Makes The Best Theme Even Better
Avada is the #1 selling theme of all time and has been for an upcoming 5 years! We continue to make the best theme on the market even better for our 400,000+ fantastic customers. Avada 5.2 continues the tradition of giving you value added features that allow you to build beautiful websites with ease. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite additions below! Updates are FREE to anyone who has bought a license so please enjoy!
NEW DEMO IMPORTER
Entirely New Demo Importer That Is Hands Down The Best On The Market
Avada demos are not like other competitor demos. A team of professional designers put forth a major effort into making them top quality, industry specific and simply beautiful. They serve a huge role for our customers by saving them time, displaying various features and giving them a fast & easy to get their site up and running.
We first built an importer that allowed you to import a demo with a click of a button. Avada 5.2 has majorly improved this process by allowing you to import individual content from any demo. Select to import everything, or only select pages or posts or widgets or theme options. This gives major flexibility to easily import content from several demos. Want the Creative demo but the Modern Shop products to turn it into an eCommerce site? Done. And, there is now an option on each demo to uninstall content imported from a demo!
CREATED WITH CARE
Beautiful New User Interface With Intuitive Options & Information.
Hand crafted with extreme care and attention to detail with performance, usability and perfection in mind. Below are some of our favorite features.
SAY HELLO TO THE GALLERY ELEMENT
New Gallery Element To Easily Build Beautiful Photo Galleries
The new Gallery Fusion Builder element is so simple to use and has many intuitive customization options that allow you to quickly build wonderful image galleries to showcase on your site. Check it out in action below along with some of our favorite features. And, this is just the beginning.
ADDITIONAL POST CREATIVITY
Masonry Layouts Came With The New Gallery Option, But We Could Not Stop There. Masonry Is Also Added For Blog and Portfolio Elements
A highly requested feature, you can now choose to use a masonry layout for portfolio and blog grid layouts. Masonry allows images to cover more than one column horizontally and vertically producing a very beautiful effect. This also works with archives and has a special hover effect when used with blog grid or portfolio text layouts.
UNIQUE THEME FEATURE
Sticky Sidebars Make It Into Avada
Avada’s sidebar setup is one of the most versatile around, and now even more so with the ability to make your sidebars sticky. Sticky sidebars allow them to stay fixed in position when scrolling down. These look best with smaller sidebar content but can be used on any sidebar.
BACKGROUND IMAGE OPTION FOR MEGA MENUS
Mega Menus Now Allow You To Insert Background Images!
Easily insert one background image that covers all columns for your mega menu, or you can set individual background images per column! This feature really enhances overall creativity and can produce incredible looking menus.
NEW MENU LABELS OPTION
Menu Labels Are Now Possible So You Can Highlight Special Menu Links!
Menu labels are eye catching, attention grabbing and simply beautiful. Want to highlight a special product or page? Easily done! Menu Highlight Labels are possible with any menu item and have several customization options.
MORE CUSTOMIZED MENU OFFERINGS
Mobile Menus Now Have Their Own Unique Menu Assignment
So often menus are large and need to be so they display all the necessary content to your viewers. However on mobile, viewers don’t want to sort through dozens and dozens of pages in your menu. Avada 5.2 now allows you to create and assign a separate custom menu that will only show on mobile devices so your viewers can quickly see the important content.
MORE GLOBAL THEME OPTIONS
New Global Theme Options For Portfolio & Alert Box Elements
Avada is the originator of global theme options vs individual overriding page options. This is a huge part of the backbone for our incredibly advanced option system that works together in harmony to make your life easier. Avada 5.2 brings you more global theme options for the Portfolio and Alert Box Elements so you can set it and forget it.
Full Global Portfolio Element Options
Our Portfolio Element is widely used and very versatile with options. Avada 5.2 now provides you with a full set of global theme options for every option that the Portfolio Element offers. This complete set can save you loads of time by setting your desired options one time in Fusion Theme Options and having them used on every Portfolio instance on your site.
Alert Boxes Get Global Options
Alert boxes are needed on every site. Our Alert Box Element has many customization options so you can make them how you want, however there are automatic Alert Boxes used (like on forms) that were hard coded styles. Avada 5.2 now gives you the power to set global options for each type of Alert Box so they perfectly match your site design.
