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Cloudways has partnered with Astra to offer Astra Pro at an affordable and exciting price with a free one-year subscription for Cloudways customers. You can use Astra Pro for unlimited WordPress sites — no need for manual installation; it’s ready to use and available within the Cloudways Platform.

What is Astra and Why Should You Use It

Astra is one of the most popular, extremely customizable, slick, and lightweight themes you can choose from on WordPress. It is very dynamic and can be used with any website type — personal portfolio, blog, business website, or a WooCommerce storefront. As per the WordPress themes repository, Astra has over 1 million active installations and a five-star rating, which is impressive.

Here are some essential factors about Astra that should help you choose if Astra is right for you:

  1. Top-notch Performance – It is one of the fastest themes for your WordPress application. A fast-loading WordPress site gives you an edge over competitors and plays a vital role in your business' success.

  2. Starter Sites Templates – Astra is shipped with hundreds of starter site templates that you can instantly import to kickstart your website development.

  3. Website Customization – It allows you to customize everything about your website using the real-time WordPress Customizer with no coding skills.

  4. Website Builder Integrations – Astra also supports popular WordPress page builder plugins like Elementor, Beaver Builder, and Divi, which means you can easily customize and stylize your website the way you want.

The best part about Astra themes and the combined power of page builder plugins allows you to use pre-built high-quality themes off the shelf, customize it without coding, install a few extensions, and take your website live in just a few clicks. It also supports integrations with popular plugins like WooCommerce and Learndash.

Astra Pro Features

The Astra theme is available for free and is very good. However, if you want more features, you can switch to Astra Pro, which extends the functionality of the free Astra version with new tools, layouts, style options, and many other powerful features to build professional websites quickly and conveniently. Here's a snapshot of the features Astra Pro provides:

Who Can Use Astra Pro

All Cloudways customers with a full account are eligible to use the Astra Pro addon and get a one-year free subscription. If you are on trial, upgrade your Cloudways account today to use Astra Pro.

Astra Pro Pricing

You can benefit from Cloudways and Astra partnership and use Astra Pro free for one year if you have a full account. After the free one-year subscription, you can pay to continue using it. Please refer to this page for updated pricing.

How to Use Astra Pro on a New Application

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn about using Astra Pro on a new WordPress application.

Step #1 — Subscribe to Astra Pro

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. From the top menu bar, click Grid.

  2. Then, select Add-ons.

  3. Navigate to the Astra add-on from the list and click edit.

  4. Next, you will be prompted about subscribing to the add-on. Review the details and click Subscribe.

Step #2 — Launch Astra-powered Application

Next, you must deploy your Astra-powered WordPress application on your existing or a new server.

We already have guides showing the process of deploying applications on an existing and a new server. Please ensure you select Astra Pro Bundle while choosing the application. The Astra Pro Bundle application is a Cloudways-optimized WordPress application with Astra Pro.

Step #3 — Visit WordPress Admin Panel

Congratulations! You have deployed your WordPress application. Let's visit the WordPress Admin Panel to check the Astra theme out.

  1. Next, choose the server where your application was deployed and click www.

  2. Next, choose your application.

  3. From Access Details, visit your WordPress Admin Panel by clicking the URL under Admin Panel. Your admin credentials (username and password) are also mentioned here.

  4. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.

  5. Next, click Appearance > Themes.

  6. Here, you will find your Astra theme installed.

How to Use Astra Pro on an Existing Application

In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn about using Astra Pro on an existing WordPress application.

Step #1 — Subscribe to Astra Pro

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your email address and password.

  1. From the top menu bar, click Grid.

  2. Then, select Add-ons.

  3. Navigate to the Astra add-on from the list and click edit.

  4. Next, you will be prompted about subscribing to the add-on. Review the details and click Subscribe.

Step #2 — Migrate Existing Application to Astra Pro

Next, follow the steps below to migrate your existing website to Astra Pro:

  1. Create a staging application of your current live application.

  2. Install and activate the Astra theme on your application.

  3. Install and activate the Astra Pro plugin on your application.

  4. Start moving your existing page builder integration to Astra Pro using the Bulk Edit option.

  5. Once satisfied with the website changes, you can push your staging site to live (Make sure to select overwrite for web files and database).

Step #3 — Visit WordPress Admin Panel

Congratulations! You have successfully migrated to Astra Pro. Let's visit the WordPress Admin Panel to check the Astra theme out.

  1. Next, choose the server where your application was deployed and click www.

  2. Next, choose your application.

  3. From Access Details, visit your WordPress Admin Panel by clicking the URL under Admin Panel. Your admin credentials (username and password) are also mentioned here.

  4. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.

  5. Next, click Appearance > Themes.

  6. Here, you will find your Astra theme installed.

How to Access Astra Pro Dashboard

Once you subscribe to Astra Pro, you get access to the Astra Pro dashboard that you can use to manage your plugin and use Astra Pro premium support when you need help.

If this is your first time accessing the Astra Pro dashboard, you need to reset your password on the first login. If this is not your first time, you can log in to your Astra Pro dashboard straightaway.

The password reset link is sent to your Cloudways-registered email address once you subscribe to the Astra Pro addon. Once you click that link, you will be asked to input your email address to reset your password. If you have missed that email, click here to reset it.

  1. Input your Cloudways-registered email address.

  2. Click Get New Password.

  3. Next, check your inbox for the email and click the link.

  4. Next, enter your password.

  5. Finally, click Save Password.

  6. Next, log in to your Astra Pro dashboard with your credentials.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

FAQs

Is Astra Pro free?

You can benefit from Cloudways and Astra partnership and use Astra Pro free for one year if you have a full account. After the free one-year subscription, you can decide whether the Astra Pro theme is suitable for you and renew it. Please refer to this page for updated pricing.

How many sites can I use Astra Pro on?

You can install Astra Pro on unlimited WordPress websites.

Is Cloudways Astra Pro addon different than the regular Astra Pro?

No, it is not different. It is the same Astra Pro available for Cloudways customers with all the premium features along with Cloudways simplicity and flexibility of installing it at a single click on unlimited WordPress websites.

Do I get access to the Astra Pro dashboard?

Once you subscribe to Astra Pro, you get access to the Astra Pro dashboard that you can use to manage your plugin and use Astra Pro premium support when you need help. Learn how to access your Astra Pro dashboard.

I already have Astra Free; can I upgrade to Astra Pro?

You can upgrade your existing Astra Free theme to Pro by following these steps and unlocking your first-year free subscription.

I already have Astra Pro; can I switch to Cloudways Astra Pro addon?

Your current Astra Pro account will be separate from your Cloudways Astra Pro account. You can follow these steps and unlock your first-year free subscription.

What kind of websites can I build using Astra Pro?

Astra is very dynamic and can be used with any website type — personal portfolio, blog, business website, or a WooCommerce storefront.

Will my website break if I don't renew my license?

Not renewing your license will not break your website functionality or theme; however, you will stop receiving future and security-related updates from Astra.

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