Avada celebrated its 5th birthday this year and continues to remain strong as the #1 selling theme of all time! In celebrating this milestone, our team has put together an incredible update packed with intuitive features that will make your life easier and help bring out those creative juices. It’s the most exciting update of the year! We take immense pride in our 650,000+ who continue and help us put amazing ideas into action. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite additions below! Updates are FREE to anyone who has bought a license!
A Remarkable Way To Manage Repeat Content That Saves Major Time & Effort
Our New Fusion Builder Global Save System allows you to save an item to the library globally. Whenever you use this item, it can be modified wherever you have it and your changes will populate across the entire site anywhere you are using it. Graphic additions to the user interface allow you to easily identify global items. This is an extremely useful and time saving feature for any content that you reuse, like a call to action section.
Save your item
Click the save icon on your desired item, give it a name, then check the “Save As Global” check box.
Add your item
Insert your global item on any page or post, then save the page.
Add your item
Insert your global item on any page or post, then save the page.
Modify your item
Modify the global item anywhere it is located and save the page. The global item will automatically update everywhere.
More Demos. More Layouts. More Creativity. More Time For You.
We’ve added 5 new beautifully crafted, professional demos that give you an easy way to quickly build an online presence. Every demo can be fully imported or partially imported by only selecting components you need through our industry leading demo importer. And Fusion Builder allows you to import single pages from any demo in our library giving you nearly limitless combinations of layouts.
Utilizing a beautiful side header and perfect color palette, Avada Dentist allows your online presence to shine.
Save Your Custom Page Options To Quickly Reuse On Any Page or Post
Fusion Page Options play an important role in site building. They serve to override global theme options so you can highly customize each individual page or post. Often times you need to reuse the same settings. Now it’s easier than ever by saving them as a custom set and selecting that set on a new page or post. We’ve also added an import/export feature that allows you to move them from site to site!
Full Screen Scrolling Sections Are Here!
Create stunning full screen scrolling sections with easy to use options & side navigation.
Select 100% Height & Scroll Per Container
Containers can be singular or part of a scrolling set. Every container has the option to set itself to 100% height & scroll to make a set.
Beautiful Side Navigation To Easily Move Around
Each full height container will be added to the side navigation bar automatically and custom container names will display on hover.
Sliding Bar Gets A Facelift!
Avada’s sliding bar has received incredible new features that are going to be exploding onto websites! You can now position the sliding bar on any side, select the type of trigger to activate it, choose a sticky sliding bar, use 1-6 columns and insert any widget you desire. It is an amazing new feature to really enhance your site.
Choose to position the sliding bar on any side; top/right/bottom/left.
The sliding bar can be fixed on your screen so it is always accessible.
Choose from various toggle styles; triangle, floating circle, rectangle.
Choose to align your interior content on the left, right or center.
Select from over 10 styling options to customize it to your needs.
Drag and drop any widget into the sliding bar columns.
New Set of Archive Options To Customize Archive Pages
We’ve added a new set of archive options called Fusion Taxonomy Options. These are to archives as Fusion Page Options are to pages or posts! They allow you to customize those pesky archive pages that have only been able to be customized to a degree via theme options. Now every taxonomy (category, tags, etc) can utilize their own individual options for deeper customizations. Override theme options, assign unique sliders, change page paddings, header backgrounds and page title bar options and more are coming in future updates!
New Avada Vertical Menu Widget!
Avada has a side navigation template that certainly has its limitations. Not anymore! We’ve taken this to a new level and created the Avada Vertical Menu Widget to replace the side navigation template. It is far easier to setup and you can still set it up like the previous side navigation template. With many customization options, the ability to choose any normal WordPress menu and assign it to any page or widget area, this new method is far superior. Future deprecation of the side navigation template will come.
New Avada Widget Options Per Widget
We’ve added a useful set of customization options for widgets. All of these new options are neatly contained within a modal box that is triggered by clicking the Avada Widget Options button. These options apply to each individual widget container and allow you to control paddings, background colors, borders and alignments for incredibly flexible customizations!
New WooCommerce Features For Your Online Store
Avada 5.3 comes with some new WooCommewrce features that allow you to customize your online store even more. And more in depth features are coming in future releases.
WooComerce product boxes while using Classic shop style can utilize equal heights.
Grid/List View Control
Choose to display the grid/list view icons independently of the sorting boxes.
My Account Menu Links
All WooCommerce Account pages automatically show up when added to the menu.
Default Product View Setting
Choose to display the default view of your products in list or grid layout.
