It’s not easy for everyone to start with a blank page and design the complete website. A starting point with some initial content and setup is always helpful as it gives an idea of possibilities and how the final resultant can be.
So today, we’re thrilled to launch Astra Sites. It is a simple plugin that gives Astra users access to a number of beautiful websites that they can import with just a click.
How does this work?
Download the Astra Sites plugin from the WordPress repository. Once installed, you will see it has a number of sites available directly from our Cloud Library. Browse through it and choose the site you like.
Preview any ready website on the same page within the WordPress admin area. See the requirements and plugins that are necessary to replicate the demos on your site.
Install the required plugins so the settings of those particular plugins and related data can be imported. Once required plugins are installed, import the site.
And done! Your site should be ready with all the starter content. Start tweaking. Change the text, images and settings as per your needs and make the site your own. Below are some of the sites available for import:
Some Common Questions:
Since we soft launched this plugin, many users approached us expressing their excitement and with some questions. So let me answer the frequent ones below:
Hello! My name is Sujay and I’m CEO of Astra.
We’re on a mission to help small businesses grow online with affordable software products and the education you need to succeed.
How much does this cost?
The Astra Sites plugin is absolutely free and comes with the number of free sites. Feel absolutely OK to import use them at no obligation. We will soon be announcing a pro package which would give users access to premium sites. It will cost about $249 USD / year. This package will include Astra Pro Addon and some bundled plugins as well.
Which Page Builders are used to design Astra Sites?
Right now, all of the available free sites are made using Elementor. Besides that, we are working on sites made using Beaver Builder as well. They will be released shortly.
Can I deactivate the plugin after importing the site?
Sure! This plugin just connects with our cloud server and allows you to easily import a site. Once the site is imported, you can deactivate and delete the Astra Sites plugin.
Will you add new sites?
Yup! We’re targeting at least 2 ~ 4 sites every months.
What kind of sites will be added?
Our current main focus is local businesses. But soon we will cover other areas such as eCommerce stores, online courses, membership sites, etc.
Is it possible to white label these sites?
Not right now. But we’re planning it. Once we implement this, you will be able to showcase all these sites on your website easily. That way, your clients will be able to see them under your brand and choose the site that they like for you to customize it for them.
Have any further questions or suggestions? Please leave a comment and we would be glad to answer them.