Top 10 Best WordPress Themes For News Sites, Free and Paid

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Content Management System (CMS) has made website development so easy. Now everyone can create a fully functional and professional website in just a few hours without writing a single line of code.


You just need to buy a professional theme and install it on your site. WordPress CMS is even easier and most of the themes are available for free. Even you can make a News website by using a FREE WordPress theme.

But when you are using free themes and free plugins, you are somewhere compromising on the performance of the site. In free themes and plugins, you might have some limitations on the features, and sometimes, if not from a renowned company you might be compromising on the security of the website.

So, we recommend using a custom website design even if you are using a CMS like WordPress or any other. You can easily find affordable web design services around you that will be helpful in providing a feature-rich website without compromising on security.

Best WordPress News Themes

If you are new in the development and you want to create a News website, then it is just a matter of a few minutes. You can get any of the best free WordPress news themes that you like and install them on your website.

If you make online money with your News site, then you can buy the best WordPress News theme as well on a reasonable budget. Here we will list down the 10 best WordPress news themes that you can use on your news site. We will include 5 free WordPress news themes and 5 paid WordPress news themes.


Best Free WordPress News Themes

Here are some free WordPress news themes that you can either download from their official websites, or you can also get it installed from your WordPress dashboard. Check the list below:

1. Mission News by Compete Themes

Mission News Free WordPress Theme

Mission News is a beautiful magazine theme that you can use for your News website. This is a double side theme with a simple, yet beautiful design.

The theme has dedicated 3 ad slots that you can utilize by inserting the ads code in the text widget. The content area in the center has two different styles. You can show big featured images for all your latest posts, or you can show a big image for just the latest post, and the rest of the posts will be shown side by side with a small featured image.

In the sidebar, you have an option to show news from different categories. You can exclude the posts which are visible in the center content area so that these posts won’t show in the sidebar widgets.

For more features, you can buy Mission News Pro as well. But if you don’t want it, you can still use Mission News free theme by Compete themes. Just go to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New and write Mission News. You will get the theme, click on install, and then activate.


That is it. Your News site is ready, you can play with the customization options to make your site more stylish and appealing to the readers.

2. Newsreaders By Themeinwp

Newsreaders By Themeinwp

You have to follow the same procedure, as mentioned above, to install this amazing best free news theme for a WordPress Magazine site. Newsreaders by Themeinwp is a versatile theme and a lot of customization options even in its Free version.

You have a breaking news ticker on the top with the featured image option that looks very beautiful on the site. Then you can have different sections on the website that you can create and customize with your own choice.

A lot of customization option is available with this featured rich best free news theme for WordPress. If you buy the pro version, you can have more features and free support as well.

3. Newses by Themeansar

Newsreaders By Themeinwp theme

Another very professional, elegant, and responsive best WordPress theme for News website is ‘Newses by Themeansar’. This theme also has a news ticker of the latest news with a featured image just like we have one in the Newsreaders By Themeinwp theme.

The place for the trending news is also like the previous theme that looks more beautiful. You can also make different sections in the theme for Simple posts, for featured posts categories, for most important news, and many more.

Two post sliders can be used on the home page and with that, you can also have an option to add a banner ad code in the header of the themes.


You have three different menu locations in the theme. The main menu, the social menu, and the footer menu. Just like other themes, you can install this theme from the settings of the theme in your WordPress dashboard.

4. E-Newspapers by Everestthemes

best WordPress theme for News website

On the list of best free WordPress news themes, we have E-Newspapers by Everestthemes. This amazing Free WordPress theme for News websites, is unique, as it has one section on the home page with a side bard and two sections on the same home page with full width, without a sidebar section.

This feature is unique and very well appreciated by the major theme developers. You will have a dedicated space for an ad in the header whereas you have a full-width ad banner place below the first section as well.

The powerful widgets of this free WordPress news theme, allows you to customize this beautiful news magazine theme for WordPress makes you feel very special.


5. Telegram By Themeinwp

best free WordPress news themes

Telegram By Themeinwp is at number 5 on our list of best free WordPress news themes. Top slider for the latest post and then horizontal and vertical news tickers with the featured images make this theme, the best WordPress theme for News website.

Just like all other themes on this list, this is also a responsive and mobile-friendly theme. Multiple menu options, multiple customizable sections for different news categories make this theme stand out to be the best choice.

The process of installation is also simple and the same as all other themes. You can get this theme from the Appearance section of your admin panel of the WordPress site.

Final Words

These are the 5 best free WordPress news themes that we have selected for you among various themes. Subscribe to our blog and keep vising as we will add a new list here in the same article for the best WordPress News themes which are paid and provide a professional look of a news website.


Sahar Rashid

I am Sahar Rashid, a technology loving girl. I love to write about mobiles, computers and other technology stuff on my website. I am so excited about the latest technology updates in the tech industry so I also report the latest news and leaks about mobiles and especially the iPhone. I joined The Daily News Times 3 years ago as a Technology news reporter.

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