazine purposes. The layout of the homepage has clear segmentation so you can group the related contents easily. Each segment gives you space to highlight the important topic in that particular category. In the homepage layout, you also get image carousel option to induce the user to read the topics. Spaces for ad banners are reserved at the top and in the sidebar. If you are running impression based ad campaign this ad placement will help you earn better. Animation effects are mild and used only at the required spots so that the user can enjoy the contents without any distractions.

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Webmag

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If you are running a news site that covers different fields, then this the template for you. The smart design of this template helps you to show all your news neatly on the homepage. Neat segmentations of contents will make the user spend more time on your site, they will also find the related contents easily. Lots of white space is used so that even when you add so many contents the homepage doesn’t look clumsy. The designer has used color tags to group the categories so that the user can identify the interesting category between the group of contents on the homepage. The color codes are also used in the menu bar to indirectly inform the code structure to the users.

To encourage users to find what is trending, a separate section for featured posts and most read post is given on the homepage. Instead of using pagination this template uses an ajax like autoloading option. Some find this autoloading option positive since the user tends to spend more time. While some users do not prefer this autoloading option as this may tend to slow down your website a bit. But hey, this is an easy to customize website template, based on your needs you can customize it easily.

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Avision

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Avision is a modern trendy magazine website template. Instead of following the same old bold design with horizontal flash news elements, this template follows a fresh new design. If you are about to overhaul your site and give it a new look, then take a look at the Avision. With the trendy light color scheme, stylish bold fonts and neat animation effects this template will anchor down the visitor on your site.

In the header section you have a big image slider for featuring hot news and at the top of the news, you have space to mention the news category. At the top navigation bar, you have the space to add weather stats along with it to the further right corner you have a search bar option. This template gives you space to add video contents from popular sites like Youtube and Vimeo, you can also add videos directly to the website.

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Magazine

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Magazine, as the name implies it is a proper magazine website template from the core. The neat layout of this template can handle a huge amount of contents easily. Though this is a full-width template in the homepage you get content blocks arranged properly to manage the contents easily. The Magazine template actually follows a two column design so that you can show huge number of news on the homepage itself.

At the header, you have featured section with three tiles to show top news. In the homepage beneath every article, you can display the author name, the number of comments and published date. The news channels, especially the tech news channels are effectively using Instagram for brand awareness. If you also maintaining such social media strategy the Instagram widget in the footer can help you. The footer section is pretty much larger so that it gives you ample amount of space to add important links along with the Instagram widget.

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Stuff

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Stuff is a colorful multipurpose website template, which you can use as both magazine website template and blog template. With the neat full-width design, this template gives you plenty of space to add your contents and big web elements. The default layout of this template gives more importance to the multimedia contents than the text contents in the homepage. Lots of white space is used in this template which helps you to avoid the clumsy look in the content-rich homepage.

In the header, you have a big image slider with a content block to the bottom left corner. If you spend most of your time for making post images for the article, then this is the template for you. The homepage follows a masonry grid-like structure but its pretty irregular so that you can easily highlight the important article using the big blocks.

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World

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World is another trendy looking template in this free magazine website templates collection. This template is full of animation effects from the header to the footer. As you scroll down you will get flying cards from the bottom of your screen, some of you may or may not like this, but you can change this easily. This template uses latest HTML5, CSS3 and Bootstrap framework, the best part for developers is this template follows the international code standard for web development. So the developers will find working with this template as a piece of cake job. Even beginners can use this template easily and can learn a lot.

The homepage of this magazine template is designed smartly so that group the related contents and can show it elegantly to the users. This grouping layout will help the users to find the hot topic in the category they are interested. You get a top navigation bar and apart from that, you have a separate bar for categories just below the header section. This template gives you a sidebar, where you can add your ad banners and other hot topics link.

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Magnews

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Magnews, from the name itself you can clearly get that this template is designed specifically for mag and news category. Hence out of the box you get all the important features and options that you would normally expect in a news website template. This template follows a standard news website layout that you have seen in many top news websites.

The best part of this template is you get a pixel perfect design followed by top news sites for free. Animation effects are sleek and fast so the user will experience a fluid user interface with this template. This template also follows categorized structure but in a different layout. In each category, you get a separate top bar for featuring hot topic in that particular category. At the top bar, you have user login option and social media profile links. If you are about to run a membership site, take a look at our dashboard template collection to help you manage users easily.

