Getting Started

What is Astro?

Astro is an all-in-one web framework for building fast, content-focused websites.

  • Component Islands: A new web architecture for building faster websites.
  • Server-first API design: Move expensive hydration off of your users’ devices.
  • Zero JS, by default: No JavaScript runtime overhead to slow you down.
  • Edge-ready: Deploy anywhere, even a global edge runtime like Deno or Cloudflare.
  • Customizable: Tailwind, MDX, and 100+ other integrations to choose from.
  • UI-agnostic: Supports React, Preact, Svelte, Vue, Solid, Lit and more.

Check out our detailed Why Astro breakdown to learn more about what makes Astro special. ✨

Visit and choose from a variety of templates to get started. Play around with a full, working version of Astro right in your browser!

Get a new Astro project up and running locally with our helpful create astro CLI wizard!

Terminal window
# create a new project with npm
npm create astro@latest

Our Installation Guide has full, step-by-step instructions for installing Astro using our CLI wizard, creating a new project from an existing Astro GitHub repository, and for installing Astro manually.

See examples of some of the key concepts and patterns of an Astro site!

📚 Add your first page to your site.

📚 Read more about Astro’s project structure.

📚 Learn about Astro’s file-based routing.

… find our full API documentation under the Reference tab.

🧰 Start your next project with a prebuilt theme

🧰 Customize your site with official and community plugins and components.

🧰 Get inspired by visiting our site showcase.

… see our guide to using integrations.

Join us in the Astro Discord to share with and get help from an active, friendly community!

💬 Say hi in our #general channel!

💬 Ask our Support Squad a question in our #support channel!

💬 Share what you’ve been working on in our #showcase channel!

Astro Blog

Astro changelog

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