Themes Catalog Updates
by Tony Sullivan
We launched Astro Themes earlier this year to highlight the growing list of Astro themes and starter templates being developed by our amazing community. Astro’s Themes Catalog makes it easy to browse a collection of themes for your next site and get started with a full-featured project from day one.
Today, we’re excited to announce improvements to the themes catalog, support for paid themes, and an improved theme submission process.
Theme Detail Pages
The initial release of our themes catalog focused on creating a launchpad for Astro themes, giving a quick overview of themes with a preview image and short description. As the list of themes grew that lead to an obvious question, what if you want to know more about a specific theme?
Theme authors can now share more details about the theme they worked so hard to design, develop, and test. Multiple images can be included to show off different page templates, dark mode support, and included components. Badges add a quick reference to what tools and frameworks were used to build theme. Most importantly, a full description section means theme authors can share details that would never fit in a card layout.
Building and maintaining a theme is a massive undertaking — from design and development to testing and user support, the work really piles up fast.
The catalog now supports Paid themes, allowing theme authors to include a link to where the theme can be purchased. Whether a theme author uses Gumroad or sells on their own site, our catalog makes it easier to share your theme and have Astro users discover it.
New Submission Form
Submitting your theme to the catalog just got easier!
Gone are the days of filling out GitHub issue templates. The new submission form makes it simple to upload multiple preview images, select the tools used in your theme, and even includes a rich text editor for writing the full description of your theme.