New Fusion Slider Options
We’ve added a few simple, yet impactful options to the Fusion Slider to enhance the sliders you create. More additions coming in the future!
Scroll Down Arrow Indicator
A new scroll down arrow indicator is perfect for full screen sliders to ensure your use can easily click and scroll to the next container.
Choose All Heading Sizes
Both headings and captions can now utilize all heading sizes to for SEO optimization, and various theme option customizations.
Slide Sorting Options
Every Fusion Slider can now order slides by post id, title, creation data, last updated or completely random.
Additional Highlighted Features
Fusion Builder Sticky Buttons
Fusion Builder has new sticky Publish & Preview buttons to use anywhere on the page.
New Nested Column Controls
Fusion Builder nested columns now have all icon actions to delete, clone, and resize.
Flyout Menu For All Headers
The popular flyout menu for header 6 can now be used with any other header on mobile.
Pricing Table Options
New set of coloring options added to the pricing table element for deeper customization.
A new global theme option and page option to control the line-height for the page title bar text.
Blog and portfolio elements and archive now have equal heights when using grid layouts.
Recent Post Meta
Full set of meta options added to the recent post element for more in depth control.
Mobile Menu Typography Options
A full set of mobile menu typography options has been added to customize mobile menus.
Parent Level Options
New parent level options added to content boxes, flip boxes, counter boxes and tabs for easy editing.
Tab Icon Options
New icon options for the tabs element so icons can be displayed at any size or side of the title.
Toggle Icon Options
The toggle element has new icon options to allow icon alignment, size color and boxed mode.
Blog & Portfolio Elements
Added grid box background color, border color, separator style and separator color options.
Grid Box Padding
New grid box padding options for blog and portfolio archives and their Fusion Builder elements.
Portfolio Ordering Options
Posts can be ordered by date, title, name, author, comment count, modified date, menu order or random.
Post Preview Images
Added preview images for Portfolio, FAQ and Fusion Slider post types in the dashboard list view.
Custom Social Icons
Social icon widget and elements now use your custom icon names in the UI title.
Blog Content Display Options
New Content display options for blog archives and for the Fusion Builder blog element.
Latest Slider Revolution Plugin
Every Avada update includes the latest and greatest version of the Slider Revolution plugin.
Latest Layer Slider Plugin
Every Avada update includes the latest and greatest version of the Layer Slider plugin.
Continued codebase evaluation and improvement for new features, improvements & performance.
Avada 5.3 Includes Even More Incredible Additions
The New Avada 5.3 Update continues our tradition of creating valuable features, functionality and overall improvements that come from our incredible 650,000+ customer base. Check the full list of goodies this update includes below. We hope you enjoy it!
5 New Professionally Designed Demos
Fusion Builder saved elements can now be used as globals, where any edits to the global will update contents on pages where the global is used
Full screen scrolling sections with a side navigation graphic and fading animations between sections
Sliding bar can be positioned on every side now (top/right/bottom/left)
Sliding bar has new toggle layouts (floating circle / rectangle / menu item) and a set of new options, like sticky sliding bar
Added set of page options to archive pages so that any archive can get individual styling (e.g. header, slider, page title bar)
Added import/export functionality to Fusion Page Options for easy usage of options across different posts/pages/sites
Added 100% height option to container element
Flyout menu is now available as additional mobile menu layout for all header versions
Added icon options to tabs element, so icons can be displayed on any side of the tab title and with an arbitrary size
Added icon options to toggle element, so that icon alignment, size color and boxed/unboxed mode can be chosen
Added a set of coloring options to pricing table element for deeper customization and to support new designs
Added grid box background color, border color, separator style and separator color options to blog and portfolio elements
Added grid box padding options for blog and portfolio archives and Fusion Builder elements
Added full set of element and theme options to FAQ element so styling can be changed similar to toggle element
Added sticky update/save and preview buttons to pages/posts using Fusion Builder for easier updating when page is scrolled
Added the usual Fusion Builder column options like, deleting, cloning and resizing to nested columns element
Added parent level element options to content boxes, flip boxes, counter boxes and tabs elements for easier child item editing
Revised our global sidebar setup to work more consistently with our option network
Global sidebar assignments will work on all pages that use new “default” sidebar setting, even if forced global sidebars is off
Side navigation setup (previously done via template) via the new vertical menu widget to display custom menu in sidebars and to simplify usage
Added a full set of styling and alignment options for every widget that allows incredible new design possibilities
Equal heights option is now available for blog and portfolio elements and archives in grid layout
Equal heights option is now available for WooCommerce products on shop page
Added Theme Option for choosing if WooCommerce shop page should be grid or list view by default
Added Theme Option for choosing if the grid/list view buttons should be shown on WooCommerce shop page
Added links to all user account page to the WooCommerce “My Account” main menu item
WooCommerce 3.2 support
Fusion Slider heading and caption can be set to any HTML heading tag (h1 – h6) for SEO optimization
New option for Fusion Slider to display a downward arrow indicator on the slider which scrolls smoothly to page contents below slider
Added preview images for Portfolio, FAQ and Fusion Slider post types in the dashboard list view
Added options to recent posts element that allow meta data to be enabled/disabled individually
Added a filter to Fusion Page Options so that developers can add their own tabs and use Avada specific UI
Added filters for easily changing the portfolio strings like “Project Details”, “Skills Needed” etc.
