The Update To Build Everything
Avada 6.2 Is A Roadmap Update
Design. Build. Create.
We are very proud to introduce Avada 6.2, the first major update of 2020, and the next in line of our important roadmap updates, which formulate our vision for the future of designing and building with WordPress and Avada.
This latest update represents a major expansion of your website toolkit, with the introduction of The Avada Theme Builder. With this incredible new tool, you can now create an almost unlimited range of custom layouts for your website. Along with the ability to upload custom fonts, a range of new Elements, and the ability to assign font families to Titles, this release makes Avada exponentially more flexible and sets the scene for even more innovation in future releases. Continue reading below to discover more. The Best Is Yet To Come!
CREATE THE LAYOUTS YOU WANT
The Avada Theme Builder introduces the ability to design and build completely custom layouts for your website, both global and conditional. With the power of Layouts, Layout Sections, Conditional Logic, and both Layout Section Elements and Avada’s huge range of Design Elements, there’s virtually nothing your cannot build, from a fully customized global footer, through to custom single post and portfolio item layouts, Custom Archive layouts, Custom 404 page layouts, personalized search results with a Custom Search Results page, and much more…
This release also sets the structural groundwork for a fully customizable Header Builder, and allows you to take your site design to the next level of flexibility. With powerful, yet simple to use conditional logic, you can limit your layouts to specific categories, tags, authors, or even single posts. Head to our docs to read more about The Avada Theme Builder.
DESIGN & BUILD CUSTOM FOOTER LAYOUTS
With Avada 6.2, you can now build a fully customized footer, utilizing the full design power of Fusion Builder. Free from any constraints of Theme Options, anything you can imagine and design, you can build and implement as your Footer, either globally or in a conditional layout on a Custom Post Type, a post category, or any number of other possibilites.
With the Avada Footer Builder, we have introduced a tool of unparalled design power and flexibility, and you are now limited more by your imagination than anything else.
YOUR CONTENT, YOU DECIDE
Single Post Layouts
Take control of your Single Post Layouts with the Avada Theme Builder. With the introduction of eight new Layout Section Elements, you can add dynamic content directly into your Content Layout Sections, and fully control the design and content of your post layout. As well, with the poweful conditional logic built into the Theme Builder, you can determine precisely when your layout is used, via the inclusion or exclusion of a huge range of conditions.
YOU DECIDE WHAT TO DISPLAY
Like the Single Post Layout, you can also build fully customized Portfolio Layouts to display your Portfolio items in any manner your can imagine. There are a range of conditional options for the Portfolio Custom Post Type, and by using a combination of Design and Layout Section Elements, you can build whatever Portfolio layout your heart desires.
TARGETED INFORMATION WHERE IT MATTERS
404 Page Layouts
Want more flexibility with the design and content of 404 Error pages? Well, now with the Avada Theme Builder, you can customize your 404 pages however you like, to help with design, navigation and SEO. Add menus using the new Widget Element, and maybe even add a Custom Page Title Bar and Footer as well. No longer do you need to have boring 404 pages. With Avada 6.2, you can style your page to match the rest of your website, and inject any design elements you want into the layout, with the full power of the Fusion Builder.
SEARCH RESULTS PAGES SHOULD BE CREATIVE
Search Page Layouts
The Search Results are another section of your site you can customize with the Avada Theme Builder. Using the Archive Element in a Content Layout Section, and the Conditional Logic of only displaying the Layout on Search Results, you can style your Search Results page to display however you like, giving your audience the information it needs and the design you want.
SINGLE POSTS, PORTFOLIO POSTS, & ARCHIVES
Design Your Single Post
Layouts The Way You Want
With the power of the Theme Builder, the Layout Section Elements, and the Conditional Logic that controls where your Layouts display, you can create Custom Layouts for virtually any section of your website. This includes all Archive Layouts, from Blog posts, to Portfolio and FAQ items and indeed, any registered custom post type.
ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR DESIGNS
Icons To Avada
A new feature in Avada 6.2 is the ability to create, load and use your own Custom Icon Sets, using the free Icomoon App. Once you create and add your Custom Icon Set to Avada, their icons are available to use throughout the Fusion Builder, in any Element you find the Icon Picker and, of course, in the newly renamed Icon Element. So now, not only do you have access to the full range of free Font Awesome Icons, you can add and use your own custom icons thoughout your site.
BREADCRUMBS, SEARCH, & THE WIDGET ELEMENT
Avada 6.2 sees the introduction of three new design Elements, the Breadcrumbs, Search, and Widget Elements. These new Elements give you the flexibility to add this type of content anywhere in your design, and introduces live editing of Widgets directly on the page.
