Viral News and Content Sharing websites are huge at the moment, sites like Buzz Feed, UpWorthy, Viral Nova have been making headlines because of their astonishing growth rates and the large amount of traffic they generate from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The recipe for success with a Viral website is click-bait type titles for posts, content which is easy to digest – typically on mobile devices and then making that content easy to share via the use of social media buttons. If you own this type of website, you can quickly generate a lot of traffic and advertising revenue by utilizing the viral effect.

If you would like to find about creating this type of site, Glen at ViperChill posted a series of posts on how to create this type of website:

Viral Nova is a huge success story and you can purchase the exact theme they use, named Socially Viral by MyThemeShop.

Things to look for in a Viral News WordPress theme are featured images to illustrate the content of your article, they must be fast-loading – especially on mobile, they need prominent social sharing buttons, clear categorization of your content and they should let you create lists of popular / trending content. Check out or list of the Best Viral WordPress themes below and you too could be the creator of the next viral success story!

Socially Viral

SociallyViral is a beautifully designed WordPress theme that is built to be engaging, fast, and most importantly, boost viral traffic. With features to help increase social sharing, you’ll get more traffic from the web’s top social media websites and also boost your search engine rankings.


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Interactive is an eye-catching and highly professional blog theme that is perfect for webmasters with lots of content and who want to engage with their audience. Countless options make the theme perfectly customizable, while the powerful features give you more ways to interact with your visitors and to keep them coming back.


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WordX is a beautiful and professional theme for blogs and online magazines. This is the perfect theme for content-rich sites with HD images and will ensure that you’re able to compete with the very top players in your niche.


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NewsPaper is a beautiful and elegant WordPress theme built for content-rich sites. With trending and latest sort features, media rich features, and multiple post layouts, NewsPaper is perfect for blogs that post frequently across multiple categories to engage their readers.


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Video is a WordPress theme that is built for blogs that have media such as videos. With a like/dislike feature, watch later feature, playlist, low bounce rate, integration with YouTube for view counts, and all the features you expect from MyThemeShop such as search engine optimization, you need Video for your site.


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MagXP is the ultimate Magazine WordPress Theme. With 4 homepage layouts, and an options panel that lets you control the design, you can change the design from bright and clean to dark and minimal quickly.


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Cool is a modern, responsive WordPress theme that has an eye-catching design. Tons of options and fully customizable. This theme will impress visitors and is perfect for monetization. The plug-and-play solution for effective and stylish website creation.


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Entrepreneurship is a WordPress magazine theme with multiple layouts and features, several page templates, and features to help grow your site. Social media integration, speed and search optimization, and mega menu support let you build a large blog while not sacrificing any control or granularity.


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Viral Nova

ViralNova is a ViralNova clone template on WordPress. It comes with a responsive grid layout and infinite scrolling experience. Social Sharing buttons and 4 ad places are ready to help your monetize your website


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Mash Mag

The most comprehensive mashable clone available to buy online today.


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BuzFed is a clone template on WordPress, perfect for a magazine or other content based websites. It comes with a 100% responsive design, infinite scroll and beautiful layout.


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Bit News

If you are looking for a ready-made template for your content heavy web project, please consider Bit News as its rock-solid starting point.


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King News

Kingnews is a premium and features rich WordPress theme for magazines and newspapers. If you are in publishing business or just want to create eye catching news portal at minimal cost Kingnews theme is exactly what you need.


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Viral WP

Make your content goes viral on social media with this specially designed WordPress theme, we call it ViralWP


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Launch your very own viral site within hours just like BuzzFeed or PlayBuzz! Banzai is a premium viral WordPress theme that help you curate viral content easily.


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Bimber is a viral magazine theme, that lets you launch a fully functional viral site in no more than 24 hours. It comes with powerful sharing buttons; popular, hot, trending listings and multiple ad locations.


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Furious powerful WordPress theme for entertainment, it comes with powerful share buttons, option to allow page visitors or registered users to upload they own content.


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Bunchy is the first WordPress theme with open lists. This revolutionary feature allows community users to submit new content to already published posts and vote up for the best submission.


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Ready to build your buzzfeed-like website? Look no further. Doberman is a magazine / news / blog / viral theme for WordPress. All the features you need included. Have a look!


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Show off your content with this easy-to-customize and feature packed WordPress Theme. When purchasing this theme, you will receive a detailed help file along with additional features like Social Sharing Support and Front-end Content Submissions.


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Naomi is a beautiful and fully responsive WordPress theme built with Bootstrap 3 and designed for magazine and news website. Easy to use and install, it includes wide and boxed layout, custom widgets, page templates, reviews options, featured posts and a Theme Options Panel that allows you to customize the main style color, add custom CSS code, set your social links, upload your logo and much more.


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Viral News

Ever wanted to create a magazine theme like Buzzfeed, UPworthy or many other insanely popular resources around? With Viral News it’s going to be easy and fun.


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News Front

NewsFront, a feature packed WordPress & eCommerce theme, designed & developed for premium modern blog, news & content production websites. Free lifetime updates


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Looking for the best WordPress magazine theme with a neat and bold design? We present you Hunted: A Flowing Editorial Magazine Theme.


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Status is a premium WordPress theme crafted for all types of magazine, news and other blogging sites. It features a clean, flat and modern design that is also 100% responsive so it will look good on desktops and mobile devices like phones and tablets.


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NewsPress is a modern looking and Elegant Design WordPress Theme. It is perfect choice for your news, blog & magazine websites.


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Full-featured magazine theme for creating news and viral websites.


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First and foremost Magellan is a News Magazine. It has a beautiful newspaper style homepage layout that you can edit with drag and drop page editor.


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World Plus

WorldPlus is a creative Responsive News and Magazine WordPress, the perfect choice for professionals who’s looking for a magazine theme or a personal, niche, corporate, and marketing blogs.


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The Gloria template is excellent for a News, Newspaper, Magazine, Lifestyle or Review site. It also supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo and features a rating system.


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