Avada 5.0 Building The Future

Our ambitious plans continue for 2016, the next major step is coming near and the excitement is building, literally! Avada 5.0 includes something incredible that has been worked on for a very long time and plays a vital role in site creation. The brand new Fusion Builder.

Avada 5.0 is now live and is FREE to anyone who has purchased a license in the past. Comments are now turned off on this post as all new ones are support questions, please use our ticket system for any questions you have, sign up by following these steps.

We at ThemeFusion strive for simplicity in our product, yet at the same time have the continued goal of making Avada fully customizable from the ground up without having to be a web developer. A huge part of this relies on ThemeFusion’s proprietary page builder called Fusion Builder.

The Fusion Builder gives you a drag and drop, WYSIWYG visual editing experience. It makes it easy to create beautiful, unique web pages or posts.

Over the years we have had several feature, functionality and improvement requests for Fusion Builder from our 350,000+ user base.

To make Fusion Builder into the page builder that everyone requests, and the codebase our team envisions, we were required to be build it new from the ground up. This was a decision made back in 2015 and has been worked on by a portion of our team for a long time, and now the entire team is focusing on it to ensure it’s ready for our next major update, Avada 5.0.

We are extremely excited to bring you months and months of work that we feel has yielded the best page builder on the market!

When Fusion Builder releases with Avada 5.0, it will be its own separate plugin. First it will only be included with Avada only, but eventually it will be sold as its own stand alone product.

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While we are about to enter the beta phase, please note that some images you see below may change before the final release.

The New Fusion Builder

The new Fusion Builder was built with performance, ease of use, extendibility and modularity in mind. This is not only a page builder, it is going to serve as the backbone of many new products. Built with backbone.js, it is ridiculously fast, efficient and extremely fun to use.

Everything has been re-envisioned from top to bottom to ensure easy site building that is intuitive and extremely fast.

Oh and don’t worry, all of your previous pages and posts built with the current Fusion Builder will be converted over to the new Fusion Builder upon updating to Avada 5.0!

Read below for a portion of our favorite highlights and previews of what the new Fusion Builder will include. This is only a sample of what truly lies under the hood of Fusion Builder.

Entirely Re-Built Codebase From Top To Bottom

Fusion Builder has been completely re-built from the ground up. This includes the backend code to the all important user interface. While time consuming, this has allowed us to do whatever we want with it now, and into the future.

The speed at which it operates is a minimum 10x faster than its predecessor. One of the main goals for the codebase was to ensure it is built for speed, regardless of the overall page size.

fusion builder codebase

The beneficial speed enhancements and squeaky clean codebase are highly important, but the user interface is what truly makes this into the best builder on the market. The user interface is the means by which you interact and use a digital product. It can make or break its success.

Our team has spent countless hours making sure every little detail of the user interface from the overall layout, to the controls, to the option editing is perfect.

And this is only the beginning.

The first version to release is purely a backend builder because we know that our 350,000+ customers are diverse. Many customers want backend editing only, and many want front end editing. The good news is Fusion Builder will have both! The magical codebase that runs it was built in such a way that it’s ready for anything we throw at it.

A front end version of the new Fusion Builder is already in the design phase and will quickly be in development after Avada 5.0 is released. In addition, Fusion Builder will not only be for Avada users, it will eventually by available for any WordPress theme.

Intuitive User Interface

The problem with most page builders is that you do not get enough room to build the page by being forced to edit within a sidebar of options, or the interface is so complicated that it takes several clicks to do one simple thing, or it is just so bad it makes you want to scream and smash your computer screen.

User interfaces can make or break a product, and we spent a lot of time making sure we got ours right. Below is a quick preview of a basic layout with no content added but containers and columns. Please click to enlarge the image.

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The first thing you will notice is that the new Fusion Builder looks fairly different from the old one, besides some similarities in column box controls. There is no longer a top control bar with columns / elements / pre built page tabs. While this may make some of you surprised and ask, “Why in the world did you do that?”. The answer is simple, it is no longer needed!

The new interface allows you to add anything, anywhere, anytime.

The new interface and process allows us to do things we simply could not do before. We take usability very seriously and have come up with a new system that we feel you will absolutely love.

We’ve even created a “start” page when building a new page or post that helps you get started. Below is an example of what you will see when starting a new page or post.

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We’ve done a lot of research and worked tirelessly on the new user interface for Fusion Builder making sure every detail is perfected for usability. Most builders, including our current Fusion Builder require you to drag and drop elements from a static top bar. They also require extra clicks to do something that can be done with less.

