Starter Templates 2.0 — Building Websites Just Got Lot More Easier!

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Introducing a totally revamped version of Astra Starter Sites — now known as Starter Templates 2.0

We initially launched Astra Starter Sites 2 years ago. Since then it has helped tens of thousands of people simplify their web building process. Saving them both time, and money.

It’s not easy for everyone to start with a blank page and design a complete website. That’s why we originally launched Astra Starter Sites to help you, our users.

And guess what? You loved them! 😍

It’s not just another demo templates — they are Starter Templates!  A starting point on the shortest path to a stunning website. 

Here’s just a small selection of the great responses we received through these last couple of years:

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Our Motto Behind Starter Templates

There are several hurdles when starting from zero just to name a few includes, searching for inspirations, finalizing mockups, designing actual pages, searching for exact settings, managing spacing, typography, colors, adding navigation, logo, etc. — and then comes a big task of making everything responsive.

We’re sweating 😅 just thinking about it!

Needless to say, building a website demands a long time commitment with a big learning curve. And that’s long before you can actually start profiting from it.

Other Template Plugins 😔Starter Templates 2.0 🤩
– Rigid templates and demos– Highly flexible templates
– Difficult to edit– Easy to modify
– Need to edit code– No need to edit code
– Mixing different templates is not possible– Mix different pages from different templates
– Templates do NOT inherit customizer styling– Templates will inherit current customizer styling

With Starter Templates, you can add blocks wherever necessary which will give you ready-made designs for special sections like testimonials, services, FAQs, and more!

As the templates are so flexible those that want to start from scratch can still benefit from using a template even if just for the base styles.

On the other hand, if you want a ready-made website you can use Starter Templates to have a website in minutes, just swap out the text and images and you can launch your website on the same day.

Starter templates are a great starting point for beginners as well as for professionals. They’re easy to use, user-friendly and yet provide clean and sleek designs.

With Starter Templates, you’ll be saving both time and money.

Since there’s no need to spend your hours trying to build your site from the ground up, you get the added benefit of gaining time to dedicate yourself to different projects. Just like our friend Jose says – “I ain’t writing any website from scratch… I gotta life and family.”

Astra Starter templates save you a number of huge tasks that go along with producing a site. Allowing you to skip straight to building your business.

🏆 We’re on a mission – “To Cut Website Development Time by Half”. And with Starter Templates, we try to save more than half of the time. ⏳

Why Users Loved Starter Templates Then and Why They Will Love It Further? 🤗

  1. Sleek and Flexible Design that’s easy to use – Professionally built website demos thoughtfully designed by experts serving all niches.
  2. Save your time, efforts and money – You get ready to use templates that may need minimal modifications free of cost! 
  3. Templates with favorite page builders – You need not worry about the flexibility here! Comfortable with Beaver Builder, Elementor, Brizy or Gutenberg? We have templates built with them.
  4. One-click Imports – We understand how time matters. And therefore, Starter Templates allow users to import starter templates with one single click!
  5. Can be Converted Into Personalized Websites – Need modifications in an existing template? Tweak, modify, add or remove anything that will suit your needs.
  6. Device Friendly Templates – Every template has been through a proven testing period and is fully responsive. Making your website shine no matter the device.
  7. Beginner Friendly Process – You don’t have to dig a well to build the website of your dreams. Starter Templates make it as easy as eating pie.
  8. Constant Help from Experts – We have a dedicated support team to guide and take you along whenever you need us.

By using the new Starter templates 2.0 you can build powerful, intuitive, interactive, visually engaging websites. 

Starter Templates 2.0. What’s New? 🤔

1. Enhanced UI & UX

1.1 Sync library to fetch newly added templates.

1.2 Mark templates as favorites while browsing through the designs making it easier to search these any time later.


2. Import Single Pages

Complete site templates are available for various businesses. The best thing is you can import any single page from any site easily. 

For example, you can import a home page from one site, about page from the second site and so on. 


3. Automatically Inherit Theme Customizer Settings

Starter Templates are unique for the feature of inheriting customizer style. 

For example, consider your color theme for the website is black and red and you have set these colors in the customizer. Now when you import any of the starter templates, it will automatically inherit customizer colors and display an imported page in black and red color, Regardless of the original color theme.

Similarly, templates will inherit all customizer settings including typography, spacing, layout, button, etc. This saves a lot of time to convert the imported template into a website style. 


4. Pages and Blocks Import Option for Elementor Editor

You can choose the starter page template or blocks directly from the Elementor editor. 


5. Free and Unlimited Images Search Right Inside WordPress

The entire library of free Pixabay images is available inside the media library. You just need to search and insert media. 

Allowing you to create beautiful blog posts full of images!

Along with the above features, 2.0 is incredibly fast, bringing you a simple, powerful experience with a great reduction in website designing time. The plugin brings ease and speed in the process. 

We’ve improved the plugin performance significantly!. Every process is made faster — like searching time, importing time, and the overall code is optimized.  

We currently have in excess of  280+ sites and we are continuously adding new starter templates, templates and blocks. 


Where Do I Download The Free and Premium Version?

# Free Starter Templates — You can download free version from WordPress.org link. 

# Premium Starter Templates — The premium version is available with the Mini Agency Bundle and the Agency Bundle. Once you have one of these bundles you can use the premium version.

FAQs

1. Does this allow importing complete websites or individual pages too?

The Starter Templates 2.0 lets you import individual pages or even websites that match your needs.

2. Will the styling of the demo look exactly as seen in the preview?

If you are importing a starter site on a fresh WordPress installation without any theme settings, the starter site will look as it is seen in the preview.

If you’ve made some changes in an existing theme, the template will inherit the theme settings and look a little different.

3. Can the existing pages be edited using any other page builder?

WordPress allows using only one page builder to design a single page. Therefore, it is recommended that you stick with the page builder that we’ve used to build the starter site. You can however, install another page builder on the website and use it to build and design newer pages.

4. Can I switch to another starter site after I have imported one?

While importing another site it gives you the option to delete previously imported starter site or you can reset your WordPress installation and import site again.

5. Can I use the images used in the starter templates?

We strongly recommend replacing images from the templates and use your images. You can also use the new images from Pixabay since it will be available in the media library.

6. I am not able to find a Starter Template I am looking for?

Submit suggestions for new starter templates from here

7. Where can I get help for the plugin?

We have detailed documentation here or get in touch with our awesome support team here

Conclusion

We’re excited to continue pushing forward with Starter Templates, they are both powerful, and flexible while remaining user-friendly. 

Do you have a favourite Astra Starter template? What would you like to see from Starter templates? Let us know in the comments below! 


This post was originally posted here

Check out our Starter Sites built with #ToolWeLove including Toolset, Elementor Pro, and Astra Pro.

 

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