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TheGazette

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TheGazette is a perfect news website template to share the news as and when they happen. But the flexible design of this template makes it a perfect choice for magazine news website template as well. As like most other free magazine website templates in this list, this one is also optimized for ads and ad banners to help you monetize easily. In the header, you have image slider with portrait orientation so sometimes big images may be cropped out. The homepage of this template runs a category tag basis, so you don’t get an organized structure with this template. Just beneath the main section, you have separate space for adding video contents.

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Bold

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Bold is a simple website template which follows minimal design. It is a multipurpose website template, the default design of this template make it a perfect for magazine websites as well. On the clean white background, the bold texts look great, from the design itself you can clearly infer that this templates uniqueness is its font style. Since this template follows a minimal design, the designer of this template uses creative fonts to make it trendy looking. For the matter of fact, in the modern web design, the texts do hold an important space. Most stylish fonts end in low readability stage, but the fonts used in this template is stylish and at the same time it is also easy to read.

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Original

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Original is a fully functional HTML5 website template with lots of useful features. Though this template is designed for bloggers at first place, it has plenty of useful features to create an effective magazine website template. If you are just starting your starting your magazine website or moving from startup to next level, this template is the best choice for you. The Original website template helps you to give a gradual visual transition for your existing viewers. This is a pure image focused website template with lots of space reserved for images. Make sure you make images with big dimensions so that you can make use of the full potential of this beautiful looking website template. At the footer you have a full stretched Instagram widget with carousel effect if you need you can customize it easily.

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Dorne

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Dorne website template is basically designed to handle number of contents effectively and organize them neatly so that the user can find the required contents easily. This feature makes this template a perfect choice for magazine website template. The Drone template follows a neat modern web design with trendy color scheme and beautiful interface. Since this is a listing website template you get more web elements and icons, which may come in handy for you in the future. Again this template is also multimedia content focused website template with lots of space for images than text contents. Animation effects are also used wisely in this template to match the trendy look of the template and also to improve the user experience.

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Sasha

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Sasha is a package of minimal looking website templates. Though this is a free website template, the creator of this template gave us five homepage variations with different layouts. If you are running a web development agency or a freelance web developer, you will find this template extremely useful for your project. You can even use this template(s) for commercial use as well but for that, you have to pay a little, when compared to other premium website template in ThemeForest the amount you pay here is less.

Just like in the premium website template you get more variations for all the major pages with this template. If you are thinking of converting this template to WordPress you can do it easily, in the template package itself you get different post formats, so in the development phase, it will be useful for you.

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Article

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Article is a clean content centered website template. This template treats both multimedia contents and text contents equally. The bold texts and clear spacing gives a top-notch reading experience. On the clean white background, the colorful web elements look more vibrant. Animation effects are also done neatly on this template, it is used only at the required spot to highlight the contents and to get user attention. In the sidebar, you have space to add popular tags, categories, videos and gallery options. Just above the footer, you have a full stretched Instagram widget to share your feed. Overall the Article is a completely working website template from the front end, all you have to do is to take care of the back end.

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Blogger

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You can use the Blogger as a base and can create your custom magazine website template. With this template, you only get the outline of a creative modern homepage. The logical arrangement of the content makes sure that the user gets the required content easily. This multipurpose website template can also be used as a business website template. In the footer, you have the option to include important links, subscription form, and Instagram widget. The designer has used the color scheme consistently throughout the template, which helps you to maintain the brand consistency on the website.

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Yummy

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Yummy is a food blog with lots of useful features. The creator of this template gave us multiple customization options which make this template a perfect for food related sites and for magazine website websites as well. Like all other food-related templates this one also gives more importance to the image contents. Food magazines use this layout to share the foods they discover with mouth-watering images, the neat layout of this template will add more life to your food images. Right below the header section you have a section to show category banners. Visual effects are also done neatly in this template to match the professional design of this template.

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Bona

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Bona is a Pinterest style website template. With this template, the designer has just shared the basic idea of a magazine. By keeping this template as a base you have to develop your own custom website. The neat layout gives you space for adding both images and texts. Image holders have both portrait and landscape orientation, so you won’t experience any cropped images. To match the simple design of this template, the color scheme used is also mild. On the light color scheme, the texts and the images are legible and easy to read even in small screen devices.

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