Many languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, are read from right to left. If a significant portion of your site's target audience reads from right to left, then your site should have right-to-left (RTL) support in order to reach them.

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Top RTL Themes for 2019

1. PowerMag

PowerMag is a feature-rich magazine WordPress theme that is highly flexible. It is compatible with various modern-day browsers and is compatible with advanced plugins.

Because the theme is fully responsive and retina ready, it looks stunning across all screen sizes. It comes with a great built-in review system, unlimited sidebars and widget areas, custom logo and favicon upload functions, and a lot more.

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2. Herald

This is another newer theme that supports RTL language. You will love this super flexible, professional theme; it offers over 500 post layout combinations.

It also lets you customize your header area and other parts of your website to fit your needs. You can also monetize your site with the WooCommerce plugin.

Herald - News Portal & Magazine WordPress Theme

3. PinThis

This is a visually striking Pinterest-style WordPress theme with amazing features. This theme offers five different skin colors, tons of demo layouts, social icons and share buttons, a smart admin panel and much more.

The theme supports embeddable media, is Adsense ready, offers a responsive slider, and of course, supports RTL languages. The theme is easy to use even if you don't have any coding knowledge.

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4. Flatastic

This is a multi-vendor WordPress theme featuring a robust visual composer with twenty-four custom elements.

You also get beautiful header and layout styles, a mega menu, layer sliders, unlimited footers, and more. This theme is extensively documented and offers brilliant support.

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5. Engine

This is a user-friendly, RTL-supported WordPress theme good for any news or magazine website.

It has many smart sidebar options, mega menus, a review system and much more. It also offers as many as 50 ad slots, is responsive on all mobile devices, and can be used on the latest versions of WordPress.

Engine Drag and Drop News Magazine theme

6. Lambda

This is an RTL-compatible Bootstrap theme that can be used across various versions of WordPress. It comes with 65 unique pre-built layouts to activate live on your site. All types of sites will benefit from this theme; both you and your viewers will enjoy the features that come along with it!

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7. Sahifa

This RTL friendly theme can be used on any kind of publishing website. It is compatible with the WPML, bbPress, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce plugins. This theme comes loaded with great features to make any site stand out.

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8. Volt

Volt is a feature-rich, RTL-compatible WordPress theme that will work for any site. You get great documentation and brilliant support in case you run into a snag. If you use this theme on your site, converting it to RTL language will be a breeze.

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Originally published Jan 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM, updated February 18 2020