Themes for WordPress which are well suited to start a game magazine similar to GameSpot, ign, gametrailers etc will be the topic of interest today for us. A gaming channel must be well accessible from homepage to interior pages to get ranked in Google. Best interior linking will lead to better user experience which in turn increase your total pageviews keeping similar topics, reviews to gain much more audience.
Gaming Industry is very popular and can be right place for bloggers who are able to write interesting reviews of newly released games to get potential gaming enthusiasts. Some times you may have to go beyond many others in the industry from the get go to establish yourself very fast. Free wordpress game themes here are very limited and i would suggest to use it if you are doing game reviews on a minor scale and just for personal reasons, interests. Proper internal links, theme support are provided with premium themes which we have list today for the gaming channel.
Also take a look at our previous articles on magazine themes which might interest you or which are related to games.
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Why get premium themes anyway ? You can clearly see in my review of each theme how premium themes have implemented their features. The free themes seems to be too hollow as it only seems to give a classic blog style to the website theme which is not enough for most of us. Building rich game website is a tedious task which the premium themes lighten up.
So who are the audience ? New to gaming and stuff ? What does game blogging has to offer ? Is there any way to beat the competitions like IGN, GAMESPOT etc ? What are the chances as you must have heard never to start a game blog?
Well check this channel of theradbrad, he links to a external website in about page as well where he sells t-shirts for his fans. Yes that is correct, the chances of making profit from game blogging is not by writing about game if you are a startup. Building a fanbase is the one of the ways which is possible through video walkthrough and video reviews with the youtube channel. You can see the audience to the channel is clearly the gamers and even regular youtubers. The website you build will be a base for your fans and their requirements. You can organize game events, new game video releases etc…
CrystalSkull – Gaming Magazine WordPress Theme
Safir – A WordPress Blog Theme
Youplay – Gaming WordPress Template
A brilliant piece of work which feels like a game itself with its dark shady backgrounds and totally unique blend of design elements. The theme is fully blog supported meaning you are not building annoying pages rather posts and products which inturn makes up the homepage of the website. Extra features like multiple blog layouts and post layouts adds up to the uniqueness which seems to be shallow in modern day themes. The theme is sectioned well with ratings, social icons, sidebar widgets and responsive in design.
But there is a page builder option for those who are still into building pages other than the predefined layouts provided by the theme. With the help visual composer creating pages doesn’t seem to be too much of a hassle. The slider used for this wordpress theme shows some unique blend of image and call to action.
GamePlanet – Free WordPress Game Theme
Update your daily reviews of games with this free wordpress game theme developed by flexithemes. The theme is seo optimized and compatible with latest version of WordPress. Code is organized for easy editing of homepage layouts as you want it with responsive design. Similar to a minecraft website theme this theme can serve you to sell services as well.
HungryOrks – Free WordPress Theme
An impressive self designed slider and navigation menu for the theme will attract everyone’s attention. Get this free theme today for your game blog.
Blackfyre – Create Your Own Gaming Community
Indulge in massive clan wars by creating game clans with this premium WordPress game theme. Using visual composer build clan pages with a simple drag and drop then you can organize game events, create matches, add members to your clan pages etc. The basic setup goes like this, once a clan page is set for a team, registered users get the function to request to join the clan. There are options to grant permissions to users who can manage, create new matches and even make new teams.
The theme is responsive even though this may not be that useful for a mobile device unless this is used for mobile video games. This theme might take a while to get used to but once mustered it will be a hell of a value to your gaming community. Involve in modern day games like counter strike, titanfall, warcraft and even minecraft, board and online games where there is a requirement for community and friends. Buddypress plugin will be essential to keep a buddy list for this website and is required by default.
Games Zone – Gaming WordPress Theme
What makes this theme unique among others is, it is built with the help of custom post types and thus it lets you assign content to different sections and categories. You can import demo content to start off but the concept is pretty start forward. Oh the documentation provided by themefuse is shit as their review page seems to have more details than the doc itself which is kind of a shame.
The theme uses a concept similar to gamespot, ign, gametrailers websites. Reviews, latest news, guides, gallery and videos can be assigned to a game under its post settings. In simple words first create game post/page by adding a header image, developer, published details, later you can create content under (reviews, gallery etc) which can be assigned to that particular game. Released this year 2015, Games zone is a perfect gaming theme to create tons of post updates and display them in visually appealing layout. The most demanding features are already available like responsive design, retina ready theme, mega menu for brilliant show of navigation menu, events calendar which lists upcoming game events.
SevenMag is an awesome WordPress theme that created on design flat, modern and elegant. It’s ideal for Gamers, News, Magazine, Ad, Review and blogging websites. Powerful Page Builder and Advanced theme options.
Game Addict – Clan War Gaming Theme
Game Addict is a theme for clans and gaming. It allows you to can create and manage clan wars including different maps, teams and games. Check out all the amazing options.
Oblivion – The Ultimate Multi-Purpose Gaming Theme
Oblivion is the ultimate gaming theme. Created using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques, it allows you to create awesome review sites or portfolios for your games.
Orizon – The Gaming Template WP version
Orizon – The Gaming WP Template is a theme for gaming, news and entertainment content. Created using the latest CSS3, it gives you the possibility of creating a sleek, eye-catching online magazine, blog, gaming or personal project site.
LeetPress – A Gaming WordPress Theme
LeetPress is a WordPress gaming theme with all the features you need to create a great gaming site, such as reviews, videos and screenshots. You can take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to create reviews. LeetPress also comes with 7 other help videos that will guide you through the theme.
Conduit: Responsive WordPress Theme
Conduit is a rad new WordPress theme from elite author Matt Brett. It comes packed with two styles; each with light and dark variants, 2x images for devices with high resolution displays, a responsive design; optimized for tablets and phones, built-in reviews functionality, backwards compatibility with Matt’s most popular themes, and loads more!
Gameleon – WordPress Arcade Theme
Gameleon is a Premium WordPress Theme For Online Games.
MediaEdge – Multi-Purpose News Media Theme
An amazing multi platform gaming new themes for wordpress.
Made – Responsive Review/Magazine Theme
A review website suited for game, movie industry.
Score: Review WordPress & BuddyPress Theme
Score is a clean and modern WordPress and BuddyPress theme that is ideal for any review site. And if you want to get to know Score a little better, the theme comes with detailed documentation and top-notch free support.
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Mazaya Responsive WordPress News, Magazine Theme
Mazaya is a powerful responsive and multipurpose WordPress theme, perfect for news or magazine, blog website and many more!. It’s super flexible, clean design (and code) packed with all the features you need to present yourself with style and professionalism.
Explicit – High Performance Review/Magazine Theme
NewsSetter – News WordPress Theme
This Magazine WordPress theme will be perfect for your technology reviews or gadget articles website. Oozing modern design, this Responsive theme is a pleasure to use and to look at.
Exquisite – Ultimate Newspaper Theme
Game News – Responsive Game Theme
This theme is dedicated to game lovers everywhere! If you are seeking a unique look for your website, look no further – use the Game News theme and make an impression. This latest product features native support for Responsive Web Design, making this already powerful WordPress theme even more special. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve even implemented new elements and icons in this theme.
A responsive game theme to impress your fans which goes by the name ‘Game’ is a new release by Gavik. This is a prime example of classic blog style with a detailed review system and no page builders. The navigation is a full page menu system on a white background so that visitors can get the detailed list. Categorize the sections to make theme show up on homepage in the correct order as you can set multiple categories to showup on each section of the page.
Overall the feel to this theme is a variety which lots of options to play around. Get the feel with this new theme for your gaming blog.