A warning to all ASTRA wordpress theme users

Last Update: August 08, 2020

Wordpress suspends ASTRA for 5 weeks

You've heard of google jail, right? Well, Search Engine Journal just reported this morning that they suspended ASTRA for violating the affiliate links rules. Check out the article here:

https://www.searchenginejournal.com/wordpress-suspends-astra-theme-affiliate-codes/376863/#close

This is crazy because I almost selected the ASTRA theme! It was a Wednesday when I was going to " pick a theme already" and I saw that Magistudios what hosting a webinar about themes that Friday. Thanks to the great advice I recieved I ended up with GeneratePress theme.

That is why I don't go to google for website advice anymore. There is so much training here and all the answers are here inside WA.

That is all that I wanted to post. I just wanted to alert anyone who has an ASTRA theme.



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jghwebbrand Premium
Astra WordPress Theme is back in the Wordpress Libary. I saw it. The latest version is 2.5.4. It downloads from WordPress.

I also found the following message in seachenginejournal website and in


The Themes Team suspended Astra from the official theme directory just a few short weeks after it became the first non-default WordPress theme to surpass one million active installs. The reason: the theme was breaking the directory’s ban on affiliate links.

The theme has since been reinstated. However, it has been delisted from the popular themes list..
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Palatia Premium Plus
Thanks for the heads up. Good thing I'm not using it. :)
Paula
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Jenny28 Premium
Just like you I almost chose Astra theme, but went with generatepress instead.
Thanks for sharing this information.
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RamiSociable Premium
Nurit,

Pratha just posted this and got his post knocked out. Your considered approach to the rules makes your post stand.

I'm an avid keeper upper (lols;) of news and read a similar article three or four days ago that involved a further two themes to Astra today. Since I use Generate Press I did not pay heed only they involved much bigger numbers between them.

There but for the grace of God go we.....Another Zerif-Life some years ago was suspended for 5 months now that's punishment and a half for site owners who count time in seconds!!;

Good job on the considered format again to me it shows clever thought learning and application only you are used to that winning combination I'm sure!! ha ha

R.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Looks like Astra is removing affiliate links. And will have such a version available from their site.

My guess is that so many in WordPress worldwide use i, Brainforce will remove the affiliate links and be available again on Wordpress soon after 5 weeks.

It is nice to know Wordpress monitors the free themes and plugins we use so they are free of affiliate links.


Thanks for info.
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