QuestionsWhy is Astra Starter Sites not working?
John asked 11 months ago

Hi. I read your reviews and thought I should try Astra. I wanted to try the free demos before getting the $99 subscription. However, even on a new site, The starter sites won't load. The wheel just keeps turning (importing content) but nothing loads. I haves searcehd the net and I don't see any similar complaints. I tried on two different Clean websites that I own, so I'm able to wipe everything, delete WP & plugins, and install afresh. Even that doesn't help. I don't like the apparent lag in OceanWP carousels so I really need Astra to work.

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Adam @ WPCrafter Staff answered 11 months ago

Who is your host and what PHP version are you running?

You shouldn't be having any issues unless you are using some odd or old hosting configuration.

Also, Astra is not $99. The theme is free, but there is a pro version for $59.

ashishmishra037@gmail.com answered 8 months ago

Hi Adam,
I have installed Astra starter site plugin but I am unable to view any demo site. The entire plugin section is coming as blank. Could you please provide any solution to this?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pEXAa_fJIXOXkb6IcC338MKk_5IQ2lEK/view?usp=sharing

Matteo Bernasconi answered 7 months ago

So weird, I have the same problem, it should be so easy but I can't figure out why the theme doesn't display correctly, I imported the theme on a brand new fresh site, host: Siteground PHP: 7.0.30    I am following Adam 4 hours video tutorial step by step but I am stuck already.

Alex answered 1 month ago

I can't complete a start site import.  Every time I try it says import failed with a message below the plugins [object Object]

I've googled everything but don't see any answers to this one.

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Channing answered 1 month ago

I am getting the same error as Alex. I am hoping someone has a solution!

Angela answered 1 month ago

Im having the same problem – any answers yet Alex? 
 

Angela answered 1 month ago

Im having the same problem – any answers yet Alex? 
 

Renana kol answered 1 month ago

Hi, I have the same massage.. did you figure it out?
 

Renana kol answered 1 month ago

Hi, I have the same massage.. did you figure it out?
 

Renana kol answered 1 month ago

Hi, I have the same massage.. did you figure it out?
 

Dustin answered 1 month ago

I am getting same error 

Dustin answered 1 month ago

I am getting same error 

Dustin answered 1 month ago

I am getting same error 

Anoop answered 1 month ago

I am also facing same error. (object object) struggling with this error from last two days. Created completely new website. but not able to solve issue with new downloads of plugins. not able to import astra sites. 
But no luck. Logged complain to Astra but waiting for answer.

Jason answered 1 month ago

Same here object. object. of doom on every installation tried on fresh install no matter what site. 

AEL answered 1 month ago

I'm also getting this error. I followed all the steps. Our hosting is topnotch WordPress optimized and using PHP 7.0..
I hope the people at Astra reading their tickets (I also send one), we just started with them so hope they can let us know what is wrong.

Alex answered 1 month ago

I got an email from astra saying they fixed the error, but I decided to build from scratch with beaver builder instead

Millhouse answered 1 month ago

I have the same problem.  Astra Sites Import Failed with the code Object Object    WHY!!!!!!
Better fix the shit now or return my money.

Justin answered 1 month ago

Same error for me also, tried on local server it worked fine, siteground server its not working….
 

CS answered 1 month ago

@Alex, did they say the fixed it but it was not yet updated in the plugin? I still have the same error.
 

Alex answered 1 month ago

They told me they fixed the issue and that I needed to update the plugin. I went to the plugins and there was no update available. I didn’t bother with it because I had already moved on from building with an astra site. Deleted the plugin and just used Beaver Builder.

Alex answered 1 month ago

They told me they fixed the issue and that I needed to update the plugin. I went to the plugins and there was no update available. I didn’t bother with it because I had already moved on from building with an astra site. Deleted the plugin and just used Beaver Builder.

Pitzoftheland answered 1 month ago

Hi all, I have a fix for this that worked for my object object Astra Site Import error. if you update your php version temporarily to 7.3 and then do the import it should work. Php version change can be done in cPanel of hosting provider. Once done, revert php version back and it should be fine. Otherwise I think Astra have just released an update to the Stater Sites Plugin, apparently, you can just update this plugin and it should work. Please back up site before php version switch. 
Good luck.

Control Alt Delete answered 1 month ago

This issue is now fixed.
I emailed support earlier today describing the issue with a screenshot of the error – they responded approx 6hrs later saying a hot fix was applied, resulting in Astra Starter Sites v1.2.9
Anyone still experiencing this issue should update the plugin to this version asap.

Cheers,

Mahesh Waghmare replied 1 month ago

Right, In Astra Sites plugin version v1.2.9 the issue is fixed. Update your plugin to v1.2.9.

Just for reference.

In recent WordPress release, they check the real MIME type of the uploaded file. We have used XML file while importing the site. For this, some PHP version returns the text/xml and some application/xml which trigger the file permission error.

WordPress Ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45670

Mahesh Waghmare answered 1 month ago

In Astra Sites plugin version v1.2.9 the issue is fixed. Update your plugin to v1.2.9.
Just for reference.

In recent WordPress release, they check the real MIME type of the uploaded file. We have used XML file while importing the site. For this, some PHP version returns the text/xml and some application/xml which trigger the file permission error.
WordPress Ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45670

Mahesh Waghmare answered 1 month ago

In Astra Sites plugin version v1.2.9 the issue is fixed. Update your plugin to v1.2.9.
Just for reference.

In recent WordPress release, they check the real MIME type of the uploaded file. We have used XML file while importing the site. For this, some PHP version returns the text/xml and some application/xml which trigger the file permission error.
WordPress Ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45670

Mahesh Waghmare answered 1 month ago

In Astra Sites plugin version v1.2.9 the issue is fixed. Update your plugin to v1.2.9.
 
Just for reference.
 
In recent WordPress release, they check the real MIME type of the uploaded file. We have used XML file while importing the site. For this, some PHP version returns the text/xml and some application/xml which trigger the file permission error.
 
WordPress Ticket: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/45670

AEL answered 1 month ago

They updated the plugin but I also updated the php version (7.0 for my host) and everything worked! Thank god 🙂

Tiago Nicho answered 3 weeks ago

I still have the same problem , PHP Version 7.0, or 7.2 . Did everything , and i still have the some problem 🙁

Abdurrahman answered 3 weeks ago

I am unable to view any demo site after clicking on the Astra Site option. 

Any solutions?

Mary answered 2 weeks ago

I am experiencing the same problem once I download the Asta site and go to preview It's not there

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