When it comes to designing a WordPress site, a theme template is the easiest way. With just a couple of clicks, you will have a beautiful and fully functional website. This will save you a lot of time.
Also, if you don’t want to use theme templates, it is a great starting point. Install it and then change whatever you want. It is a faster and easier way to build websites. Especially a simple website.
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One of the best themes that have well-designed theme templates is Astra. It is one of the most popular and fast WordPress themes. Even its free version is a great one.
You can install WordPress locally and try it yourself. Try a different template and get used to it. You won’t be disappointed. See how easy and fast it is to create websites with WordPress.
Now, let me explain how to install and upload the theme template on your website. Although many other themes come with templates, in my opinion, Astra has the largest and better ones.
Install Astra Theme
To upload theme templates, you need to have the Astra theme installed on your WordPress. You can download it from the Astra website or install it through the WordPress theme repository.
If you download it from a website, then you need to upload it from Appearance > Themes > Upload. But an easier way is to install it via WordPress.
Go to themes, search for Astra, or go to the popular themes section and you will find it there. Install and then activate it.
Install a Starter Theme Template Plugin
Now as you have the Astra theme installed it is time to install a theme template.
Go to plugins and search for Astra Starter Templates. It will be the first on the list and the author must be Brainstorm Force. That is the company behind Astra and many other great WordPress products.
After you install starter templates it is time to import them on your website.
How To Import Templates
When you install a starter template you will find a new section under the Appearance tab – Starter Templates. This is the place where you will find Astra theme templates.
Great thing is that you can preview all the templates before uploading them. But first, you have to choose the page builder you want to use.
Astra has templates for major page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, Brizy, and Gutenberg. So, you have many options.
After you choose the builder, then it will display all the available templates for that builder. But not all the theme templates are free. Some of them have an Agency tag. These are the pro templates. You can’t use them with the free version of Astra.
You can choose website types from the dropdown on the top or search them. When you will find the template you like, you can preview all the pages of that template.
Another option you have is that you can upload specific pages or the complete website. When you click the Import button a window pops up. Leave the default settings checked because different template needs different plugins to work.
I recommend uploading a template on a fresh WordPress install because if you have content on the website and have some plugins installed, the template might not work properly.
Now when you are ready, click import and it will start the installation process. It may take 2 to 5 minutes depending on the size of the template.
After it is completed you can view your website and you will see that now you have a fully functional, beautiful website. It has all the necessary pages created and plugins installed.
The next thing you need to do is to customize it. Upload your images, change texts, add your content, change colors, etc. Make it yours.
As you can see, it is really easy to upload a starter theme template and have a ready-to-use website in just a couple of minutes. This is a great way to create websites faster.
It is recommended to install it on a fresh website. But if you want to install it on an already working website, backup your content in case something goes wrong and after that install a template.