15+ Magazine / News Themes Built In StudioPress’ Genesis Framework (All Are Mobile Responsive, HTML5, Lightweight)

Genesis Magazine News Themes

These magazine / news themes are built in the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.

All 15 of them are mobile responsive + HTML5 and 14/15 are from StudioPress recommended developers (except Zigzagpress which is #13). I included sample websites, setup instructions, pricing, and other helpful resources in each of the theme’s description.

To help you more easily find a theme, I included multiple Genesis theme stores and a list of ‘theme types’ if you’re looking for WooCommerce, parallax, or another specific type of Genesis theme. You can use StudioPress’ Genesis installation instructions, plugins, and tutorials to get started. If you purchase a theme from StudioPress the Genesis Framework is included with your theme, otherwise you will need to buy it separately from StudioPress.

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1. Magazine Pro

Magazine Genesis Theme

Magazine Pro is featured on StudioPress so you know the coding quality is top notch. It’s lightweight, flexible, and features 3 homepage widget areas. Comes with 4 color styles, 6 layout options, page templates, a theme customizer, custom header and theme options. Includes setup instructions and there’s also a homepage customization Youtube tutorial which is specifically for Magazine Pro. Plenty of documentation to help you get started.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW MAGAZINE PRO

 

 

2. News Pro

News Pro Genesis Theme

StudioPress’ News Pro is a lightweight, highly customizable theme for news or magazine websites. It includes 6 layout options, 5 color styles, multiple page templates, and theme options. This is another popular StudioPress theme that has been around for many years.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW NEWS PRO

 

 

3. Metro Pro

Metro Genesis Theme

Metro Pro is a Genesis magazine theme with 5 colors styles and 6 layout options. It’s similar to News Pro and Magazine Pro but has a slightly different design. Metro Pro also has a YouTube video tutorial with 10,000+ views that shows you exactly how to setup your site.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW METRO PRO

 

 

4. Eleven40 Pro

Eleven40 Pro WordPress Theme

Eleven40 Pro is one of the nicest blog themes built in the Genesis Framework which can be used for a magazine or news website. It’s simple design makes it easy to organize your content in the most efficient way possible. I have used Eleven40 Pro for multiple websites and it’s honestly one of my favorite themes to work with. It’s simple and super flexible. Here is an Eleven40 Pro YouTube video review if you want to take a look at the options you have.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW ELEVEN40 PRO

 

 

5. Foodie Pro

Foodie WordPress Child Theme

Foodie Pro is a little more pricey but is worth it if you want a state of the art blog (doesn’t have to be a food blog). Includes 3 color options, optional ad space, a widgetized homepage, and everything you need to build a beautiful, SEO-friendly blog in WordPress and Genesis. Minimalistic Baker has an entire Youtube tutorial series dedicated to setting up Foodie Pro.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW FOODIE PRO

 

 

6. Brunch Pro

brunch-pro-genesis-theme

Brunch Pro is Foodie’s sister theme and features 3 images on the homepage. The navigation menu is on top, other than those features it’s very similar to Foodie. Brunch comes with 8 layouts and many of the features Foodie has. Pull them up side-by-side and do a comparison. Here’s a Youtube tutorial on Brunch Pro (well, more of an overview of the general features).

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Genesis Included)

VIEW BRUNCH PRO

 

 

7. Navigation Pro

navigation pro

Navigation Pro comes packed with bold colors and typography so you can stand out from the crowd. It also has custom content blocks, a built-in pricing page, and is WooCommerce compatible so you can set up shop to complement your breaking news.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $129.95 (Genesis Included)
  • Theme Details
  • Setup Instructions: None Yet
  • Examples: none (let me know if you’ve used this theme and I will list your site)

VIEW NAVIGATION PRO

 

 

8. Milan Pro

milan pro

Milan Pro is a trendy magazine styled Genesis theme that packs a powerful visual punch. It comes accessibility ready, so you can reach your entire target audience. And thanks to features like the custom header, translation capability, and multiple widget areas, you can build a stand out magazine or news site.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)
  • Theme Details
  • Setup Instructions: None Yet
  • Examples: none (let me know if you’ve used this theme and I will list your site)

VIEW MILAN PRO

 

 

9. Lifestyle Pro

lifestyle pro

Lifestyle Pro is another exceptional StudioPress theme that allows your content to shine. Add written text, images, and even video content to share breaking news with people. Not to mention, this theme comes WooCommerce ready, complete with a built-in landing page.

