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  3. Past Paper Profile Pic

    Thanks for sharing useful information. Great valuable article. Kindly tell me one thing how could a word flash continuosly in elementor??

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      You’re welcome! 🙂

      Are you looking forward to implementing something shown on the demo page here

      If so, this can be done using the Fancy Heading widget of the Ultimate Addons for Elementor. You can take a look at the video tutorial we have for you.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hey Marvin,

      Sorry for the inconvenience caused!

      Looks like it was a temporary issue and we’ve already fixed that. However, if you still aren’t able to access these sites at your end, please open up a ticket at our support center, so that we can take a look and help.

  4. Laura Profile Pic

    Hi, I’ve been trying to figure this one out on my own, but it’s just not working for me:( I’m using Elementor with Astra Theme; I imported the Outdoor Adventure Site and for some reason just cannot build a Blog Page.
    (I can’t edit it in Elementor, and when I go to “Costumize”, I can’t add more Blogs or costumize the blog section. )

    Also I’m afraid of losing what I’ve already built.

    Where can I find more specifics on this?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Bethany Profile Pic

      This same thing happened to me and I did lose all my work ? did you figure it out? I’m about to start over. Also, we’re you using the free version of elementor?

  5. Alex Profile Pic

    The video appears to require Elementor Pro to drag the posts into the page. Is that right? How can I have a blog page with the free version?

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Alex,

      Yes, Elementor Pro has the Post widget that allows you to fetch posts on a page. However, if you want a more advanced a creative Post widget, you can opt for the one in the Ultimate Addons for Elementor. You can read more about this widget in our article here.

      1. Tom Low Profile Pic

        Hi Support Team. I have the same question as Alex. How can we have blog pages with the free version? (Ultimate Addons isn’t free)

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hey Markus!

      I am sorry, but we do not take custom website development. However, we do have Starter templates – i.e. ready to use complete website demos that you can take a look at. These can be imported, tweaked and used to build a website. If you do not find the website you are working on, you can suggest a topic and we’ll align that for the future.

  6. Edgar Profile Pic

    Hello I have imported the Astra Pro Yoga Instructor theme, but when trying to edit the blog template, it does not work, I lost everything after adding the blog to “Writing Settings”, I realized later that I should not have done that but once I removed it it did not work for me and I have not been able to restore the blog template and I’m afraid to lose everything I’ve already done. Can you help me? Is there a way to restore it? I use Elementor free and I do not see any blog / post widget, I also use Astra Pro.

  7. Kashele Profile Pic

    Hello! I’m loving this theme! I am using the “Outdoor Adventure” starter site with Elementor, and I’m having trouble modifying my blog archive page. Is there a way to reset that page to the starter site without losing all my blog posts? Whatever page is set as the “Posts Page” in Settings->Reading won’t open in Elementor, and has no header image. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  8. Claudia Iconaru Profile Pic
    Claudia Iconaru

    Hi, Laura! Astra with Elementor was recommended to me for avoiding bloating theme issues built with visual composer/bakery. However i cannot make a beautiful fashion magazine layout with dynamic posts list just with elementor pro. I saw a tutorial recommending jet blog plugin but even that doesn’t offer the visuals i am used to. And again I have to make a decision between good code and looks/feel. Are you planning to release a fashion magazine layout with elementor with the pro/agency pack any time soon? Thank you very much!

  9. Lizelle Profile Pic


    Can I do use this on a current blog with blogs dating back to over two years? Should I change theme etc will all my blogs still there while editing?

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hey Lizelle,

      These steps help you import a ready-to-use complete website demo. It is recommended that you do this on a fresh WordPress installation.

  10. rivaansh Profile Pic

    Thank you so much for this article.This article presents clear idea designed for the new people of blogging.

  11. Jim Juris Profile Pic

    WOW! Thank you for the wonderful video on adding a blog widget. It was just what I was looking for.

    Everything in the blog video was perfectly explained and extremely helpful.

    Thank you.

  12. Francine Weagle Profile Pic

    It’s a beautiful theme, but my posts never post to the blog. Any post I make creates a new “post” category. No one and no article has explained why this is happening. All WordPress can tell me is that it is an issue with the Astra theme. I guess, I will not be using this theme anymore.

    1. Sujay Pawar Profile Pic

      Strange. And I’m pretty sure it is not an issue caused by the Astra theme as it’s used by over 500,000 users without this problem. If you would like, please lodge a support ticket and provide us access to your backend. We will be happy to take a closer look and help 🙂

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Kristian,

      The Posts widget you see is added using the Elementor Pro widget of the Elementor page builder.