As well as the three new Elements, the Countdown Element has had a major makover, adding a range of new design and functionality options.
AVADA THEME BUILDER CREATIVE FREEDOM
In the Avada Theme Builder, you will also find a range of new Layout Section Elements. Found only in Content Layout Sections, these eight new dynamic Elements automatically pull content into your Layouts, allowing you to design your Layouts with all the usual content that posts, portfolios and archives generally show.
You can also preview your dynamic content directly in the Live Builder, using the Preview options in the Layout Section tab of the Layout Options panel. Along with the multitude of Design Elements at your disposal, these new Layout Section Elements give you the power to add the content you want, where you want, directly into you Layouts.
CREATIVE TYPOGRAPHY IS VISUALLY APPEALING
Font Family Assignment
Another useful innovation in Avada 6.2 is the ability to assign Font Families in individual Title Elements. Choose from Custom Fonts, Standard Fonts, or the full range of Google fonts, for each and any Title Element. You can also assign any Variant the font offers, and with the other Title Element options, there’s now virtually nothing you can’t do with the display of Titles.
Museo Slab 400
Din Bold 400
Devonshire Latin 400
Englebert Latin 400
Georgia Serif 700
Amatic Bold 700
Codystar Latin 300
Jaldi Bold 700
Mate SC 400
Sonsie One 400
2 NEW AVADA PREBUILT SITES
Restaurant & Taxi
Avada 6.2 also sees the release of two new, professionally designed demos, each unique in purpose and built entirely using the Avada Advanced Options Network, Theme Options and Design Elements. Additionally, several new Layouts and Layouts Sections have been utlized in the demos, showcasing the power of the Avada Theme Builder.
Releasing new demos regularly, that you can rely on for your marketing and branding projects, is vital to us and our customer base. All demos are imported at the click of a button, and with the introduction of a new Demo Filter, they are now easier to find than ever.
This stylish and classy demo adds another food based demo to the collection and highlights the use of the Theme Builder with several Custom Layouts.
The Taxi Demo is bold and stylish, and utilizes a Custom Global Footer, and Single Post and 404 Error page Layouts.
A lot of time and effort go into the big new features of any new release, but we also remember to focus on the small things. There are many small additions and fixes with Avada 6.2, keeping the theme up to date with third party plugins, and improving minor features across the theme.
Font Awesome 5.12.0
Font Awesome has now been updated to v5.12.0 for use with Avada.
Avada 6.2 is compatible with the latest WooCommerce v3.9
Avada & Fusion Builder are both now fully compatible with PHP version 7.4
Updated Container Element
The Container Element has been updated to include Link Options.
Gutenberg Block Styles
You can now turn Gutenberg Block Styles on or off in Avada Theme Options
You can now filter and search for the demo you need in the Avada Dashboard.
Rome Was Not
Built In a Day
The Avada Theme Builder is a huge new feature in Avada 6.2, and adds an incredible amount of flexibility to your page design. But good things are never simple, and this was a huge structural change and coding challenge. And we are not finished yet! A Header Builder will be added to the Theme Builder in the next release, and further down the road, WooCommerce Layouts will also be added to the mix, continually improving the capabilities of the Theme Builder to control every aspect of page design and layout.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and so we have decided to release the Theme Builder in stages, and give you something amazing to look forward to in the coming months…
The Complete List of Avada 6.2
New Features, Fixes and Improvements
The whole team here at ThemeFusion work tirelessly to bring you the very best page building experience available, and we stand firmly behind our endeavours, and are proud to say that we believe in what we have delivered and think it to be the best on the market.
In true Avada fashion, below is a full, comprehensive and detailed outline of what we have fixed, improved and added to Avada in its 6.2 release.
