Astra is simply the best WordPress theme out there! It is very stable and lightweight.. It is free, but you may pay $59 to upgrade to the Pro edition, which adds some extra settings and options. Without using any custom code, Astra is perhaps the first theme to offer all the settings necessary to alter every aspect of the website. Nearly every aspect of the website may be readily customized without any coding knowledge using Astra and its add-ons.
For a while, I’ve been wanting to switch themes, and when I saw Astra, I knew it was the one for me. Any page builder can use it, and performance is its main priority. Brainstorm Force is a team of trustworthy programmers who created Astra. They have the know-how to build things effectively and develop a number of very useful and loved WordPress plugins and themes.
Astra is also a lightweight, multipurpose theme, weighing in at under 50 KB. It comes from Brainstorm Force, the same team behind a number of other popular plugins including Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg/Elementor/Beaver Builder.
Astra rely on the WordPress Customizer to make most of your changes, which offers a convenient visual, code-free interface to make changes. Another benefit of using the Customizer is that it lets you preview your changes in real-time, no need to save and refresh.
Because Astra offers starter sites even with its free version, it has a little bit more of a structured onboarding process. Still, you’ll also spend most of your time in the WordPress Customizer with Astra.
When you first activate Astra, it will show a prompt to install the companion Starter Templates plugin, which lets you access the importable demo sites. Apart from that you’ll do everything else from the native WordPress Customizer.
For the premium theme, Astra has three pricing options:
- Astra Pro: $49 for one year of support/updates.
- Essential Bundle: $169/year
- Growth Bundle: $249/year
Both plans allow use on unlimited sites. There is also the “lifetime” pricing option.