Responding to Kadence and Blocksy, which support header and footer builders, the Astra team also added their own implementation. I’ve heard that there are still some rough areas when, for example, loading an old starter site. Astra 3 also has some speed improvements on the front-end and when working in the Customizer.
The Astra team has been busy and have recently updated and extended the mega menu with a full width stretched layout. They also added Gutenberg support in Custom Layouts.
First released in May 2017, the free Astra theme has passed 1 million active installs. Astra has focused on being page builder friendly as well as being a strong general purpose theme. Congratulations to the Astra team.
The Astra team has released version 2 of their Starter Templates plugin. Previously this was called Astra Starter Sites. This is the first template package available that is compatible with Elementor’s new Theme Style feature. Many of the templates are part of a site kit and there may be 4-6 page templates with the same […]
The Astra theme team released a security patch for the popular pro addon. Users are urged to update to version 2.2.5 to avoid a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability.
The Astra theme and Astra Agency packages are on sale from October 30 to November 1st in celebration of Halloween. They are offering 25% OFF on all new purchases and upgrades.
Astra Pro 2.1 was released with the major feature being the ability to move inline theme CSS to a separate CSS file. This should make it easier for browsers to cache and make page load faster.
Yours truly published a tutorial on coordinating Elementor and theme styles and breakpoints. I’ve seen several people ask in the Astra Facebook group about the theme’s breakpoints, so I found out and did some tests. In the tutorial I show some cases where a mismatch might make a difference. Generally, I think the tutorial shows […]