Astra Starter Sites – Elementor, Beaver Builder Gutenberg Templates



Create professional designed pixel perfect websites in minutes with the Astra Starter Sites plugin.

This plugin gives you access to 90+ pre-made full website demos for your favorite page builder such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy and the WordPress default editor Gutenberg.

All you need to do is select the demo that suits your needs, import, tweak and go live!

I love the fact that the Astra Starter Sites plugin comes with dozens of pre-built sites that were built using Elementor and that can be used to create a full website with one click. – Ben Pines, CMO at Elementor

Astra Sites allows anyone to have a beautiful website in under 5 minutes while using all open source software. The theme is free, the plugin is free, it’s almost unbelievable. You have to see it with your own eyes. – Adam Preiser, WPCrafter


1.Install and activate Astra Starter Sites Plugin
2.Pick a website demo that suits your needs
3.Install required plugins with a single click
4.Import the website


Businesses like restaurants, lawyers, agencies, interior designers, artist shops, brandstore, pet services, charity, plumber, dental clinic, construction, fitness trainer, gardening, makeup artist and a lot more. You can take a look at all of them built with different page builders.

  • Elementor Free Website Templates
  • Beaver Builder Free Website Templates
  • Gutenberg Free Website Templates
  • Brizy Free Website Templates

You can extend this library with premium ready-to-use website demos by purchasing one of the Agency Bundles, i.e. either the Mini Agency Bundle or the Agency Bundle.


Over 200,000+ users are empowering their websites with Astra! From beginners to industry experts, everyone is loving Astra for its performance and ease of use.

Here are a few reasons why they love Astra –

Faster Performance – Built with speed and performance in mind, Astra follows the best coding standards and lets you build faster loading and better performing websites.

Easy Customization – With all the settings managed through the customizer, Astra keeps it simple and gives you lots of options to customize everything with a few clicks.

Pixel Perfect Design – Astra reduces your design time by giving you pixel-perfect FREE ready-to-use websites demos within a huge library of starter sites.

Deeper Integrations – Astra works seamlessly with all WooCommerce plugins, LifterLMS, LearnDash etc. This means that you can create and beautify eCommerce websites and those that offer online courses in minutes.

Fetch the website, tweak images and content and go live!

Use this imported site as a base for your project and don’t waste time starting from scratch!

See list of all available sites to import »

Video Walkthrough by Adam from WPCrafter:


  1. Select the page builder of your choice.

    Select the page builder of your choice.

  2. Browse through available Astra sites and select the site that you like.

    Browse through available Astra sites and select the site that you like.

  3. Click the import site button to start the import process.

    Click the import site button to start the import process.


Will the Astra Starter Sites work with my theme?

All the website demos are built using the Astra theme. Therefore, in order to use the Astra Starter Sites plugin and import a ready-to-use website, you will need to have the Astra theme installed.

Are all the starter sites free?

You get over 90+ FREE ready-to-use websites as of now. There are many more premium website demos that can be accessed when you purchase one of our Agency Bundles.

How can I import and install the starter sites?

Here is an article that will help you install and import Astra starter sites on your website.

Can I import a website demo on an existing website?

It is recommended to install and import a website demo on a fresh WordPress installation or a blank website to avoid overriding of settings and page design.

Can I deactivate the Astra Starter Sites plugin after importing a website?

Yes! The Astra Strater Sites plugin acts as a medium through which you can import and install a website from our cloud server. Once you have the website at your end, you can go ahead and deactivate the plugin.

Do I need to install any other plugin before importing a website?

You just need to activate the Astra theme and import the website through the Astra Starter Sites plugin. During the process of importing, you will come across a step in which you can install necessary plugins with one click.

Will you add more website demos?

Yes! We are working on many more free website demos built using Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg and Brizy.

What if I do not find a website for the topic I am looking for?

We are open to suggestions and would love to work on topics that our users are looking out for. Please feel free to drop your suggestions through the form here.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/astra-sites directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to Appearance – Astra Sites to preview and import sites.


v1.3.12 – 14-May-2019
– Improvement: Added compatibility for below WordPress 5.1.

v1.3.11 – 13-May-2019
– Improvement: Added compatibility to WordPress 5.2.

v1.3.10 – 13-May-2019
– Improvement: Added LarnDash plugin support for LarnDash demos.
– Fix: SVG images are not importing in media library.
– Fix: Images not uploaded due to timeout issue.

v1.3.9 – 29-April-2019
– Fix: Fatal error for below WordPress version 5.1.0.

v1.3.8 – 26-April-2019
– Improvement: Improve logic for importing images.
– Fix: Implemented better caching technique for Astra Sites.

