Still using free WordPress themes…. Urgh! It’s time to change now. 🙂
Agree that there are a lot of free themes in the market, but those are just the entry level themes to get you started. You need to burn a little cash from your pocket to choose the right themes or frameworks. In this article, I am going to discuss about some of the versatile AdSense ready WordPress themes that you can safely purchase and the one click installation will help you setup the theme in just an hour. Before we take a deep dive into these AdSense ready and speed optimized themes, let us re-think why we premium themes are a better idea than free themes.
Why Should we use Premium WordPress Themes?
Optimized for Speed: This is one of the single most important factor which you should take into consideration while building a theme if you a substantial percentage of your traffic is from mobile devices. Premium WordPress themes are designed in a manner that the load time is ultra-fast, making the content, scripts load faster. This also results in faster loading time of ad units, and is one of the most important factor for revenue uplift. If an ad unit is called early, it will be delivered early, and as the user scroll, the active viewable view rate will increase, since the ad unit is already loaded when the user starts scrolling your site. Result- more clicks, more earnings. Also, page speed is a serious mobile search engine ranking factor.
Features: A lot of premium themes have in-built features and functionality. These features actually help in increasing the page views on the site, increase social share and let users interact with your site in a better manner. The outcome is, average revenue per session increases, and you see a surge in traffic as well.
Elegance and Premium Feel: Visitors coming to your site realize the authority of the site in terms of content, design and navigation. Premium themes provide far richer UI/UX experience to your users than normal themes do and this is one of the primary reasons for publishers switching to premium themes. Overall, in the long run, your quality of incoming visits also become far better and refined.
SEO and Ranking Factors: Most premium theme markers take the extra effort of make the SEO ready. These themes have additional meta tags and snippets which can help your blog posts index faster than normal themes. Also, structurally, their code is in compliance and adhere to search engine visibility rules.
Also, depending upon the niche, a lot of themes are quite appropriate in terms of overall look n feel, and also the features.
Now that we have re-thinked the reasons why we need premium AdSense ready WordPress themes, let us dive into the various themes and discuss about their pros and cons.
Our Top AdSense Ready WordPress Themes List
#1. Sahifa Magazine Theme
With more than 22,000 sales, Sahifa is one of the most popular Magazine WordPress themes in the Themeforest directory, and also the most rated and purchase magazine theme. Sahifa is used by a number of bloggers across the globe.
The theme offers a lot of customizations and you can check a standard post page here.
Recommend for: I would recommend Sahifa if you’re willing to run a technology or news site with multiple categories where content is the prime focus.
- Require sleek design and formatting with customized sidebar options
- Require to host e-commerce modules in near future.
- Require an AdSense ready theme
Sahifa is a clean, modern, user friendly, fast-loading, customizable, flexible, functional and fully responsive WordPress News theme.
#2. Newspaper Version 7
Newspaper has quickly become of the fastest selling magazine WordPress themes of all times. In a span of years, it has crossed Sahifa, and has almost 30,000 sales. The theme comes with a bunch of skins/demo content which can be downloaded by just a click. Newspaper 7 is a major update and a significant amount of time and resource was spent to design it. One of the most important update is the mobile version of the theme is made ultra-fast and it has an app like menu.
Newspaper theme can be recommended for almost any type of site be it news, food, tech, relationships, lifestyle, etc. Even you can use this theme to build blogs for your clients. What is particularly interesting about the theme is the overall setup is extremely easy and doesn’t take much of time.
Changing your current theme to Newspaper can actually speed up your site, increase the page views and thus the overall revenue.
