What Does Support for the Astra Theme Mean?

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The Astra Theme by Brainstorm Force is supported since the very first Toolbar Extras version.

Astra was first released in April of 2017 and since then growed very fast and is already one of the most popular themes on wordpress-dot-org. Users like that it is lightweight, well-coded, and super flexible. Brainstorm Force, the company who developed it, is very agile, ambitious and has a long history of popular, high quality products for WordPress. For users of Page Builders like Elementor, Astra is one of the best choices available.

Astra – the Free Version

The Astra Theme is free in its normal, “basic” version in the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Since the theme has no real settings page the Toolbar Integration focuses on Customizer deep links. This comes in really handy if you want to customize your header and make a quick jump directly to the proper panel.

Resources for Astra are also added as items – if you have resources enabled in the Toolbar Extras settings (which is the default anyway).

Astra Pro – the Premium Add-On

This is a plugin extension with lots of additional premium modules for Astra. Included is the awesome Astra Custom Layouts feature (post type), as well as the “Page Headers” feature (post type). If additional Panels or Sections are added to the Customizer from a module this is “mirrored” then in Toolbar Extras as a deep link. Any enabled or disabled module gets well respected, so if a module is deactivated in Astra it won’t appear as a Toolbar item. This is how it should be, of course.

The Astra Ecosystem

All other plugins from Brainstorm Force that in one way or another are integrating with Astra are supported in Toolbar Extras as well. These are to date:

  • Astra Starter Sites
  • Astra Premium Sites
  • Home Page Banner for Astra Theme
  • Custom Fonts
  • Custom Typekit Fonts
  • Custom Template for LearnDash (upcoming)
  • Custom Template for LifterLMS (upcoming)
  • Lightweight Sidebar Manager
  • Header, Footer & Blocks for Elementor
  • All In One Schema Rich Snippets
  • Schema Pro
  • Ultimate Addons for Elementor
  • Ultimate Addons for Gutenberg (for Block Editor/ Gutenberg)
  • WP Portfolio
  • Convert Plus
  • Convert Pro
  • Convert Pro Add-On
  • Builder Template Categories

Note: With the exception of my own “Builder Template Categories”, the above listing of plugins from the Astra ecosystem currently only exists of products from Brainstorm Force, the creators of Astra. I will be more than happy to support any third-party plugin which has settings pages or content types to offer.