A WordPress theme is only as good as its functionality, flexibility, beauty and value for money and with hundreds to choose from it takes time to filter out the best ones. Most WordPress users who use this dominant content management system to operate and manage their website(s) look for such themes that are easy-to-use, attractive, fit well within their niche and don’t exceed their budget.
Within the sports niche, there are dozens that are focused on sports only but can easily be adapted to general magazine and blogs styles. The reverse is also true, there are plenty of great magazine and news style themes that can be used for sports sites so don’t focus on the text and images in the demo’s. You will be getting a blank canvas of a site so try and look past the demo content.
Here we have shortlisted 50 beautiful and functional magazine style wordpress themes themes that are suited to sports websites. They have been designed and developed by a range of wordpress design companies and come loaded with tons of features and layout options. They are responsive, customizable, fast and aesthetically pleasing. They range in style a lot but hopefully there will be at least one in this collection that impresses you. Remember to check out the demo’s and reading about their features before purchasing any – just because the demo looks beautiful does not mean your site will look at impressive – you need to ensure you have the design flexibility, layout options and functionality required to meet your needs. Enjoy.
The $49 Perosan, from ThemeFurnace, is a simple personal blogging theme with some nice built-in extras such as social media count widgets, Flickr widgets, lined paper style text widgets and a homepage slider.
Bold is a dashing theme from OrganicThemes that comes at the price of $69. It features a versatile home page layout with a focus on showcasing images and video. You can easily utilise it to build your sports magazine.
Priced at $59, SportEdge is ThemeFuse product is a versatile and vibrant sports magazine theme. will certainly give you an edge over other sport sites/blogs.
Here is another MyThemeShop theme which you can use for your sports site/blog. It is fully customizable and offers unlimited color variations.
Available at ThemeForest for $35, Resportsive is a fully responsive sports news WordPress theme featuring a drag-and-drop homepage, eight custom widgets, dynamic social tools and much more!
This $49 theme from MojoThemes was created to manage a magazine dedicated to sports. It is responsive, retina-ready, integrated with Google fonts, review system and much more.
SportsGazette draws inspiration from traditional newspapers and magazines. Priced at $59, the theme brings maximum exposure for your content and gives a professional look to your website/ sports blog.
Create a positive user-experience for your readers with Fresco, a $49 theme from RocketTheme that possesses a visually rich design, with each preset being truly unique with acute attention to detail.
SportPress is an elegant yet very powerful magazine theme, with amazing functionality and awesome custom widgets that make your sports website stand out from the crowd.
Olympic is a strong and sexy theme that carries all the current features needed to take your site to a new high. It is fully customizable and gives multiple color options.
The $45 News mix is a responsive magazine WordPress theme that has been specifically designed for magazine websites. It has a clean and nice look that will give your sports magazine an elegant look.
Spike is a bright and colorful WordPress blog theme packed with a sleek post slider, custom widgets and shortcodes and the best optimizations. It will make your sports magazine grab a great deal of eyeballs.
Created on 12 February, 2014 by Mojo Themes; Sport is a powerful WordPress theme with an ultra responsive layout.
Gameday, a product of ThemeForest, is a premier responsive sports news and media theme with advanced features including: WooCommerce and bbPress integration, a custom-built scoreboard, a drag-and-drop homepage and lots more.
TrustMe is a treasure trove of fancy features. This responsive WordPress theme comes with 23 awesome widgets, 18 widget areas and 4 post formats (image, audio, video & gallery) and tons of other theme options.
Sports Nation is an exquisite and professional WordPress theme with beautiful aesthetics and many options including light and dark styles plus your own custom highlight color. You can mold and modify it as per your taste to give it the treatment that you want.
With iTeam, your sports platform gets up and ready in minutes. So, get ready with your sports site and start informing your fans, players and others of what your team is doing.
The vast array of built-in features in Splendid gives you all the freedom and formulas to create the sports site of your dreams. The theme is extremely easy to use and you can get started with it in minutes.
Perfect for coaches and fans, LeaguePress is a substantive theme that allows you to start your very own sports club website without any hassles. Developed by Mojo Themes, the theme is sure to steal your heart with its favorable features.
Here is a theme that will equally appeal to all kinds of sports enthusiasts; whether a novice or a pro. WorldNews is extremely customizable and lets you alter things with minimal hassle.
Sensational is a SEO optimized and responsive WordPress theme that has the potential to transform your average looking website into an absolute stunner. It can make your sports magazine website really shine.
SportsBlog is a classic theme built for the sports niche. It has all the things in the right place and each of its elements has been crafted with acute attention to detail.
