Important Update Info

12/16/2015

Avada 3.9 is a major update that has many added features, options and code improvements. Please carefully read the information below when updating. To view our important update information for past updates, click here.

Avada v3.9 Important Information

1. Always Clear Various Forms of Cache

This is very important. When you update your theme files, it is possible that browser, plugin or server cache can be responsible for loading old files or settings. This can cause visual issues that may appear to be a major problem, but are not. Always make sure to clear all forms of cache from your browser, server or plugins like W3 Total Cache.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Clearing your cache should be a regular part of your update process. View our general cache information that describes the various forms of cache and how to clear them.

2. WooCommerce Cart / My Account Dropdown Now Follow Dropdown Width Theme Option

The WooCommerce menu cart dropdown width and my account menu dropdown width is now controlled by the dropdown width theme option for main and top menu in theme options > menu tab.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
More control! You can now control the width of the cart and my account dropdowns like the other menu dropdowns. The default value has bene put in place to ensure it is wide enough to display the content in each area, but you can adjust it to fit your needs.

3. Footer Column Centering Is Now Fully Centered

In Avada 3.8.8 we added a footer centering option that would center the footer column content. However if you used more then one column, it did not fully center each column, only the content inside of each column. This option is meant to center each column fully, so if you have 3 columns, then each column will be 100% footer width and all content inside will be centered.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
When you update to v3.9, if you are using this footer centering option, you will now have the entire footer columns centered in the footer width. So each footer column will be 1/1.

View Archive For Previous Update Notes

General Update Information

1. It Is Always Recommended To Backup Your Current Setup

It’s always a good idea to make sure that you have a current backup of your web site, including your wp-content folder, your wp-config.php file, and your .htaccess file in your WordPress installation folder, and a copy of your WordPress database. You can use these to revert back to your original site if something unforeseen happens during the update process. If you are not familiar with how to do this yourself, there are several plugins available that completely automate that process for you, such as: UpDraft Plus and WordPress Backup Buddy

If you are using the Revolution Slider and have added custom css, please make a backup of the styles because those will be removed when you update. You can also backup your Fusion Theme Options on the Backup tab in Appearance > Theme Options > Backup.

2. Do Not Keep Older Copies of The Theme In WP Theme Folder

You should completely remove all previous Avada theme folders before adding the new updated theme folder, or you could end up with WP path issues, etc.

3. Do Not Rename The Theme Folder

If you rename your theme folder when you update, then the path is no longer valid. WordPress stores menus and widget settings and some other settings by folder path. You need to rename your theme folder back to what it was before, and your settings, menus, widgets will be restored. Make a copy of your current theme folder before you upload the new theme.

4. Reset Browser Cache, Server Cache And Plugin Cache

It is always recommended to reset your browser, plugin, and server cache when you update. Visual issues may happen and more often than not, its caused by caches, and they need to be emptied. Each browser allows you to remove cookies, history and other data. If your theme or Fusion Core version is not updated after uploading the new files, it is due to a server-side caching system. Some hosting providers have server-side cache systems installed to optimize the speed of content delivery, please clear any server-side cache or ask your host to do it. This is also true for google pagespeed setups or cloudflare setups.

5. Update Child Theme

If you have copied template files from parent theme to child theme. Please make sure to revert to parent theme first to confirm if the issue exists there too. If it doesn’t, please update the templates copied to child theme with the parent theme.

6. Required & Recommended Plugins Must Be Updated

When you update the theme, you will see a notification message in your admin telling you the required and recommended plugins need to be updated. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the plugin updates. Our Fusion Core plugin is the only required plugin and it has to be installed and activated for theme features to work. Make sure you are always using the most recent version of the Fusion Core plugin. You will be prompted to install it upon installing or updating your theme. If you dismiss the prompt or do not see it, then you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins page and install the plugin that way. Every time you update the theme, the plugin also needs updated.

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