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Top 10 free Astro themes to use in 2024

By Jaimie McMahon · 25 Jan 2024
Top 10 free Astro themes to use in 2024

With the release of Astro 4.0 at the end of 2023, including a new Astro Dev Toolbar, i18n routing, incremental content caching, new view transition APIs, and redesigned logging and documentation, there's no better time to get started on a new Astro project.

If you’ve never heard of Astro before, it’s a modern frontend framework that is taking the web development world by storm. Astro allows developers to build faster websites with fewer resources. Astro takes a unique approach by building sites as individual ‘island’ components at build time, ensuring that only the necessary code ships to the browser. This leads to faster load times and better performance for end users. By integrating seamlessly with popular frameworks and tools, Astro offers flexibility and efficiency in web development workflows.

With CloudCannon’s Astro CMS, it is easier than ever to make live-editable Astro websites that empower your less tech-savvy editors to make changes and build web pages independently. But first things first, you need to find an Astro theme, sometimes called an Astro template, to improve your development efficiency while maintaining a consistent design. This curated list uses GitHub stars to rank the top 10 free Astro themes of 2024 based on their current popularity. Whether you are building a marketing website, a personal portfolio, or a blog, there is a theme for you on this list, so let's dive in.

Honorable mentions

Sendit

Use Case(s): Marketing websites
Author: CloudCannon
License: MIT

Sendit theme demo site

Sendit is a multipurpose Astro template made with the Bootstrap CSS framework. The components have been converted to Bookshop. It’s the perfect starting point to see how CloudCannon works and build out a clean, modern-looking site at the same time.

Sendit demo site
Sendit GitHub repo

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Astro Starter Kit

Use Case(s): Basic, blog, minimal, and portfolio websites
Author: Astro
License: MIT

Astro Starter Kit demo site

The Astro Starter Kit includes example templates for many different use cases. Whether you are after a basic website template to help you learn about Astro, a simple blog or portfolio template, or a minimal template to use as your starting ground, the official Astro Starter Kit is a great place to begin building with Astro.

Astro Starter Kit GitHub repo

Top 10 Astro Themes of 2024

10. Astro Ink

Use Case(s): Personal blog theme
Author: one-aalam
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 435

Astro Ink demo site

Astro Ink is a minimal theme created to serve minimalistic markdown-based blog needs. It ships with almost all the basic Astro components that you might need while creating light-weight, performant personal blogs that focus on shipping less Javascript by default.

Astro Ink demo site
Astro Ink GitHub repo

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9. Blogster

Use Case(s): Blog template
Author: flexdinesh
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 448

Blogster demo site

Blogster is a beautiful, accessible, and performant blog template built with Astro and Markdoc. Blogster was built before Astro released content collections. With content collections, Astro now has first-party built-in support for strongly typed content schema and Markdoc-rendered content, which is what Blogster was built for. So Blogster won't receive any updates in the future.

Blogster demo site
Blogster GitHub repo

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8. Astro Theme Cactus

Use Case(s): Theme for a blog or simple website
Author: chrismwilliams
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 478

Astro Cactus demo site

Astro Cactus is a simple, opinionated starter built with the Astro framework. Use it to create an easy-to-use blog or website. This theme uses Astro 4.0, Tailwind CSS utility classes, accessible semantic HTML markup, a responsive and SEO-friendly design, with light and dark modes.

Astro Theme Cactus demo site
Astro Theme Cactus GitHub repo

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7. Astrofy

Use Case(s): Template for personal portfolio websites
Author: manuelernestog
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 495

Astrofy demo site

Astrofy is a free and open-source template for your personal portfolio website built with Astro and TailwindCSS. Create in minutes a website with a blog, CV, project section, store, and RSS feed.

Astrofy demo site
Astrofy GitHub repo

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6. Accessible Astro Starter

Use Case(s): Accessible blogging theme
Author: markteekman
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 528

Accessible Astro Starter demo site

Accessible Astro Starter is a ready-to-use, SEO and a11y friendly blogging theme. It contains plenty of accessible components to build several page types, Tailwind CSS to help you build faster and example pages such as a dynamic blog, 404, Markdown and MDX. This theme is designed to help you build your project faster and provide a solid base for accessibility.

Accessible Astro Starter demo site
Accessible Astro Starter GitHub repo

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5. Astro Boilerplate

Use Case(s): Responsive blog and portfolio template
Author: ixartz
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 584

Astro Boilerplate demo site

Astro Boilerplate is a starter code for your blog or portfolio based on Astro with Tailwind CSS 3.0. It is made with Astro, TypeScript, ESLint, Prettier, Tailwind CSS. This template includes syntax highlighting, SEO friendly with sitemap.xml and robots.txt, RSS feed, Pagination, light a dark blog themes, Markdown, image lazy loading, and responsive design.

Astro Boilerplate demo site
Astro Boilerplate GitHub repo

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4. Astroship

Use Case(s): Template for startups, marketing websites, landing pages and blogs
Author: surjithctly
License: GPL-3.0
GitHub ⭐: 830

Astroship demo site

Astroship is a free starter astro website template for SaaS, startups, marketing websites, landing pages, and blogs. It is built with Astro and TailwindCSS. The free version of this template includes Astro version 3.0 support, content collections, mobile responsiveness, and a working contact page.

Astroship demo site
Astroship GitHub repo

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3. Astro Paper

Use Case(s): Minimal blog theme
Author: satnaing
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 1.4K

Astro Paper demo site

AstroPaper is a minimal, responsive, accessible and SEO-friendly Astro blog theme. This theme follows best practices and provides accessibility out of the box. Light and dark modes are supported by default. Moreover, additional color schemes can also be configured. This theme is self-documented, which means articles and posts in this theme can also be considered documentation.

Astro Paper demo site
Astro Paper GitHub repo

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2. Astrowind

Use Case(s): Starter theme
Author: onwidget
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 1.8K

Astrowind demo site

AstroWind is a free and open-source template to make your website using Astro 4.0 + Tailwind CSS. Ready to start a new project and designed taking into account web best practices. This theme focuses on simplicity, good practices, and high performance. Very little vanilla Javascript is used only to provide basic functionality, so each developer decides which framework (React, Vue, Svelte, Solid JS, etc.) to use and how to approach their goals.

Astrowind demo site
Astrowind GitHub repo

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1. Starlight

Use Case(s): Documentation websites
Author: Astro
License: MIT
GitHub ⭐: 2.5K

Starlight demo site

Everything you need to build a stellar documentation website. Fast, accessible, and easy-to-use. Build beautiful, accessible, high-performance documentation websites with Astro. This top-ranking Astro theme includes site navigation, Pagefind search, internationalization, SEO, easy-to-read typography, code highlighting, dark mode, and more.

Starlight demo site
Starlight GitHub repo

And there we have it! The top 10 free Astro themes for 2024 to help you take your next static website project to the next level.

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