      Yes, the video is made with Elementor Pro installed on the website.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Heywood!

      Yes, you can create blog posts with Elementor as a page builder to help you design posts or you can use default Gutenberg Editor of WordPress if required.

      Free Elementor could be all you need. 🙂

  13. Bethany Profile Pic

    Correct me if I’m wrong. But, I can only build the home page via Elementor Free and nothing more. Therefore, I can not launch a blog or creat a blog unless I purchase elementor pro?

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Bethany,

      No, that isn’t right! 🙂

      You can use free Elementor to build an entire website including the pages and blog posts on it.

        1. Team Astra Profile Pic


          Currently, there is just one that has a blog designed. It is the Fashion and Lifestyle Blog Template.

          However, all the templates are 100% customizable and each one can have a blog designed easily for free.

          1. Sara Neal Profile Pic

            I’m using the Fashion and Lifestyle Blog Template, I have Elementor and Elementor Add Ons. I was able to edit the Home and Contact pages just fine with Elementor, but when I try to customize the actual blog page, it doesn’t allow me to edit anything and the “Edit with Elementor” button doesn’t appear in the top bar. The little blue circle with the white pen appear only over the header, footer, menu, and socials. It’s not letting me edit the colors shown or images. Please help! Thank you!

          2. Team Astra Profile Pic

            Hello Sara,

            The Blog page of Fashion Lifestyle is built using the default Gutenberg editor.

            You will simply need to edit the blog using the Edit page option and you will be able to make the required changes.

            I hope that helps.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Nico,

      Great observation! 🙂

      There are actually two Free starter sites that have a blog in them.

      All the starter templates that we offer are 100% customizable and you can modify them as you want. We’ve designed starter sites thoughtfully depending on the things that niche might need. But, like I said you can definite add and design a blog on all the free starter sites using Gutenberg and Spectra.

      Please feel free to get in touch if you need help with anything.

  14. Rishab Profile Pic

    I want to write blogs on agriculture, horticulture,livestock and current affairs relating above mentioned topics..
    Which template will be best suited for my site ??

  15. Favour Profile Pic

    Hi astra, pls I’m not able to customize my blog post with elementor free with the astra theme, what can I please do. Thanks.

  16. Heather Profile Pic

    Thank you for the informative article! After reading through the comments, I’m confused. If I were to pick the Outdoor Adventure or Mountain theme, would I be able to do a blog without needing to purchase a plugin? Would I be able to add a blog for free? My second question is, can I use the word “articles” instead of “blog” on my website? Thanks!

  17. Prasenjit Basu Profile Pic

    I am using Astra and Elementor for my website. It is supposed to be a Blog website but I can’t build a perfect HomePage with those as they ask for Elementor Pro.
    Can you help men out so I can make a drool-worthy homepage with the two that you have mentioned in the post?

  18. Jeff Smith Profile Pic

    Very good well-described post to make a blog on WordPress. You described it in a unique way. I started my blog on wp and I got so much help from this.

  19. Lynn Creger Profile Pic

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this informative article. After reading this article, I know now how to build a beautiful blog using Elementor and Astra. Good work and keep it up!

  20. Steve Profile Pic

    This doesn’t work on the core blog page. The page we assigned as the “blog” is not editable with Elementor. The only control we have is by using Astra. To get a custom blog page you have to create a new page, make sure it is not assigned in the settings as the “blog” page. Then you can use Elementor to get the layout you want.

    The main blog (assigned in the settings>reading) is not customizable by Elementor. You are stuck using the “customizer” with Astra. It is still pretty nice looking but not very customizable.

  21. lokesh umak Profile Pic

    Hi Sujay,

    I have recently purchased Astra Pro and I can’t create my literary blog home page with Elementor (blog pro feature does not appear). However, I can do it with Gutenberg. Could you please advise me on this?

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Lokesh,

      The Blog Por is an addon feature for the Astra theme. It wouldn’t be accessible on the Elenentor pages.

      I hope that clarifies. 🙂 Please feel free to open a support ticket if you need any help.

  22. AMIT SAHA Profile Pic

    Hello sir I’m using Astra on my wordpress.com business plan but unable to add Social links. Please help me out regarding my website.