The new Fusion Builder cuts through all these problems and provides a clean and simple interface that allows you to quickly build pages even if you’ve never used a page builder before.

The hard work has definitely paid off with an interface that allows you to add anything, anywhere at anytime while building your page.

The below screenshot shows you a quick glimpse into this process. It is a column box in the middle of an entire page layout. Yet you can quickly see that you can easily add a new element, entire container or set of columns anywhere you are at on the page. This is a major time saver and will change the way you view Fusion Builder.

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The areas you see for + Container, + Column and + Elements are activation buttons that bring up modal windows for you to quickly select the item you wish to insert.

For example, when you click + Element you are presented with a popup window to choose any pre-built element or any custom element you have created (we will get into custom content later).

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It’s important to note that the we are now calling full width containers only containers, however they still act as they always have. This was a simple name change we felt was needed. With the way the new Fusion Builder works, it is always necessary for content to go inside of a container.

The process of building a page is Containers > Columns > Elements … you add containers first, then inside of containers go columns and inside of columns go elements (shortcodes). This is the process for page building and the proper way to do it so it can be used with any theme in the future. The user interface is built in such a way that makes this process easy and fullproof!

This is just a taste of the new user interface and only shows you a glimpse of what can be done. You really only truly understand the benefits of it once you start to use it, and we are extremely excited for when that time comes.

Fusion Builder Library & Custom Content

One of our top feature requests over the past 2 years has been the ability to save your own custom content. The new Fusion Builder will not disappoint in this area. We’ve added an entire “Library” section that allows you to manage all types of saved content. As you can see below, the Library button is always visible in the main control bar that sits above all content.

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When the Library button is clicked, it opens up a popup window that holds all various types of custom and pre-built content. The pre-built content is made up of our Avada demo pages (yes you can import individual pages from each demo which we will get into later!), the custom content is any content you save in your own layouts.

The Library function allows you to save any type of custom content such as entire page layouts, containers, columns or elements. Every item you see on the page has a save icon to click. Once the saved icon is clicked, you name it and it is added into the library.

Anything in the Library can be easily reused at anytime. Below is a screenshot of the Library window with custom containers we have saved.

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As you can see, the Library is organized into various sections through a main tab control bar up top. This control bar is familiar and used throughout the new Fusion Builder for a consistent user experience.

Another important feature to note is when you save your own page template, we provide you with options to manage them by editing or deleting the template. That alone is a great feature, but we also provide options for how the template loads on the page.

Often times you may already have a page started but want to add a different custom template you have created to save time. Fusion Builder allows you to choose how the content is added to the page by giving you 3 options; Replace All Content, Insert Above Current Content and Insert Below Current Content. The below screenshot shows you these options.

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The library is perfectly organized to match the overall functionality of the Fusion Builder. The process of how this works is exciting and truly changes how you will use Fusion Builder to create pages and posts.

This extremely important feature will give you tons of time back since you can save any type of content you build, and reuse it at anytime.

Sharing is Caring

With the amazing tools the new Fusion Builder offers, we believe content created with it should easily be able to be shared between customers, clients, etc. The Library saves all your custom content into corresponding sections, and we’ve built an import/export feature that allows you to export all of your saved content, and then import it in another installation.

Not only can you export the content, you can export each type of custom content individually. For example, if you only need to export your saved containers, you can export your saved containers and share that with someone else. Or if you wish, you can export everything at once.

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Building custom content through containers, columns, elements or entire pages and being able to share that content with other users is a big advancement for all Fusion Builder customers. The possibilities are endless.

Main Control Bar Is Always Visible

We’ve mentioned the top control bar has had a drastic design change, there are no longer different tabbed sections with column, elements, etc to drag and drop onto the page.

The new control bar is much smaller, yet does so much more. Due to this change, the main control bar can be constantly fixed on the screen so it’s always visible no matter if you are at the top, middle or bottom of the page.

This allows you to always have the main controls to use directly in front of you which eliminates the need to scroll back up top to do an action. This is a major time saver.

The screenshot below shows this in action. Take a look on the right side for the browser scrollbar. This is a very large layout and the current location is halfway down the page, yet the main control bar sticks to the top of the screen so you can always access it.

fusion_builder_sticky_control_bar

The main control bar is special in what it allows you to do. First off the builder page is always active, but has controls to access the library, collapse all sections at once, add custom css to the page, save the entire page as a template, delete all content, and control history states. All of this is uniquely setup in one single bar that allows you to quickly use each feature.