v1.3.7 – 23-April-2019
– Fix: Compatibility to WP Forms in Header and Footer of the demo site for Elementor.

v1.3.6 – 19-April-2019
– Fix: After Import UAG – Post Grid categories do not retain issue fixed
– Fix: Premium Sites not importing due to invalid URL error.

v1.3.5 – 18-April-2019
– Improvement: Updated page builder selection screen UI.
– Improvement: Showing import process on separate window. In which we can see all the current import process.
– Improvement: Added one time welcome notice after plugin install and activate.
– Improvement: Used fetch() instead of AJAX to load the Astra Sites. Also, Caching the Astra sites response and initially showing 30 sites.

v1.3.4 – 16-April-2019
– Hot Fix: Sites not visible for import.

v1.3.3 – 2-April-2019
– Improvement: Added compatibility for WP Forms pro version.
– Fix: PHP error while importing customizer settings.

v1.3.2 – 1-April-2019
– Improvement: One click install and activate Astra theme on click on admin notice.

v1.3.1 – 28-March-2019
– Improvement: Set the max height for the website image from the website preview window.

v1.3.0 – 26-March-2019
– New: Improve the user experience by removing unnecessary steps required in importing a site. Now an Astra site can be imported with just one click.
– New: Display page builder selection only once on the first load of Astra Sites.
– New: Take a backup of customizer options before importing new settings.
– New: Allow to reset the previously imported site when importing multiple Astra sites.

v1.2.15 – 14-March-2019
– Improvement: Admin page UI improvements.
– Improvement: Added filter astra_sites_page_title to change the page title.

v1.2.14 – 13-March-2019
– Improvement: Added support for the WPForms plugin.

v1.2.13 – 12-March-2019
– Improvement: Improved logic to download images in the Elementor templates.
– Improvement: Added description of the Agency sites when license is not activated.
– Fix: Incorrect images was set after batch process complete.

v1.2.12 – 29-Jan-2019
– Fix: Gutenberg render markup is invalid due to encoded characterless e.g. , are decoded into HTML tag.

v1.2.11 – 24-Jan-2019
– Improvement: Display a maintenance message if the Astra Sites API is unreachable.
– Fix: EventSource abort the import process if default charset is not UTF-8.

v1.2.10 – 4-Jan-2019
– Fix: Astra Sites not accessible due to incorrect query parameters.

v1.2.9 – 17-Dec-2018
– Fix: XML not import due to getting different MIME file types on different PHP versions.

v1.2.8 – 14-Dec-2018
– Improvement: Added admin notice if XMLReader is not installed. XMLReader is required to import the XML of the website.
– Fix: XML not import due to improved verification of MIME file types in WordPress v5.0.1.

v1.2.7 – 12-July-2018
– Improvement: Added page builder and category filter support to show selected page builder with selected categories.
– Improvement: Added filter astra_sites_show_filters to enable/disable the filter list from admin page.

v1.2.6 – 9-July-2018
– Fix: We have added wp_slash to normalize the Elementor post meta. Elementor have also normalize it. So, We have avoided wp_slash while importing sites.

v1.2.5 – 5-July-2018
– Fix: Normalize Elementor post meta by using wp_slash to avoid the unslashing data.

v1.2.4 – 29-June-2018
– Improvement: Removed custom license validation form and used Graupi in-build license validation form.
– Improvement: Set default page builders depends on the packaged purchase.

v1.2.3 – 13-June-2018
– Improvement: Added windows EDGE browser support for importing the sites.
– Improvement: The log file was not created if server does not support the file handling functions.
– Fix: Load WXR importer on init to avoid redirect loop when loading WooCommerce importer.
– Fix: Clear the Astra Pro plugin cache after site import.

v1.2.2 – 26-March-2018
– Fix: Correctly load the Elementor Pro 2.0 compatibility class for beta versions.

v1.2.1 – 23-March-2018
– Improvement: Clear the Astra Pro plugin cache after site import.

v1.2.0 – 22-March-2018
– Improvement: Added compatibility for Elemetor version 2.0.0. Older versions throw the PHP warning for function process_element_export_import_content().

v1.1.9 – 12-March-2018
– Fix: String Select Your Favorite Page Builder jerk while loading the sites.

v1.1.8 – 5-March-2018
– Improvements: Updated processing button animation while installation/activating plugin and importing site.
– Improvements: Updated suggestion box message.
– Fix: PHP fatal errors for WXR importer classes WXR_Import_Info, WXR_Importer, WP_Importer_Logger_ServerSentEvents and WP_Importer_Logger.

v1.1.7 – 2-February-2018
– Improvements: Some users reported confusion in the default option of choosing page builder. We have made UX improvements so users now must select the Page Builder first before selecting any website.

