If you have a website that publishes a lot of content, say over 5 articles in a day, or has numerous short news bulletin type articles, go for an Adsense ready WordPress News theme for your website. News themes have been around for decades, but preferably opt in for newer themes that are responsive and/or AMP supported. You want themes that optimize the probability of users engaging with your content as well as with Adsense traffic on your website. By ‘engaging’, we mean users actively reading the content and also tweeting or sharing the page. You also want themes without too many fancy magazine-like stuff like carousels, or the flexibility to choose multiple layouts and features.
Check out the best Adsense ready WordPress News themes of 2018.
Newspaper has been the only WordPress News theme since 2013 that has never gone out of style. The latest 8.7 version boasts of eight new professionally designed demos, custom typography, Flex Block and built-in plugins for AMP support and newsletter subscriptions. It is high resolution theme with PHP, CSS and JS support, and is compatible with all major browsers. It supports BuddyPress, WooCommerce, bbPress, AMP and Google Adsense, and is retina ready. The layout is responsive and the theme supports a rating system for articles.
With a whopping 61000+ sales on ThemeForest and complete support by tagDiv, Newspaper is a clear winner in the Adsense ready WordPress news themes category, and it comes with an investment of $59 for a regular license.
RedMag is an Adsense optimized entertainment-style WordPpess news theme consisting of hotspots for ads. The theme is fully responsive, which means that the content and the ads display correctly, as per the device size and orientation. The striking aspects about this theme are its retina ready graphics and video playlists. The theme is visually so appealing that we wouldn’t be surprised if someone told us that the theme makers might have consulted a bunch of visual neuroscientists! Red buttons and labels, clean strategic layouts, built-in custom widgets to display pages as per most views, most popular, hot videos, trending articles, etc. are the highlights of this theme. The theme also supports RTL so you can host content in a variety of languages.
For a one-time regular license of $49, you’d get free lifetime support and updates. What are you waiting for?
Jannah News is a popular AMP supported, Adsense ready, BuddyPress ready WordPress theme with lifetime free updates for a regular license of $59. The Jannah 2 version has seven new block head styles and ‘send web notifications’ feature. The theme also lets you highlight your best stuff–make it sticky or use a different color scheme. Sticky videos, weather widget, strategic Adsense ad placements including custom ability to place ads after ‘x’ number of posts are other salient features of Jannah. You have immense flexibility with Jannah – there are unlimited footer styles, 40+ fully customizable block layouts, 15+ slider layouts, and touch-optimization as well.
The theme is fully responsive for ads and content, and the graphics are retina ready. You also might have figured from the regional name that Jannah supports RTL, especially typography and fonts from the Middle East. If you’re using an old WordPress theme, Jannah might let you migrate all your posts, pages, categories, custom data and shortcodes without any data loss. However, it’s best to involve their support team before starting the migration process.
This $59 theme from ThemeForest is one of the most functional multipurpose WordPress themes specialized for news mag. The best feature of the theme is ‘flipping magazine page layout’ (see image below). The theme comes with many useful plugins integrated–WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress, Ad Rotate, MailPoet Newsletters, and many more. The theme is retina ready, responsive and allows multiple layouts in one page. The newly improved Visual Composer allows complete control and can create combinatorial layouts in a short time. The theme is also RTL and translation ready, and has unlimited sidebars and colors. Customization options are numerous – one can integrate custom shortcodes, CSS codes, JS codes and custom backgrounds and make custom slides with the LayerSlider plugin editor. The icing on the cake is the Google Rich snippets and authorship support.
NewsTimes may not have the range of eclectic features like the first four themes, but for $19, it’s a great steal. This theme from MyThemeShop is fully responsive to ads and content. The theme is written in custom CSS3 and HTML5. It also supports user customized CSS3 scripts. With unlimited sidebars, extensive typography and RTL support, users can customize the theme to their taste. It also has an off-canvas menu which is applicable only when the website/theme is viewed on mobile. The theme is fast to load; has infinite scrolling and supports shortcodes. There are several placements for advertisements.
News365 is a decent ThemeForest News mag theme for $39. It is fully responsive and is Google Adsense ready. There are three versions of the theme you can choose for download: WordPress version, PHP version and HTML version. News365 PHP version 4.0 and News356 HTML template have 20+ ad placements. The WordPress version, however, has the complete range of News365 features, including Visual Composer, LTR and RTL support and one-click demo install. The theme is compatible with major browsers. The theme has five options for home screen layout and three options for archive layouts, and those are pretty good if you ask us.
Goliath is a gigantic ad optimised WordPress news theme that comes for a sale price of $62. The theme page mentions that you get a bundle value worth $92, but unless you are into serious news business, like the New York Times or The Herald, you wouldn’t really need all the techie features offered by the site. Nevertheless, it is a terrific theme. Along with Google Adsense ads, the theme also supports iframe or regular image banners. The custom Mega Menu plugin is the key expensive feature included in the cost of the theme, and it lets the user drag and drop elements as well as customize layouts.
It has all the features of the previously described themes (so we won’t be repeating ourselves here) and also some extra ones: Auto ‘HOT’ article labeller, smart sidebar that uses up the extra white space, unique active particle parallax background to make the background come alive, etc.
Which of these Adsense ready WordPress themes would you choose for your website? While you are at it, do give our other article a read: Best Adsense Ready Multipurpose WordPress themes. We’d like to leave you with a tip for the day: always go for recently updated themes, because that way you’d get the maximum possible support for your site and also the latest updates.