History State Control

While we’re talking about the main control bar, one of the most useful features on it is the “History States” icon. In most builders, you can go back or forth in your history states one at a time with a back arrow or a forward arrow. The new Fusion Builder has one history button that shows you a dropdown list of your last 30 actions so you can quickly jump back several states with one click.

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This addition allows you to not only go back in time, but leap back in time with a single click. the history state icon opens a dropdown box on hover and shows you the names of each action taken, so you can quickly and easily identify what state you need to return to. It’s awesome!

Custom CSS Per Page

A big request from our customer base has been to provide them with a way to insert custom CSS per page. Fusion Theme Options has a custom CSS field that will apply globally to every page or post, but the new Fusion Builder has a feature that allows you to apply CSS to a specific page only. Here is an example of what you will see.

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The main control bar has an icon that toggles the entire css field up and down. Any CSS entered into this field will only apply to that one page. It is always accessible with the sticky control bar and when you save a page template, the CSS will be saved with it.

Since the CSS is saved with the page template, it will also be imported to new pages when you start from a custom page template. If the page already has custom CSS, then the new CSS is appended to the existing CSS when you load a custom template on it.

Import Any Page From Any Demo

Yes you read that correctly! The new Fusion Builder allows you to import any single page from any Avada demo with just a few clicks. We are often asked by our customer base something like this …

“How do I use the Travel demo, but with the Cafe demo Contact us page?”.

Well, now you can very easily! Everything is saved and managed in the Fusion Builder Library, and for Avada users this also means single pages from all Avada demos.

Simply open the Library window and select the Demo tab, find the demo you want from the dropdown menu, and you will be presented with a full list of each page that demo contains. Find the page you want and click the load button … voila! Below shows you an example of the demo section in the Library window.

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This is a very cool feature and makes it easy to mix and match any Avada demo layouts.

If you want the full demo with all the pages, posts, fusion theme options, fusion page options, widgets, post types, etc (everything!) you will need to import the full demo from our Avada > Demos section. However, if you only need a single page from any of the demos, Fusion Builder is the way to go.

It is important to note that when you import a single page from a demo through the Fusion Builder, it gives you the page layout, page template from the page attributes box, fusion page options and image placeholders for the images.

This is done for technical and usability reasons. For example, Fusion Theme Options cannot import for a single page or those options would be applied to your entire site and override your current theme options.

The purpose of the single demo page import is to get the layout structure, along with page template and Fusion page Options. The purpose of importing a full demo from Avada > Demos is to get everything.

Nested Columns

Did someone say “nested columns”? Yes that’s right, we did. Nested columns have been a big request from the designers who use Avada. Nested columns allow you to insert more columns inside of other columns.

While that may not seem important, it opens up an entirely new world of design opportunities for page creation. For example, you can now have a 1/3 column on the left, a 2/3 column on the right that has a nested set of columns inside. This allows you to produce layouts like what you see below.

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Notice how the 1/3 column on the left goes the full height of the several columns on the right. And the columns on the right have one main 2/3 column at the top, then a set of 1/3 columns below. The possibilities with nested columns are virtually endless. By the way, that design example above is from a new Avada demo that is being created.

To access the nested columns, click the + Element button inside of any column, the popup window will display. At the top are 3 tabs; Elements (these are our pre-built shortcodes), Library Elements (these are your custom saved elements), and Nested Columns. The nested columns tab also shows a set of pre-built column combinations to save you time. Below is a screenshot for how they look inside the new Fusion Builder.

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More Incredible Features That Make This The Best Page Builder

We are only highlighting a few of the major features, but wanted to also give you a glimpse into many of the other amazing features that we’ve built into the new Fusion Builder.

Containers can now be custom named. Simply click on the name “Containers” and you can start typing a new name directly on the page. This allows you to easily identify what that section is, which is very helpful on large pages with several containers. Each container can also be collapsed with a single click. This is extremely useful for saving screen real estate.

The collapse option paired with custom container naming saves a lot of time and keeps everything organized and clean. Oh, and the main control bar offers an option to “collapse all” containers on a single page at one time. This is extremely useful for reorganizing page content. Collapse all sections on the page, then simply drag and drop different containers into your desired place. Boom!

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Column resizing is no longer done with a + and – icon, just like history states, column resizing has a popup box that allows you to choose any size column we offer with a single click. There is no longer a need to click the + button several times to make a 1/6 column into a 1/1 column. Major time saver.