Performance Enhancements For Speed
We always put a focus on our codebase for performance, optimization and coding standards. Avada 5.2 continues this with some very nice changes to make your site faster. We take great pride in this area and always make it a priority.
Google Fonts and Font Awesome No Longer Cause Render-Blocking
We’ve combined both Google and Font Awesome fonts into the dynamic css so they will no longer affect above the fold content upon page loading. This enhances performance and allows these fonts to no longer show up as render blocking files in speed tests like Google Page Speed.
Advanced Responsive Image Setup Added To Additional Areas
Avada’s advanced responsive image setup allows the proper image size to load based on screen or container size. This produces major performance enhancements. This advanced setup is now added to the Person Element, WooCommerce Featured & Product Carousel Elements as well as content inside of various column setups.
Avada 5.2 Full List of Additions!
The New Avada 5.2 Update continues our tradition of creating valuable features, functionality and overall improvements that come from our incredible 400,000+ customer base. Check the full list of goodies this update includes below. We hope you enjoy it!
Completely new demo importer user interface
New importer installs full or partial portions of demos & uninstalls demo content
- 3 New Professionally Designed Demos
New gallery element with several customization options with grid & masonry layouts
Added masonry layout to blog and portfolio elements and archives
Added sticky sidebars, which can be set sitewide, or page wide for one or both sidebars
Background images in mega menu for full menu, or individual columns
Added menu highlight labels to main menu with several style options
Google Fonts & Font Awesome no longer render blocking files in speed tests
Adava’s advanced responsive images setup added to person & WooCommerce elements
Avada’s advanced responsive images setup extended to column content
New mobile menu location for a custom menu only for mobile
WooCommerce 3.1 support
WordPress 4.8 support
Updated Layer Slider Plugin To Latest Version As of Release Date
Updated Slider Revolution Plugin To Latest Version As of Release Date
New WordPress media library now supported in Fusion Page Options
New Featured Image setup that is code optimized, updated and fully maintained by us
Added a complete set of portfolio global theme options for the portfolio element
Post meta data can be directly below or above post title on single posts
Posts in blog, recent posts and in portfolio element can now be pulled by tags
- Portfolio posts can now be sorted by tags in portfolio element
Added option to select twitter icon color in twitter widget
Added set of global Theme Options for each Alert element style
Added option to align video elements left/center/right
Added new setting to button element to add additional attributes like rel
Added option for page title bar line height
Added an option so toggles can also be used as accordions
Added slider IDs to Fusion Page Option dropdowns
System path added to system status page
Support for Apple Pay on WooCommerce pages
Column spacing is now officially supported for portfolio carousel layout
Continued codebase improvements for performance
Now using smaller fitting srcset thumbnails in image frame element when possible
Replaced protocol relative asset URLs with absolute ones
Changed data structure of menu item options to improve menu saving performance
Added support for imports and caching on file systems usinf ftpext mode
Fusion Page Option ordering is the same now for different post types
Added several new HTML5 tags to the page markup
Removed the ajax-functions.php
Added support for Yoast sitemap images
Grid elements in one column responsive mode now have the images are centered
Font uploads in Theme Options will work on more environments
Added structured data to blog archives if blog meta data is deactivated
Made WooCommerce sorting boxes compatible with larger font size setups
Theme option value validation to avoid JS errors in Fusion Page Options
Fusion Slider transition after video slide ended
Events Calendar archive bar spacing for foreign languages
Disabled dynamic CSS caching automatically when using plugins like WP Touch
WCAG: Dropdown menus now work using tabs
Added more spacing for titles in vertical tabs
Added automatic spacing between content and sidebars in responsive mode
Added timestamps for cached CSS / JS files for better cache plugin compatibility
Added parent category to breadcrumbs path when multiple sub categories share parent
Added conditional loading for some admin meta boxes for performance improvements
Product registration is solid due to several changes while working with Envato
Don’t load lightbox CSS when lightbox is disabled in Theme Options
Some RTL styling issues on Theme Options page
Changelog link now directly available in the theme’s update nag
Several Theme /Page / Element option descriptions updated for clarity
Removed no longer needed mobile bottom margin on #content container
Sale and out of stock badges overlapping on WooCommerce Shop page
Several Other Improvements & Fixes To The Codebase For Overall Enhancements