Newspaper is a WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. The theme provides unlimited possibilities
#3. Newsmag- News Magazine Newspaper
Newsmag is also developed by tagDiv (the creators of Newspaper) and thus the theme is equally robust in terms of speed, quality and features. However, there is one marked difference between Newspaper theme and Newsmag theme. The Newspaper theme takes the entire width of the desktop whereas the Newsmag theme takes a lesser width. This makes the Newsmag theme more compact. Apart from that, there are some differences in the basic layout of the theme. Mostly the differences are UI/UX, but the architecture remains the same. So, if you’re someone who loves a sleek design and not a fan of widescreen layout, Newsmag can be the best choice for you. In fact, I use Newsmag on some of my blogs. Newsmag is also an AdSense ready WordPress theme where you can simply plug-in the ad codes and it will start showing up.
The Newsmag template is excellent for a news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site.
Interactive is an AdSense ready magazine theme from Mythemeshop. Mythemeshop is known to produce themes that loads blazing fast and is SEO ready. Their Socially Viral theme has been one of most popular viral themes ever created with minimal designs and features.
If speed is all that you’re concerned about, then look nowhere other than Mythemeshop. Interactive is a great and professional theme if you’re looking to start new sites. The overall look and layout is similar to quite a lot of popular news media.
Interactive is an eye-catching and highly professional blog theme that is perfect for webmasters with lots of content.
#5. Newspaper-Beautiful Content Oriented WordPress Theme
Newspaper from Mythemeshop is another swift and responsive theme that looks elegant on a number of devices. This is another AdSense ready theme that can be customized to fit a number of niches like food, video, travel, viral etc.
NewsPaper is a beautiful and elegant WordPress theme built for content-rich sites. With trending and latest sort features, media rich features, and multiple post layouts,
#6. Redwood- A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme
Redwood is a minimal design theme perfect for personal or photo blogs. While the theme is not very apt for news sites or viral sites. Yet I am keeping Redwood in the list primarily because of the design elegance.
A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme by SoloPine on ThemeForest.
#7.Voice- Clean News WordPress Theme
Voice is one of the best rate WordPress themes in the Themeforest marketplace. Voice is also one of the lastest growing theme which offers some interesting customization. If your business model is based on arbitrage, Voice can be a very appropriate theme. The design is responsive, loads faster and has provisions for 970×250, 600×300 high performing ad units. Also, you can easily create slideshow type articles with Voice theme which can overall increase the revenue per session.
Voice is a responsive WordPress magazine/blog theme created with news/magazine/editorial websites in mind.
#8. REHub- MultiPurpose WordPress Theme
Blognife runs on Rehub theme. Rehub is one of the most flexible and hybrid theme that I ever encountered. The theme is perfectly appropriate for review sites- gadget reviews, mobile reviews, product reviews, software reviews, etc. It has some strong in-built functionalities and short codes that can further extend theme’s capabilities. It has features that allow you to compare products, make a list of top reviews, let the user rate a product and much more. It comes with the Content Egg plugin that makes importing product SKUs from Amazon and other sites much easier. Overall, an extremely versatile theme. You can always purchase this theme and use it for later purpose. Take a cup of coffee, and sit for an hour to go through the demo site here and explore the possibilities of the theme.
REHub – Hybrid wordpress template with enhanced affiliate, coupon, directory functions + ECWID + WOOCOMMERCE EXTENDED + Multivendor and user submit + EasyDigitalDownload + BBPress + Content EGG + Affiliate links builder support
#9. Hot Topix- Modern Magazine Theme
Hot Topix is a perfect theme especially if you earn from link units. This theme is minimal and extremely sleek in design. I would recommend HotTopix for technology blogs where the ads are highly targeted with high CPC. Overall, the theme is appropriate for those sites which require a detailed reading of the content and not a skim-through.
But do note that this theme has very limited number of features in terms of design and aesthetics. So, I wouldn’t recommend this particular theme if you’re looking to use it for multiple blogs and niches. For that, Newspaper theme would be the best bargain.
Hot Topix is the complete makeover for your WordPress magazine site!
These premium AdSense ready themes can not only help you make more money but also give your site a premium look. Hope this article helps in letting you choose the right theme for your blog/site…