  23. Charlotte Carpenter Profile Pic
    Charlotte Carpenter

    Hello, I am completely new to this (and completely confused!) I am using the Astra theme and Elementor (free). I wish to create a home page (like a welcome-static?- page) which you click on to get to my blog page. Why do I need to use the customizer in Astra at all when I can edit the imported starter template of my choice (I chose the outdoor one) using Elementor? I’m failing to see the point of using two different customisation menus- what am I missing? Once I’ve imported the starter template, it ‘lays’ over my original heading (the one sent by WordPress when I signed up), which I can’t seem to get rid of. I am sure this is all very simple, but I’m just not getting it!
    Thanks 🙂

  24. Varun Profile Pic

    This is awesome but I want to build a magazine site with astra. I choose it because of its speed.
    But I am unable to add categories post in homepage nor a content slider.
    And this aldo very difficult to show my posts beautiful.
    So, I want you to help so this will give message to other bloggers that this is also best for content and magazine bloggers.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Varun, the Theme will help you style and design the overall aesthetics of the website. While for the other functionality like Sliders, etc. you will require third-party plugins.

  25. M.A Profile Pic

    Hi, please i can’t customize with the Astra theme. I recently tried to customize and make a few changes and nothing i click on seems to work. I click on the menu in the customize feed and its static with no response.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Please try updating to the Astra theme v3.6.5 or above and see if it helps. We released a compatibility update with WordPress v5.8 and Astra in 3.6.5. Feel free to reach out through our Support Portal if you have any further queries.

  26. Syed Profile Pic

    i have existing website with lot of content, i wish to move to ASTRA theme, is there any way to structure existing site without the demo layout which will overwrite my existing content?

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Syed, this article should be helpful for switching to the Astra theme. Do give it a try on your local or staging environment.

      Feel free to reach out to us through our Support Portal if you are looking for some help.

  27. lionel Profile Pic

    So sad for me to loose everything i’ve build since 18 months while following those steps. I just wanted to customise my blog post then all the configuration went back to 0.

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Lionel,

      That’s strange and we are sorry to hear that! If you created a separate page for the Blog, that can be restored from the website backup or you can check if the page exists under Pages.

  28. jean Profile Pic

    Hello Astra team
    i have just installed Astra theme and used the starter template but after installation the menu(header section doesn’t display )
    kindly help me. am new at astra. am using elementor

    1. Team Astra Profile Pic

      Hello Jean, this might have happened if there was an error that didn’t let the Header import successfully. You will need to import the template again only with the Menu settings and deselect others that might help with the importing.

      Further, if the issue persists it’s best to reach out to us through our Support Portal.

  29. Tara Profile Pic

    I have downloaded the fashion and lifestyle blog template yet unable to change the main picture that shows up first. I can edit all other images in elementor. But this one when i right click and edit the left screen in elementor is blank yet if I click another section it is fine. Any ideas?!

  30. Kavin Sutton Profile Pic

    I appreciate your sharing this with me. Thank you for your time and consideration, it is very helpful and I will be implementing it on a daily basis. Best of luck to you in your efforts!

  31. Jp Profile Pic

    Good day Team, I use the Astra Pro theme on my website and Astra theme on my girlfriends website, both with Elementor. I used the Mountain template with her website, and I must say that these templates are a bomb. Absolutely fantastic for anyone who wants to make a website. Thank you Astra Team.

  32. Brewster Block Profile Pic

    Hi Team. I have a new website up with Elementor free and Hello so I already have Elementor with some Elementor created pages including their Header and Footer. As per your post step 1 I activated Astra (deactivates Hello). I also installed Astra plugins . My problem is Step 2. Under Dashboard Appearance I see: Themes; Customize; Widgets; Menus; Elementor Header & Footer builder; and Theme File Editor. There is no Astra Options-Starter Templates. However above Appearance there is now an Astra on the DB. Clicking it I see Dashboard; Customize; Custom Layouts; and Spectra. Dashboard has a Welcome to Astra and a Start Customizing button. Where are my Starter Templates? Should I deactivate or uninstall Elementor and re-install it now that Astra is already activated ? Any Ideas? Brewster

  33. Vivid Kreations Profile Pic
    Vivid Kreations

    This comprehensive tutorial is an excellent resource for anyone looking to build a professional-looking blog with Elementor. The step-by-step instructions, accompanied by clear visuals, make it easy to follow along and create a stunning blog design. A valuable guide for both beginners and experienced users alike.

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