v1.1.6 – 22-January-2018
– New: Added filter astra_sites_xml_import_options to change the XML import options.
– Fix: Astra Pro plugin ‘Custom Layouts’ ‘Page Headers’ not setting right display location due to different page, tax, category ids.
– Fix: WooCommerce shop, checkout cart page ids not setting issue.
– Fix: After site import updated demo url from the nav menus.

v1.1.5 – 11-January-2018
– New: Added SVG file support for importing the SVG images.

v1.1.4 – 28-Dec-2017
– Improvement: Importing WooCommerce product category images.
– Improvement: Retain WooCommerce cart, checkout my account pages when importing the ready WooCommerce sites.
– Fix: Disabled WooCommerce plugin setup wizard after plugin install activate.

v1.1.3 – 20-Dec-2017
– Improvement: Retain WooCommerce shop page when importing the ready WooCommerce sites.

v1.1.2 – 24-Nov-2017
– Fix: Handling plugin installation errors.

v1.1.1 – 23-Nov-2017
– New: Change the api url for Astra sites to from

v1.1.0 – 21-Nov-2017
– New: Import the site content using Event Source (SSE) which ensures faithful imports.
– New: Divided the site import process in separate AJAX calls to reduce the possibility of timeouts.
– New: Generated the import log file. It will be displayed in the UI if the import fails.
– Improvement: Validate all the possible errors.
– Improvement: Updated Astra sites HTML grid structure for WordPress v4.9 compatibility.
– Enhancement: Updated plugin name from Astra Sites – Lite with Astra Starter Sites.

v1.0.14 – 9-Nov-2017
– New: All the linked images on the Astra Sites will be downloaded to your site, No more loading images from external URLs.
– New: Added suggestion box at as the last column in when listing sites so that you can add a suggest the sites you want.
– New: Added site responsive preview buttons.
– Improvement: Search string will not be removed when switching the page builder when scrolling through sites.
– Improvement: Loading 15 sites instead of 6 Astra sites in the first load.
– Improvement: Removed LazyLoad which is not useful in admin back-end for showing Astra Sites.

v1.0.13 – 9-Oct-2017
– New: Browsing the Astra Sites in the Admin panel is not faster with JS rendering.

v1.0.12 – 29-Sept-2017
– New: Added White Label support from Astra Pro.
– Improvement: Don’t display sites from both the page builders in the same view.
– Fix: Astra Sites admin area not working in the Firefox.

v1.0.11 – 22-Sept-2017
– New: Single click Install activate required plugins.
– New: Added filter astra_sites_menu_item for adding extra tabs in admin page.
– New: Added back image import feature for elementor page builder. In batch image import we import all images from astra site into client site.
– Improvement: Updated JS code with object prototype.
– Fix: Screen bounce on retina devices.

v1.0.10 – 11-Sept-2017
– Improvement: Added support for retina logo import.
– Fix: Site logo image not displayed in customizer.
– Fix: Updated Astra Agency purchase link.

v1.0.9 – 8-Sept-2017
– New: Added page builder categories for listing sites as per page builder.

v1.0.8 – 6-Sept-2017
– Fix: Beaver Builder option import.
– Enhancement: Disabled dismiss-able notice visible once for each user.
– Enhancement: Showing error message for for user who have not manage_plugins capability.

v1.0.7 – 1-Sept-2017
– Fix: Custom Menu widget not setting imported widget.

v1.0.6 – 30-Aug-2017
– New: Addd custom menu for Astra Sites.
– Fix: Validate site options before storing in database.

v1.0.5 – 29-Aug-2017
– New: Added filter astra_sites_api_args for adding extra arguments in api call.
– Enhancement: Plugin name updated from Astra Sites with Astra Free Sites.
– Fix: PHP error while ignoring users.

v1.0.4 – 21-Aug-2017
– New: Added filter astra_sites_api_params for adding extra params in api call.
– New: Added filter astra_sites_api_args for adding extra arguments in api call.
– New: Added filter astra_sites_category_hide_empty for showing categories which are not set for any site.

v1.0.3 – 11-Aug-2017
– Fix: Avoided Astra users from site import process.

v1.0.2 – 09-Aug-2017
– Fix: Listing appropriate next and previous Astra sites.
– Enhancement: Listing Astra sites though AJAX API call.

v1.0.1 – 04-Aug-2017
– New: Added Elementor plugin options support.
– New: Added Customizer CSS support.
– Enhancement: Avoided Lite Plugin version if Pro version is Installed. Now added support for Beaver Builder Plugin (Lite Version).
– Enhancement: Astra sites API call validated before import.
– Enhancement: Site logo imported from Astra sites.
– Fix: Bug where widgets created with SiteOrigin plugin were not being imported.

– Initial release