LAST UPDATED: April 23, 2018
So you’ve discovered the power of WP RSS Aggregator and you now want to set up your own content aggregation or content curation website. (If you have stumbled upon this blog post from somewhere other than our WP RSS Aggregator website, click here to learn more about it.)
WordPress is an ideal platform for this so today we’re taking a look at themes that are ideal for content aggregation and curation.
Baskerville is a theme for hoarders of content. It is a free alternative that gives you everything you need to aggregate and curate content when used alongside a powerful plugin such as WP RSS Aggregator and its Feed to Post add-on. We even used it on our WP News Desk website in exactly that way.
Aggregate comes packed with tons of content and widget-ready areas and manages to display everything in a clear and readable manner. It includes some handy widgets, as well as many advertisement areas. If you have been searching for a feature-rich Magazine-style theme for your blog, then look no further.
WP-Drudge is a Drudge Report style (no affiliation) WordPress website template that makes it easy to post external articles, your own blog posts, and links to other sites. Add images, display featured content, and insert ads easily. With many different configuration options, you can make your website look just how you want. Add colors, change fonts, and choose the layout that works for your project.
Show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured WordPress theme. When purchasing this theme, you will receive a detailed help file along with additional features like unlimited colour schemes and an infinite scrolling portfolio.
When you have readers and customers who are always hungry for more, deliver it in style with the publishing powerhouse News theme. News Pro supports all of the great articles, audio and video of your content-heavy site, with eye-popping design and simple navigation. News theme keeps you on the front lines.
Put yourself on the front lines of online publishing with the up-to-the-minute, high-gloss look and feel of the Magazine theme. Your online features never looked better than with the versatile layouts and media-ready design of the Magazine theme. A stylish frame speaks volumes about the publisher.
Brick + Mason is ideal for photographers and/or design studios. It utilizes infinite scrolling so users don’t have to leave the page to experience all your talent. This theme also uses the jQuery masonry plugin so the content will fit any browser size.
Entrance is a clean and minimalistic WordPress theme for magazine, news, editorial, blog, photography or review site. This theme has a responsive layout and retina display ready.
Pinstagram is a Pinterest-inspired WordPress theme that features the trademark grid layout with multiple post sizes and long list of posts. Capture the magic of Pinterest and maximize your page-views with a layout users are familiar with, with the MyThemeShop powerful functionality and optimizations.
Nexus is a versatile magazine theme packed full of custom widgets and content modules that give you control over your page. The challenge of any magazine theme is to take massive amounts of content and present it to the reader in a clear and structured manner. Nexus achieves this through a strict grid, typographical hierarchy and a clean layout that gives each element just enough room to breath.
Newswire is designed with local news sites and newsy blogs in mind. Taking a lead from news sites like the Huffington Post it incorporates a big ‘ol slider on the home page. By default this slides the latest posts, but you can also use the core WP ‘sticky posts’ feature to flag those particular posts you want to feature in the slider with bold headlines and large format images.
Curated is a clean and minimalist magazine with a modern design and plenty of features. It even has a powerful Drag & Drop Page Builder with which users can have fun creating a unique homepage and easily make modifications to it any time they wish.
The Newspaper template is excellent for a news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site. It also supports videos from YouTube and features a rating system, besides being integrated with bbPress Forum, BuddyPress, Buddy Press, and WooCommerce. It uses the best clean SEO practices, and on top of that, it’s fast, simple, and easy to use. In addition, Newspaper supports responsive Google Ads and AdSense.
Braxton is the premier magazine theme that combines both form and function into one comprehensive WordPress theme. This sleek, modern theme is retina-ready, fully-responsive and comes with four different ad units, including a custom wallpaper ad. Braxton is also compatible with WooCommerce and BBPress, is translation-ready, fully-responsive, comes with over 600 Google Fonts, a Featured Slider on each category page, Infinite Scrolling, Lazy Load, a “sticky” menu bar and sidebar, post/page slideshows, super quick demo install and so much more.
Presenting Metro, a modern magazine-style layout built on an optimized mobile responsive platform. The spacious 1152 pixel-wide frame highlights your online publishing for a wide-screen world, and the sleek social features will help to build your audience fast.
Gather is a highly adaptable theme for displaying products, art, and content. Choose your own fonts, update colors, or upload a logo using the theme customizer. Multiple menu locations, social icons, and widget areas are available. Integrates well with popular plugins like JetPack and Easy Digital Downloads. Gather is responsive and looks great on all devices.
Do you know of more themes that deserve to be on this list?
Let us know in the comments below and we will review them alongside WP RSS Aggregator. If they receive our approval, and that of our popular WordPress review site, WP Mayor, we will surely add them to the list.