Astra Theme Review 2019

astra theme review

Overview

Astra theme is a free WordPress theme which is known for it’s Simplicity and Speed. Anyone can install Astra theme in few clicks. I also use Astra theme on my own blog.

Theme Astra also comes in free version or you can upgrade for pro version at any time. 

Astra theme is focused to work with page builders. It is not only fast and simple it is also SEO friendly. If you don’t have any HTML knowledge Astra suits your all needs.  Whether you want to create personal blog, fitness website, agency website Astra offers various possibilties.

In Astra pro you will get tons of features like customize layouts, stylish themes and sevreal other functionalities.

Astra theme is designed and developed by Brainstorm force in 2017. Brainstorm force is a talented wordpress development company. 

Key Features of Astra Theme

Astra theme provides various possibilities , some of the key features of Astra theme are listed below –

1. Astra is designed fro page builder. ( Elementor, Beaver Builder).

2. You can import demo websites easily in one click.

3. Astra theme is light weight and well coded.

4. It provides SEO friendly markup.

5. Astra supports Woocommerce platforms.

6. It is open source, 100% GPL.

7. Astra uses Vanilla Javascript.

8. Most of the Astra sites loads in less than half of a second.

9. Astra has a dedicated support team. 

10. It is very ease to use. 

Astra for Page Builders

astra theme review

Astra theme is designed specifically for page builders. If you don’t know coding HTML Astra is great for you. I am also a programmer and I know building website from scratch is ver time consuming and waste of time.

If you have a page builder and well coded theme ther is no need to code. You can focus completley on website branding, marketing, traffic etc.

Many themes are not compatible with page builders but Astra is designed to work with them. Some of the website page builder that you can use with Astra theme are listed below –  

1. Elementor.

2. Beaver Builder.

3. Site Origin.

4. Divi Builder.

5. Visual Composer.

Astra also provides customize hooks option to customize the layout of your website easily. It provides various options like Pages with Sidebars, without siddebars, footer disable/enable, Featured image option etc.

Astra pro theme helps you to edit your header portion. You can add “Contact us” and  “Buy Now” button in header easily whereas most of the themes suffer here.

Astra built for Speed & Performance

astra theme review

Astra theme is built for high speed performance using Vanilla Javascript. It is a well coded theme. Speed (page loadin) is the most important factor when it comes to google rankings. Because slow loading of page increases your bounce rate. 

Astra theme gets high grade in all page speed test tool. Some screenshots are given below which will show you how fast is Astra theme.

Astra Theme Review

Astra theme loads under 50 kb which is too small as compared to most of the home pages which end up over 1MB to 2MB in size which is a great advantage.

Starter/Demo Websites Library

Astra has a collection of pre-built starter websites which saves a lot of time. Their templates collection includes blog templates, Business templates, Agency templates, Fitness templates. 

When you buy Astra pro version these templates are automatically added to your library. Astra also provides specific templates for specific page builder like Elementor, Beaver Builder. 

SEO friendly in Nature

Astra theme is SEO friendly in nature. Creators of Astra hasve included schema which helps your websites SEO. Schema is a small piece of coding where you can add your website’s pages and some portions which helps google and other search engines to know what your page is exactly about. 

Whenver you see star ratings on search results such as products, recipes they use schema code. They also provide spoecific schema code to get search panel in site link. It helps people when they look up for your website on google.

Astra Theme Review
Astra Theme Review

Astra Add-Ons

Most of the features that we discussed above are free. If you upgrade for their pro version they provide various helpful add ons listed below –

1. Sticky header.

2. Custom Footer.

3. Custom Layouts.

4. Page header (Title, Breadcrumbs).

5. Custom Header.

6. Layout and Typography.

7. Logo design.

8. Color options.

9. Featured Image.

Astra theme is a best theme in all ways. It is optimise for speed and performance. Astra works easily with almost all page builders.

It helps you to customize your whole site including design, color, layouts and much more. If you are new to website concept or coding I prefer to use a well coded theme instead of building a website from scratch.

Coding is very time consuming and requires skills, money. Astra has a dedicated support team to help you at any time.

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