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Elements that contain child elements, for example Tabs, have an entirley new user interface that is much easier to use. Each child element can now be reorganized into position via drag and drop. For example, if you have a tab element on your page and it contains 3 different tab sections, you can now easily drag and drop all 3 into your desired order.

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And each child element is custom named based off the content you enter, so it’s very easy to know which child element it is. This new feature applies to any element that offers child items (tabs, content boxes, toggles, checklist, counter circles & boxes, etc.)

In addition, we now offer full sets of pre-built column combinations when adding both containers and columns to the page, including nested columns. Avada allows for up to 6 columns, so the pre-built column combinations are a big time saver when building your page. Simply click + Container or + Column buttons and you are presented with pre-built column combinations and your custom saved combinations to quickly insert with a single click.

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The new Fusion Builder comes with a set of global options that allow you to enable or disable any element. If you are not using the toggle element, simply disable it and it is gone. These global options also hold the import and export feature for all your custom content.

Lastly a huge request has been to allow Fusion Builder to be used on custom post types. In the global settings area, you can easily enable or disable Fusion Builder for any registered post type. Each post type will get a check box to click so you can quickly manage if the Fusion Builder is used on them or not.

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There are many more things that make the new Fusion Builder simply amazing, and we are extremely excited to bring this new product to our Avada customers first, then to the rest of the theme market.

Future Plans for Fusion Builder

Fusion Builder 1.0 is simply the beginning of an amazing product that is going to continue and get better and better. One of our main goals was to create it in such a way that it’s modular and extendible.

There will be entire sets of add ons that you can use with Fusion Builder. We are already working with 3rd party developers to start and build an add on library. While this may take time, and only come to fruition once Fusion Builder is released as a stand alone product, the benefit for what this will do for our customers is simply amazing.

Any developer who wishes to take part in the major Avada ecosystem will now be able to by creating new add ons for the Fusion Builder. The possibilities are endless.

Future plans for Fusion Builder are solidified. The initial release is for our Avada customers, but that is only the beginning and our team is thrilled and extremely excited about continued development of this product.

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Conclusion

Avada 4.0 brought us the new Fusion Theme Options Panel with a user interface that our customers love and saves a lot of time while building a site. Avada 5.0 that includes the new Fusion Builder shines in this area as well and makes everything easier, faster and more efficient.

We’re very excited to be bringing you the new Fusion Builder, it contains months and months of development, blood sweat and tears. But the new Fusion Builder is not all, Avada 5.0 includes several other features and improvements that make your life easier. And this truly is only the beginning.

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  1. damadorpl

    congrats – you make the same way as themeco with their X theme – good move – more competitors = better products 🙂

    • Luke

      Thanks for the comments! Although we are much different than ThemeCo when you start to look at the details, but none the less you are right about better products 😉

  2. Ammar S.

    Best Builder Ever!
    The perks of beta testing, I am sure everyone of you out there is going to love 5.0 😀

    • Luke

      Yeah buddy 🙂

      • Ray

        Hey,

        is there a release date on version 5.0 yet?

        • Luke

          Hello!

          It’s always hard to put an exact date on a release, especially a major one like Avada 5.0, lots of things come up during beta testing and our #1 priority is to ensure an easy and solid update. Right now we are looking at middle of August but cannot promise that. One thing I can promise is our entire team is working around the clock to get this amazing update out.

  3. Great news, looking forward to it – when do you expect it to be released? BTW – you have  a broken link in the post https://theme-fusion.com/avada-5-0-is-landing-soon/

    • Luke

      Thanks! Links being fixed.

      We like to keep our customers informed and up to date about what is going on internally and when they can expect it. At the same time, the nature of development can change at the drop of a hat. So while we think it may be done in xx amount of days, it could take longer or shorter. Currently our estiamted release date for Avada 5.0 is the end of July, however please keep in mind that is estimated only and can be scheduled to change.

      Thanks again!

  4. Niculae Bucur Ion

    Promises a dream new theme.

    • Luke

      We try to stay away from promises 😉 However this new update is going to be awesome!

  5. Diego

    When is it being released?

    • Luke

      Hello!

      After beta testing, we put some details about it in the post. It will release once we are done with testing and are confident it is ready.

      Thanks!

  6. Tony Guerry

    I was hoping for the Importing of just one page from a different Demo into my site or another Demo download. Excellent!!

  7. Tony Guerry

    Hey Luke,

    Don’t want to squash the 5.0 party, but what happened to 4.1 or 4.2 versions?

    • Luke

      We decided that this update was not a 4.x update, it deserves a major release, hence changing it to Avada 5.0.

