While working on a major update for the Astra, we make it a point to release a few beta versions before the final stable product. You can try the new features, test and share feedback, with the beta version.
We strongly recommend you to use the beta version of the theme and plugin in a test environment only. Do not use it on a live site. This will let you try new features without worrying what breaks.
The beta version may further come in multiple minor updates until we are perfectly sure of releasing the final version.
Things you should know before using the beta version –
Beta releases contain the early versions of a major update. They might be released a couple of weeks or a few days before the final version. Although we make sure every version offered to you is tested, there might be some minor bugs that need to be worked on.
During the beta phase, there is a freeze on a code. This means that only the present errors and bugs will be fixed. Apart from these, any feedback requesting for a new feature will be considered only in the next major update.
Where can you download the beta version?
When beta versions are available, you can download them from your Store Account. You will find zip files for the theme and plugin beta version.
How can I install a Beta Version?
You can install and get going with a Beta version in 3 easy steps.
- Deactivate & uninstall current theme or plugin from your website. Don’t worry, nothing will be lost.
- Download beta version from your Store Account.
- Now install downloaded beta version like any other theme and plugin.
How can I update the plugin?
Auto updates are not sent for Beta releases. Therefore, in order to switch from a beta version to the updated version of a theme and plugin, you will have to download the updated file from your Store Account and install the plugin manually.
Share your feedback!
If you have something to share; whether it is a good experience working on the new features or errors and bugs you come across, please do share them with us in our support center. ?