Persistent object cache setups get cleared now on any kind of post manipulation to make sure changes are correctly reflected on front end
Fusion Cache clearing functionality now can auto clear Autoptimize and LiteSpeed cache
Added full set of mobile menu font typography options
Full column link in column element now has option to choose if it should open in same or new tab
Added notice about deprecation of PHP 5.2 support in Avada 6.0
Added easy link selector support for options that take links, for better UX
Added TinyMCE widget conversion for Fusion Builder elements when updating from Avada below version 5
Updated Layer Slider Plugin To Latest Version As of Release Date
Updated Slider Revolution Plugin To Latest Version As of Release Date
Added native support for Envato hosted platform for easier plug and play integration
Added new raw textarea element, so that HTML contents can be stored in elements like Google maps or tagline box
Added Content display option for blog archives and for blog element global
Added version and author information to the Add-ons featured on Fusion Builder Add-ons page
Retina logos are setup through srcset now and not through additional HTML markup
Avada’s advanced responsive images now also working when using file names that are WP specific for generated thumbnails
Social icons widget and element now uses set names for custom icons in title for a better understanding UX
Added a loading spinner when Fusion Caches are cleared to indicate progress
Fusion Cache clearing works in modules now, allowing to only clear certain parts
Portfolio element now displays a placeholder on mobile when Avada is used together with WP touch plugin
Logo margin will no longer apply on front end, if no logo is set in Theme Options
Removed old compatibility styles for IE8
Google maps custom info box content is now displayed on front end, even if custom styling is disabled
When using full screen Fusion Slider above header, the header is now also shown on mobiles
Prefixed TGM plugin class to ensure compatibility with third party plugins using same class
Added options to order slides in Fusion Slider: post id, title, creation data, last updated or random
The avada-noscroll class now works for buttons in content and tagline boxes
All needed token options are auto checked now when using the link to token generation on the registration screen
Update page no longer needs reloaded after theme auto update in order for the update notice to be dismissed
Updated option descriptions and explanations for better UX and fixed some typos
Continued maintenance update to increase overall performance
UTF-8 encoding is now automatically done during demo import to support maximum compatibility for post contents
All mega menu options update live now, so dependent options no longer need a reload to show
Demo data is no longer deleted after import is done, but remains available, so less requests are made
Conversion related settings now have their own section on the system status page
Import of Theme Options will now also work with max_input_vars at low values
Consolidated all spacings, borders, background colors and separator options for blog and portfolio grid layouts for perfect matching
Minor styling adjustments on different admin screens for better UX
Implementation of blog pagination is refactored to improve performance when the amount of pages is very high
Added new “default” option to the separator element style setting, so theme option setting can be used easily
Make image meta data, like image titles, work for image elements on sites that changed URL scheme
Image frame element is now simply called image, which fits its purpose much better
Fusion Builder development mode includes more assets now unminified for easier development work
When grid element color is set to transparent, borders are no longer added
Simplified portfolio element text options for easier usage
Better support of WP admin color schemes inside of Avada and Fusion Builder
Better styling of search box in Fusion Page Options selects with a large amount of options
Flexslider script to latest version 2.6.4
iLightbox to the latest version 2.2.2
Main navigation highlight radius option now uses a dimension field for better UX
Better style integration for the new Events Filter Bar 4.5
Removed custom WooCommerce product sorting from search results page, as it is no longer supported by WooCommerce
Change wp_remote_post() test URL to ensure system status page evaluates functionality correctly
Updated the Soundcloud api which can now can only be used with HTTP API requests
Added ordering options to portfolio element, so posts can be ordered by date, title, name, author, comment count, modified date, menu order or random