Divi and Astra both themes are highly demanding by their users. Both themes provide the best interface and templates for every kind of websites you are looking for. Filled with premade layouts which are always ready to use as well as unlimited customizable alternative templates to make sure your site goes well with the needs of your business.
As it is good for having these two amazing choices to pick from, deciding between Astra and Divi cannot be one sided as both themes are good. The WordPress template market is mostly focused on multipurpose templates with many functionalities and unnecessary demos. This trend seems to have started to change and more and more themes prefer to prioritize performance, optimization and easy customization.
For some time now, visual designers have changed the way of creating websites with WordPress. Designing with CMS is now easier than ever (what you see is what you get). Among all those who have appeared in recent years, there is one that shines with its own light. Divi has become, probably, the most famous multipurpose WordPress theme in the world.
The operation of the template is very similar to Astra, you have a free version that you can install at no cost but to take advantage of the full potential you must install the Pro version addons that come in the form of a plugin.
Divi’s focus was and is to offer any user without any code knowledge the possibility to design and lay out their website without limits. And the truth is that he succeeded. From the first versions the possibilities were enormous and during all the time that has passed they have not stopped growing and improving. The fact was such that since then ET has focused exclusively on the development of Divi and in recent years they have only published a sister theme called Extra. This theme is a variation of Divi focused on magazine type websites.
Astra is a totally free theme for WordPress with more than five lacs active installations which can be improved by buying the premium Astra Pro theme and add-on. No matter if you install the normal version of Astra theme or install the Pro version, you always will receive the library of professional-quality prebuilt content access from Astra team for your website. But still, if you upgrade the theme to Pro version then you will unlock more content and some of the extra features.
Astra allows you to use the free to use third party page builders with both free and pro version so that you can customize the prebuilt templates of Astra theme. Experts also prefer to use Astra theme for Sketch to WordPress Conversion.
Main Characteristics of Astra superior than Divi
- 100% Responsive
- Very fast performance
- Very customizable without the need to know a code
- Maximum compatibility with the main visual editors: Elementor, Visual Composer, Site Origin, Beaver Builder.
- 100% open source you can see its development on GitHub.
- Prepared for translation
- WooCommerce compatible
- Periodically updated
- Possibility of importing a multitude of demos in a few seconds