Last week, Brainstorm Force announced the beta version of the Astra 2.0 WordPress theme. The upcoming new version includes a cleaner and faster customizer. As of August 19, the all new Astra theme is now available!
Astra 2.0 Beta
Now they are looking for beta testers. Join the beta and help them test the all-new Customizer that offers a faster loading speed as well as a better user interface and experience.
Check out the changes and improvements:
- Merged all customization options under one hood
- Reduced PHP calls to boost customizer performance
- Combined Google font loading requests
- Live preview is now faster
The results are really impressive. Compared to version 1.0, Astra 2.0 reduced the customizer loading time by up to 60.71%. Please note that the beta version will be available for both Astra Theme and Astra Pro.
Astra is a lightweight, free WordPress theme built for page builders such as Beaver Builder, Divi, and Elementor. The last one recently introduced a free starter theme.
PS: Astra 2.1 comes with cleaner HTML and makes it quite easy for browsers to cache CSS which means an improvement in load time and speed.