Appliance

free WordPress themes - Appliance
Minimalist panels allow you to showcase posts visually rather than in a list

Appliance is a super-clean and minimalist theme that presents posts in a series of panels across the page instead of as a simple list. It’s very code-light, making it quick to load, and has a pleasingly clean look that’s ideal for magazine-style content where each post will feature a strong image.

Zenith

Free WordPress themes - Zenith
Zenith features a beautiful magazine-style layout that’s responsive

Zenith is a responsive theme with a rich, magazine-style layout that features space for large images. The theme has built-in support for Gravity Forms, and ships with multiple layout options, as well as support for custom templates and menus.

Noteworthy

Free WordPress themes - Noteworthy
Noteworthy features a bold palette and layout that happy showcasing content

Noteworthy is a bold theme that, according to its author, is modelled on the USA Today website. The colour scheme is modern and clean, while bordering on brash, but the stand-out feature of this theme is the showcase area for the most recent post.