Launched by Rocket Theme, Ionosphere is an incredibly versatile theme that places the artist’s palette in your hands and gives you all the freedom to do things the way you desire. Its rich visual elements, ranging from the bar indicators throughout the design to the bolded, gradient borders are a treat to the eyes.
The $40 Sportica theme is a responsive, simple styled, neat and clean WordPress theme designed for sports news/editorial/magazine websites. A product of ThemeForest, the theme is really a rocking choice.
Neuton is a mobile-friendly theme and comes with lots of options to tailor things as per your needs and requirements. Its USP is the Trending Topic algorithm that promotes your most discussed topics.
Featuring 6 styles, a video slideshow on the homepage and lots of other cool features, LitePress is a theme that is simple yet powerful. It is also responsive which means you can be sure that your website is accessible to all your visitors from any device.
This theme, from MojoThemes, is suitable for clubs, little leagues, youth, adult, or school sports teams that want a custom website. It is loaded with all the necessary features and customization options that you need to score the victorious goal.
HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery techniques have been used in creating News Time, a magazine WordPress theme with a light fast loading code, completely responsive layout and easy usage.
Sport and Grunge
Sports like skateboarding and surfing will find a fitting partner for the Sport & Grunge them. Developed by ThemeForest and available for $55.
Magazine Explorer has Its tons of unique widgets, custom features and a mobile-ready design make this premium-quality theme worth a try.
Clock is a modern and responsive theme from MyThemeShop priced at $35. It will keep your readers engaged with your site and they will love to explore all the updates and articles.
A fabulous theme from MyThemeShop priced at $35, FrontPage is a fully responsive WordPress theme that can function as a sexy sports magazine. It gives you all the tools to tailor things according to your taste.
NewsTube is a beautiful news & magazine WordPress theme which is fit for sports, health, gaming or any kind of news site.
Resolution is a professional multipurpose WordPress theme which comes packed with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. It is a nice choice for your sports e-zine as it is also equipped with alluring aesthetics and lovely features.
With News 2 you can deliver all kinds of content; be it audio, video, text or just about anything in a clean and crisp manner. The theme is a perfect choice for a magazine site as it can carry loads of content in an easy-to-read format.
Reach out to your sports fans and lovers with UltraFire, a cool sports magazine theme developed by ColorTheme. It has a powerful options panel which provides tons of options to manage and modify any aspect of the theme. It is well suited for both beginners with no coding knowledge and developers.
Atomyx is a professional theme with fully responsive design that has been developed by MojoThemes and comes at the price of $49. Released on 7 April, 2014; the theme carries all the contemporary and coveted features.
Here is a rocking sports theme developed by the folks at Magazine3. SportsMag is a storehouse of advanced features and cool customization options that let you create a magazine site where sports fans would love to spend their time.
Possessing multiple post/page layout options, multi shortcodes, buttons and other design elements; Zoombi is a responsive and feature-rich magazine theme. It has a clean, creative and professional design that would easily create a sexy sports site.
Magma is a great and modern looking magazine WordPress theme that will make your site look more professional, contemporary and engaging to every reader.
Momentum gets installed with a single click and then you can get going with your sports magazine site like a pro. It is a clean, modern and responsive magazine WordPress theme possessing 3 built-in minimalist layouts and easy to style structure.
The $69 Adventure from Organic Themes features a full width featured slideshow, biography section for your social media links and other information, Google maps widgets and lots more. Through it, you can easily write about adventure sports.
Created on 20 February, 2014; Warwick is a unique, responsive, feature-rich magazine WordPress theme from ThemeForest. It carries all the modern features and has got the ability to create a stunning sports magazine for you in minutes.
If you have a sporting venue that sees lots of activity from sports buffs then you can promote it with Energy. This is a business theme loaded with all the fabulous features that you can use to build a brilliant site.
Packed with cool features and some true eye candy- Frequency has an cool full screen parallax background and lots of other attractive design attributes.
Fully responsive and easy to navigate, Observer is a theme that you would love to explore. Released in 2014 and developed by MojoThemes, this $49 theme is lightweight, flexible, SEO optimized and lots more.
Cerulean gives a vibrant visual experience and awesome functionality for the price of $49.
Here is a sexy and latest theme from ThemeForest known as Sportsline. Priced at $40 and possessing a stunning, professional design; the theme is filled with all the features that you need to sail smooth in the competitive sports arena.
Created on 12 March, 2014; Novelty is a premium magazine WordPress theme with bold, modern, responsive design and lots of great features to power your news or content sharing website.
Get a popular layout for your sports site with Pinstagram which is a Pinterest-inspired WordPress theme that features the trademark grid layout with multiple post sizes and long list of posts. Valued at $35, this MyThemeShop product is really a stunner.