Free wordpress theme for news or magazine blog

Just giving everyone a heads up on a free wordpress theme called SnapWire , the first free theme by Gabfire for the WordPress community. The theme used for was purchased from GabFire. I really like the professional look which reminds me of the more popular online news sites. I didn’t know that Manila Times and uses the same theme though. (just so you know, I didn’t copy Manila Times)

View Live demo here or grab it here.

This theme has a sleek layout that can be used as a newspaper site, or condensed for your personal blog. With 9 separate content areas on the home page, it will give you more than enough real estate to showcase your best posts across various categories.

Other features

Built on HTML5
SnapWire is a semantic, HTML5 theme built using the latest coding standards.

Advertisement Module – Category Based Ads
The theme includes an advertisement module along with a “category based ad” option. With this module you can display different ads for each categories.

Fully Controllable Sliders
With the various options in the theme control panel, you can disable sliders, enable/disable auto rotation, set number of posts and many other options.

Media Gallery Template
On the theme control panel, define which category or categories to be displayed in the media gallery mode using our nicely designed media gallery template.


Latest WordPress Compatible
All our themes are compatible with the latest version of WordPress as well as with the vast majority of browsers in use today. These include Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.

Custom Media Module
The custom Gabfire Media Module doesn’t only let you only to have auto resized thumbnails but also it will allow you to display a FLV video hosted on your server or to embed a flash video to your posts.

Multiple Color Schemes
All our themes are packed with at least 5 different color schemes where the switch between different colors are offered just as a matter of click on theme control panel

Advanced Theme Control Panel
How about to have all theme options controlled via admin dashboard. All our themes comes with an impressive backend that gives control over all theme options and takes away the headaches of editing code.

SEO Optimized
All our themes inlcudes built-in options and optimized for SEO to increase your rank on search engine results.

WordPress Multi Site Compatible
With support to Multi Site option of WordPress we give you ability to start your own network with in minutes.

Snapwire is a free theme but it does not include any support. I can help you out if you need any assistance.