Content aggregation and content curation are two phrases that have been gaining popularity, and for good reason. They are not only great ways of setting up your own site, but they can also prove very useful to your readers, no matter what topic they are focused on.
If you want to set up your own content aggregator or curator, this post will guide you towards some of the best themes available (together with another great tool at the end).
1. Magazine Pro
Magazine Pro is a sleek and minimal theme, perfect for any aggregator website. Publish your imported feeds in versatile layouts and media-ready designs.
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Powered by Divi, the Extra theme is the ultimate magazine WordPress theme & visual page builder. Since this theme is based on Divi, you can easily use the drag and drop page builder to modify any of your pages in a matter of seconds – it’s completely customizable!
The Extra theme is fully responsive and offers a clean design for your aggregator website.
Show off your work with this easy to customize, fully featured, and responsive WordPress theme – BaySide.
When purchasing this theme, you will receive a detailed help file along with additional features such as infinite scroll and a drag and drop page builder.
If you’re looking for a clean and minimalistic theme for your aggregator website, then check out the Entrance theme.
This theme has a responsive layout, is also retina-ready, and can be easily customized using the drag and drop content builder. The theme has multiple blog layouts to choose from including small thumbnails, large thumbnails, grid, or masonry.
Divi is the smartest, most flexible theme in the Elegant Themes collection.
The main advantage of this theme is that you are allowed maximum creativity by being able to modify so many aspects of it. There’s also a number of pre-fabricated layouts for you to use.
Digiqole is a WordPress theme, perfect for beginners. It’s built using the Bootstrap4 framework and the Elementor page builder.
It comes with 19 unique demos and over 20 news blocks including News Tab, News Slider, News List, News Video block, News Carousel, etc. You can also make use of the theme’s Dark Mode.
The SmartMag theme is a beautifully designed and extremely flexible WordPress theme. Its easy-to-use design and high performance make it great for an aggregator website.
It comes with 14 unique designs and unlimited layout variations. When you buy the SmartMag theme, you’ll get access to all future demos & updates for free.
This theme has been around since 2014 and has powered over 25k websites. It is also continuously updated based on user feedback and research.
Gridlove is the final WordPress theme on our list. It comes with many predefined grid and masonry layouts and templates, ensuring that you can set up your site easily and quickly without any code required.
There are plenty of aggregator themes out there, each varying in style. You can put the focus on images with a masonry-style theme, or focus more on the content with a magazine or news styled one. It all depends on the main purpose of your site.
If you’re looking to create a news website of any sort, you might also be looking for a way of aggregating the content itself from various sources. Well, we have you covered there too.
Introducing you to the WP RSS Aggregator plugin. It’s a content aggregation and curation tool that works brilliantly to help you set up any such site. You can browse more ideas of how to implement this combination of plugin and theme via the use-cases page, and look at an example of what you can do with this combination on WP News Desk.
Have you used any other themes for content curation and aggregation websites? Let us know below!
What does the RSS aggregator look like in one of these themes or a similar theme? Does it show up with a picture and as much text as I want in categories, or does it just show up as two lines of text and a text link?
Hey James, if you use WP RSS Aggregator and it’s add-ons you can choose how much content to import and display on your site, including images within the content and featured images. Here are links to our website and demo site for you to check it out. The demo site also allows you to change theme if you want:
Thanks for sharing an amazing collection of WordPress themes. They look fresh and all of them have a different feel about them. I hate it when I see several themes that I fancy. It’s hard making the choice!
Is there any free themes for aggregator site?
You could use any free theme since WP RSS Aggregator is compatible with any theme really. On the other hand these paid themes have done the extra step that makes them recommendable, and in any case the cost for themes is very low nowadays.