  • StudioPress
  • @studiopress
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $99.95 (Genesis Included)
  • Theme Details
  • Setup Instructions: None Yet
  • Examples: none (let me know if you’ve used this theme and I will list your site)

VIEW LIFESTYLE PRO

 

 

10. Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro

Modern Blogger Pro was developed by Pretty Darn Cute Design who creates feminine Genesis themes, many of which can be used for a magazine site. Modern Blogger Pro was originally featured on StudioPress but can still be purchased on PDCD’s website. It’s pre-styled for WooCommerce but you don’t have to use WooCommerce if you don’t want to.

  • Pretty Darn Cute Design
  • StudioPress Recommended? Yes
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW MODERN BLOGGER PRO

 

 

11. Pretty Chic

Pretty Chic eCommerce Theme

Pretty Chic was developed by Pretty Darn Cute Design and has optional WooCommerce functionality. This magazine-style theme comes with a sticky header/navigation, optional fullwidth ad widget, 1-3 navigation menus, and is retina-ready. PDCD is also a recommended Genesis developer listed on StudioPress’ website so you know they (Lindsey) is reliable.

VIEW PRETTY CHIC

 

 

12. Pretty Sweet

pretty sweet

Pretty Sweet is a simple theme that makes organizing your content a cinch. There’s ample room for ad space, eCommerce functionality, an optional sidebar, and even after post widget areas for boosting conversions.

VIEW PRETTY SWEET

 

 

13. Glam

glam genesis theme

Glam was developed by Lauren from Restored 316 Designs who is also a recommended Genesis developer. She has 16+ feminine WooCommerce themes in her theme store, though they don’t have to be feminine, and they don’t have to be WooCommerce either. You can easily change the styling to match your brand and content. All Lauren’s themes come with setup instructions and she offers theme installation / branding services if needed (it’s always nice when the developers does this). If you haven’t checked out her store, I would do so.

VIEW GLAM

 

 

14. Darling

darling

Darling is a WooCommerce ready magazine / news theme that has a flexible homepage for versatile styling of your site. Highlight your content in any way you want using the widget sections, change the color schemes to match your brand, and trust it will display seamlessly on all devices.

VIEW DARLING

 

 

15. Xplorer

Xplorer Genesis Theme

Zigzagpress is not a recommended Genesis developer of StudioPress, but I have used their themes for multiple sites and they are very easy to work as you can read in my Zigzagpress review. Super clean, and most come with shortcodes for easier theme customization. Other than their themes can sometimes have types, I have no complaints. While I haven’t used the Xplorer theme, I have used Drone, Zen, Prestige, and Mindfulness. All were great to work with and successfully built great websites with them. Would definitely check out Zigagpress.

  • Zigzagpress
  • Not StudioPress Recommended
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 + Genesis Framework

VIEW XPLORER

 

 

16. Dulcis

dulcis

Dulcis is a clean and modern magazine theme that’s best suited for lifestyle and fashion sites. Unlimited domain usage, SEO optimization, and responsive design make this theme one of the top StudioPress news themes in the market.

  • Zigzagpress
  • Not StudioPress Recommended
  • Mobile Responsive + HTML5
  • $49 (Genesis Not Included)

VIEW DULCIS

 

 

17. Joshua

joshua-travel-theme

Rebecca Gill from Web Savvy Marketing has a collection of Genesis themes specifically designed for different industries – the Joshua travel theme is just 1 of them. It’s more of a compact layout than most Genesis themes and is translation ready. While Web Savvy recently discontinued many of their themes, Joshua remains available on this theme store.

VIEW JOSHUA

 

Which Genesis magazine theme did you like the best? I’m always looking to improve these lists so if you have any feedback (or you need help choosing a theme), leave me a comment. And if you found this list helpful, please share. Thanks ahead of time – I appreciate it.

Cheers!

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