Each new update brings new features and we like to let our users know everything they can expect. This section below will always contain the latest information for each update. Below is an update guide that lets you know what to expect when updating Avada from an older version to the latest.
Use The Guide Below To See Which Version Pertains To You
- If you are using Avada 1.0 to 3.0, please read #1-7
- If you are using Avada 3.1 or higher, then please note #5-7
1. Reset Browser Cache - It is always recommended to reset your browser, plugin, server cache when you update. Visual issues may happen, its only cache that needs emptied. Each browser allows you to remove cookies, history and other data.
2. Widgets Inactive - Upon updating to v2.1.3 or higher, your widgets will be placed in the inactive boxes. They are not deleted, you simply need to drag & drop them back into your sidebars.
3. New Theme Options - Due to over 100 new theme options, its recommended that you go through each tab and set any options that are not already set. For example, a very important option is the new line-height values on the Typography tab. Set the default values.
4. Revolution Slider Styles - If you have added custom styles to the rev slider, always make a backup of them. The Avada styles will be included, but any custom styles you add yourself need to be backed up before you update the theme.
5. Fusion Core Plugin Must Be Installed/Activated – Our new shortcode generator is called Fusion Core, and it has to be installed and activated for your shortcodes to work. You will be prompted to install it upon updating your theme, if you are not, then you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins page accessible from wp-admin menu and install the plugin that way.
6. Backup Your Current Theme – It’s always a good idea to keep a backup of your current theme. Log on to your server or cpanel and make a copy of your current “Avada” theme folder to your computer. If needed, you can reload the previous version. Its also a good idea to backup your theme options. There is a “Backup” tab in theme options to export your settings. And always be sure to make a copy of your custom CSS field and tracking code.
7. Renaming Theme Folder – If you rename your theme folder when you update, you need to take note of this. WordPress stores menus and widget settings and some other settings by folder path. So if you change the name of the theme folder, then the path is no longer valid. You need to rename your theme folder back to what it was before, and your settings, menus, widgets will be restored. If you need to keep your previous theme folder, then simply make a copy of it before you upload the new theme
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