Avada Theme Builder engine for creating fully custom layouts for all kinds of post types and all kinds of site sections
Custom Footer Builder allowing for complete freedom in footer building, site-wide or page specific, as part of the Avada Theme Builder
Single posts, single portfolio posts and archive pages Builder as part of the Avada Theme Builder
404 Page Builder for fully custom design, as part of the Avada Theme Builder
Search Page Builder as part of the Avada Theme Builder
Page Title Bar Builder as part of the Avada Theme Builder
Added several Theme Builder elements: Content, Archive Content, Pagination, Author, Related Posts, Comments, Featured Image Slider, Project Details
Added custom icon set feature to icon pickers; any custom IcoMoon package can be installed
Added Widget element, for single widget addition to post contents and live widget editing
Added Search element to Fusion Builder for creating a search form anywhere on your pages
Added Breadcrumb element to Fusion Builder for easy usage anywhere on your pages
Added full design integration with the v2 views version of The Events Calendar 5.0
Added possibility to edit saved library elements directly in Avada Live Builder
Added font family option to the Title element
A second layout and lots of styling options have been added to the Countdown element
Added link, link target, hover colors, background border and animation type options to the Icon element
Added autoplay, smooth height, slideshow speed, margin and alignment options to the Slider element
Added CSS filter options to the Image element
Added link and link hover color options to the Container element
Added sensitivity setting to control the change in 100% height scrolling sections
Added image link option to the Before & After Image element
Added filters to the demo import screen for easier search of fitting demos
Added margin options to Avada’s Widget Options setup
Added a Theme Option to control the loading of block editor relevant styles
Layout sections and custom icon sets can now be individually imported from supporting demos
Added possibility to import ConvertPlus modules on demo import
Added background and text color options (incl. hover styles) to the “Load More Button” settings
Added structured data to the FAQ element
Added icon size option to the Separator element
Added Twitch, Mixer and Discord to social links
Added the Avada option UI to Fusion Slider slide panels
Added dynamic data options specific to the new layout builder
Added animation options to the Title element
Added content alignment option to Events element
Added possibility to add new library elements directly from the admin screen
Added possibility to edit taxonomies of posts and CPTs directly in Avada Live Builder
Added custom fonts to font families drop-down in the Avada Live Builder inline editor
Added easy live search for font families to the Avada Live Builder inline editor
Added Modal Text Link element to the Avada Live Builder inline editor
Added a new date option to dynamic data, e.g. for easier copyright text creation in site footers
Added a filter (fusion_custom_icons) for easy addition of custom icon sets to the icon pickers
Added a preference to Avada Live Builder to turn on/off CSS filter options
Allow HTML in the content area of the Popover element
Added markup filters to all elements for easier output manipulation
Compatibility with WooCommerce 3.9
Google fonts subsets don’t load correctly when using CDN mode
Undefined variable notice on CPTs
Form placeholder texts not using body font family in all cases
Page title bar background image not being correctly removed from front-end when removed from Theme Options
Compatibility issue with “All Products for WooCommerce Subscriptions” plugin where selected choice reset after variation change
Compatibility issue with “WooCommerce YITH Mini Cart Popup” plugin, where the quantity buttons were missing
WooCommerce My Account dropdown in main menu sometimes disappearing on auto fill values for login
H3 titles in tabs not using correct font settings on WooCommerce single product pages
Horizontal tabs border colors wrong in mobile mode on WooCommerce single product pages
WooCommerce cart and checkout button styling being incorrect if Fusion Builder is disabled
WooCommerce single product page tabs background color being controlled by wrong Theme Option
Column spacing not correctly working on Portfolio archive grids
Equal heights not working on Portfolio taxonomies
Post offset option not working in Portfolio element
Next/previous post pagination page option not working correctly
Image lazy loading not working when JS compiler is used
PHP notice in Fusion Slider template
Blog category page title bar Theme Option not working
PHP warning due to a compatibility issue with PolyLang plugin
WordPress “Show comments cookies opt-in checkbox” not correctly working
Minor issue with Fusion notices setup
PHP notice on default 404 page if Checklist element is disabled
Removed “Default” option from 100% width Page Options on CPTs
Side navigation template click setting not working correctly
Site Width Theme Option setting being set to 100% causing a spacing issue on posts content when sidebars are used
Dynamic CSS file being loaded in head, if file mode isn’t used, even if styles are set to be loaded in footer
Sliding bar disappearing for logged-out users on smaller browser width
Heading and Caption background color options showing, even if the background options are disabled
Header background image being doubled on headers v2 and v3, if using transparent top header and a header bg image which is transparent itself
Featured image and sliders taxonomy not correctly being copied when cloning a Fusion Slider slide
Responsive typography interfering with Slider Revolution headings and headings in LayerSlider element
Text flow option of Icon element causing placement issues when icon is added inline in the middle of a text paragraph
Some minor styling issues in the User element
Lift up effect hover overlap issue on columns when using CSS filters
