For years bloggers have looked to Mashable.com for inspiration on how to run a successful magazine/news website. Over the years we have seen the mashable style social subscription widget for WordPress and more recently the Mashable share bar. I hope you see my point there were a few old templates that was similar to their site but the one I will present to you is their new 2016 design.
The layout of the site is one we have seen time and time again from the likes of Buzzfeed, upworthy, viral nova and others.
This then adds to the case study that base grid layout are excellent for users engagement and to help increase pageviews.
Since starting this blog I have had a few request to create a post advising readers on where they can find the best mashable clone WordPress theme. So we will be rounding up all the best mashable style themes that’s currently out there.
That being said we can see why many users have asked us to recommend themes similar to Mashable. So without further ado lets have a look at my findings.
Mashmag WordPress Theme
Another excellently crafted theme by the guys at 99theme currently the leading developer specialise in creating templates like this. Straight out the box you get four different colour scheme to choose from to help you stamp your own brand identity. As you would expect wth most modern theme, it’s responsive and works seamlessly across desktops, tablets and mobile devices.
There’s numerous advertisement placements to help you earn from Gooogle Adsense or banner ads.
The theme is pretty easy to setup because there is no complicated hoops for you to jump through.
WP MashThirteen Pro
This theme is the closest resemblance to mashable.com we could find which looks good and is also 100% responsive. With this theme you will not go wrong and it offers all the basics like custom logo, ad spaces plus browser support compatible.
Mashthirteen WP Theme
This theme is 100% responsive however it does look very basic and some what amateurish. Saying all this you will be pleased to find out this theme is absolutely free!
Bayside – Responsive WordPress Theme
This theme is very similar to mashable but also offers a unique take on the design. Bayside is the most feature rich of all the themes mentioned with features like Unlimited Color Schemes and an Infinite Scrolling.
I would personally recommend WP MashThirteen Pro if you want a theme that looks the most similar design wise.