The results are in, the best products and services in the WordPress industry have been weighed and measured, and Astra is #1!

The WP Awards 2021 voted Astra the best WordPress theme!

We are immensely proud to have been included in the award nominations, let alone win the WordPress theme category.

The entire Brainstorm Force Team is immensely pleased, and humbled, at being recognized.

Being nominated is accolade enough. But to win? That’s amazing!

Best WordPress Theme 2021

It’s an outstanding achievement that recognizes the hard work and commitment of everyone at Brainstorm Force.

The whole team works tirelessly to constantly evolve and improve Astra and this is recognition of everyone’s efforts.


The top 5 WordPress themes of 2021:

  1. Astra
  2. GeneratePress
  3. Kadence Theme
  4. Hello Theme
  5. Blocksy

While we don’t want to rub anyone’s nose in the results, we should highlight the fact that Astra received almost twice the number of votes as the second placed theme, 409 to 239!

To add to the good news, two other Brainstorm Force products also performed well:

Congratulations to other award winners too!

  • Elementor – Best page builder
  • Gravity Forms – Best form plugin
  • ACF Pro – Best dynamic data plugin
  • Kadence Blocks – Best Gutenberg addon
  • Essential Addons – Best Elementor addon
  • All-in-One Migration – Best backup migration plugin
  • Yoast SEO – Best SEO plugin
  • Wordfence – Best security plugin
  • LearnDash – Best eCommerce & membership plugin
  • FluentCRM – Best marketing automation plugin
  • Query Monitor – Best developer tools
  • IconicWP – Best WooCommerce tools
  • Cloudways – Best hosting service
  • MainWP – Best WP support & services
  • WP Beginner – Best WordPress blogs
  • WP Builds – Best WordPress podcast
  • The Admin Bar – Best WordPress community
  • WPTuts – Best YouTube channel
  • Atarim – Best SaaS tools
  • The Events Calendar – Best niche plugin
  • WP Rocket – Best performance plugin

Each is deserving of their place and represents some excellent tools and services within the WordPress community.

Well done everyone!

About Brainstorm Force

Brainstorm Force is the team behind Astra. Our goal is to help reduce website development time and provide everything you need to build awesome websites.

Our mission:

“To bring innovation and creative freedom to the WordPress ecosystem by building quality products that are usable, useful, affordable and reliable.”

Brainstorm Force is made up of a team of passionate WordPress enthusiasts that include programmers, developers, designers, writers, graphic artists and almost 100 other professionals.

The company began in 2009 and has grown into a large community of like-minded individuals that combine to become much more than the sum of its parts.

Everyone works towards our mission and is dedicated to delivering the very best products to help deliver amazing websites.

Astra was born in 2017 and has gone on to be the most popular non-default WordPress theme, with over 1.6 million websites using it. We also have over 5,600 5-star reviews, including on Trustpilot and the WordPress repository which we are rightly proud of!

This award makes us even more determined to continue delivering awesome WordPress themes, plugins and service to all our lovely users!

Did you vote for Astra at the WP Awards 2021? If so, thank you!