CSS hover filters not being applied to Nested Column element if a column link is set
Some dynamic data options showing in contexts where they are not available
Not all background position settings being correct when using radial gradient direction
Flip Boxes element resize event being triggered on page scroll
YouTube videos not always covering the full height of the container, when used as Container element background videos
Dynamic content not working as a set value with respect to option dependencies
Multiple bulk image uploads in Gallery element leading to some images missing from gallery
Responsive typography not being correctly applied to rotational and highlighted text parts of the Title element
Border radius not working on Nested Column element when a gradient background color is used
Column positioning issue in some cases on RTL layouts
Transparent background not correctly working for Testimonial element main content area
Compatibility issue with Yoast SEO key phrase detection
PHP notice in Popover element
Image selection being incorrect in Image element when using image and lightbox image and re-editing after initial page save
Events element infinite scroll not working if Portfolio element is disabled
Content Boxes element animations being doubled in some cases
Audio element always looping, even if turned off (WP core bug)
Border radius not working in Tagline element
PHP notice in Widget Area element
Avada Live Builder showing featured image options even if not enabled on the CPT
Not all the latest demo Theme Options showing in Avada Live Builder
Loader not correctly removed after partial refresh for masonry layouts in Avada Live Builder
JS error on WooCommerce Shop page in Avada Live Builder
Image option dependencies not always working correctly in Avada Live Builder
Anchors not always being correctly added when using the Avada Live Builder inline editor
Dynamic data in some cases falling back to static values when other options get updated in Avada Live Builder
Avada Live Builder UI getting stuck when changing history event while a Nested Column element is open
Gradient background colors being auto added to Nest Column element, if the gradient is set on the parent Column element
Image drag and drop re-ordering not working in the Image Carousel element in Avada Live Builder
Minor issue with rendering of a few elements inside of a Modal element in Avada Live Builder
Images not being auto attached to the currently edited post when using the upload button in Post Slider element in Avada Live Builder
Post status option not working correctly in Blog and Recent Posts elements in Avada Live Builder
Issue with element in element query data on AJAX calls in Avada Live Builder
Transparent colors can’t be correctly set through the color picker on gradient colors in Avada Live Builder
HubSpot forms not rendering correctly when used as part of other elements, like Text element in Avada Live Builder
Vimeo element not working when using px values in the dimension fields in Avada Live Builder
Exit Avada Live Builder links redirecting to post instead of category when editing taxonomy pages
WP admin bar toolbar loaded on some redirects to pages in Avada Live Builder
JS error happening in some cases in repeater options in Avada Live Builder
Related posts/projects disappearing in Avada Live Builder when changing options on single posts/portfolio posts
Checklist element padding not being correct in Avada Live Builder when editing WooCommerce product summary
Column element controls color being incorrect i wireframe mode of Avada Live Builder
“Interior content width” option missing for single portfolio posts in Avada Live Builder
Performance issue because of too frequent re-rendering in tiny MCE editor in Avada Live Builder
CSS filter options effecting controls styling in wireframe mode of Avada Live Builder
Backup font changes not triggering save button in Avada Live Builder
Custom container name being incorrectly positioned when using element dialogs in Avada Live Builder
Completely revamped and improved out responsive typography setup for better performance
Redesigned the UI of icon pickers
Changed setup of category and tag options in Fusion Builder elements to improve performance on sites with lots of categories and tags
Page Options structuring has been renewed for a more intuitive workflow
Added our custom post type taxonomies to the block editor edit screens
Added a custom class to allow URL params in anchor links without reloading the entire page
Added ARIA labels to portfolio masonry layout links for easier accessibility
Menu highlight labels are now dynamically sizing according to menu font size
Restructured some Theme Option tabs and updated several option descriptions and dependencies for better usability
Changed data structure of Fusion Page Options for better loading/saving performance
Added custom scrollbars to Avada Live Builder UI
“To Top” button settings now live update in Avada Live Builder
Avada Live Builder element tabs now fit better on smaller sidebar widths
UI for the language switcher in Avada Live Builder is now better
Added a loading spinner when adding elements from the library in Avada Live Builder
Added the woocommerce_after_shop_loop_item action to the Fusion Builder WooCommerce elements for 3rd party plugin compatibility
UI adjustment for Nested Column element inside a Container element with CSS filters for better controls selection
UPDATED: All Theme Option default values have been updated to reflect a clean and modern design
UPDATED: Structured data for breadcrumbs is now using JSON-LD format
UPDATED: Removed deprecated WPML constants
UPDATED: Made sure select2 library styling is compatible with WooCommerce 3.8.1+ and fixed a few general styling issues
UPDATED: Font Awesome now is on version 5.12 offering 1553 icons
UPDATED: ie11CustomProperties.js script to latest version
UPDATED: Deprecated and replaced usage of avada_jetpack_is_mobile() function
COMPLETE FREEDOM TO CREATE ANYTHING