We recently updated our WordPress magazine theme Domino Magazine, adding in a new layout, new colour schemes and some of the most-requested features from our customers. The updated theme now reflects the latest trends in WordPress magazine themes, which begs the question: how have trends in magazine themes changed since they first appeared roughly a decade ago? We’ve dug into our archives to find out how the WordPress magazine themes has evolved in the last decade – and looked at some of the most innovative trend-setting magazine sites around to see where things are going next. Let’s start with the very beginning: the very first WordPress magazine themes. Magazine themes were the evolution of simple blogging themes Magazine themes first evolved out of a desire to evolve the blog layout from a simple offering of blog posts listed in reverse-chronological order to something which would display a lot more posts on the homepage, letting the visitor choose what they wanted to read from a selection of stories in different categories. The “magazine style” monicker was coined to describe the rough similarity to a magazine’s contents page. A lot of themes
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