  8. Jason Harle

    YES!!! I LOVE Avada & Fusion Builder. Keep up the awesome work. The present is bright.. but the future looks brighter!

    • Luke

      Thank you very much, we will continue to push out game changing updates like this for our customers 🙂

  9. Jason Harle

    BTW.. any chance you’ll ever release a re-brandable version of Avada+Fusion Builder or even Fusion Builder on it’s own.. similar to Beaver Builder?

    • Luke

      Yep, it’s in the post, it talks about selling FB on it’s own after a certain time frame.

      Thanks!

  10. Luke Cavanagh

    The changes to Fusion Builder look really good.

  11. LIANG LI

    When can we test it with beta version?

    • Luke

      As soon as it’s ready, info about beta testing round 1 is at the bottom of the Avada 5.0 post

  12. LIANG

    Also I want the blog widget can be hidden in mobile device. thanks!

    • Luke

      The recent post widget? Currently the visibility options coming in v5 are for all Fusion Builder elements, not for widgets in sidebars. But if you put the widget on a page via the widget element, you can hide it that way 🙂

  13. Alex K

    Great JOB!!!

  14. Hi,

     

    I have just tried to use the Yoast Video sitemap addon for WordPress SEO by Yoast and it seems that pages built with fusion builder do not play nicely with all of Yoast’s content analysis functions including the new content and readability and it can’t pick up videos that we insert either.

     

    He has a way for developers to pass the content to his plugin though with details here:

     

    https://kb.yoast.com/kb/can-i-add-data-to-the-page-analysis/

     

    Can you please implement this with your Avada theme or the Fusion Builder as Yoast plugins are extremely popular.

     

    Thanks,

    Dale.

     

    • Luke

      Hi Dale,

      More than likely this is already done with our new builder, it was built from the ground up. However I will post this to our dev team to check into, I cannot promise anything, especially for the first release in Avada 5.0, but if changes are needed for Yoast, and it is on our side, we will get it taken care of.

      Thanks!

  15. edge

    I hope the element css names won’t be much different, because it would a hassle to redo all my custom css (I have a lot).

    • Luke

      Hi Edge!

      Not sure if you’ve read our udpate notes in the past or blog posts, but css names only changed in one update, and that was 3.8. It will not happen again.

      Thanks

  16. Every new product is expected of you fans around the world! Thank you!

  17. Corrado

    I’m really happy for this update.

    I am a very satisfied customer for many years and given the continued product development I wanted to ask if you could integrate the svg files in an automatic. We make extensive use in our projects because of the retina screens and it would be nice that you could automatically import.
    Thanks so much!!!

    • Luke

      Hello Corrado!

      We’ve made several improvements for retina for our grid layouts, and a few other shortcodes. more are also coming soon. This would be best if you could open a ticket at the link below and speak directly to one of our staff members so we can get this sorted out and recorded if necessary.
      http://theme-fusion.com/support-ticket/

      Thanks!

  18. Jon J

    Looks great, how seamlessly will a site built using 4.0 be able to update to 5.0?  Will it work straight out of the gate, or will some rebuilding using the new builder be required?

    • Luke

      No rebuilding will be required, any old page built using Fusion Builder will be converted over to the new Fusion Builder format 🙂

  19. AlexeyNN

    Great News!

    New Fusion Builder looks much better!

    But how the update of Fusion Builder will works for previous version one? Should I will recreate all my saved templates?

    • Luke

      Thanks! All your previous pages will be converted over to the new builder format. So from there if you want to save any as custom templates, you can just click the save button and rename them, they will go straight to your library and be saved.

  20. Exciting post.
    There’s some developments here that are just awesome.

    Love the idea of saving parts of a page to a Library, importing a page of a Demo, using the Builder on any Custom Post, and the fact that the file size of the theme will be smaller. Plenty of other pluses as well.

    It’s all pointing towards a product that is just getting better and better with every release!

    • Luke

      Thank you Keely! We fully agree, our team has been working hard on this and it’s finally coming to fruition. Many exciting things ahead of this!

  21. addvertiseUK

    I absolutely love the new Features and additions you have made with Fusion Builder. I am well and truly excited and cannot wait for it to be released. While reading through this page i can virtually see time being shaven off my web design process all thanks to the fact that you guys listen and respond to positive criticism to help better Avada.

    Well done guys from the happy designers at http://www.addvertise.co.uk

     

    • Luke

      While reading through this page i can virtually see time being shaven off my web design process

      Thank you for the kind words! That is what it is all about for u, we want to make it as easy and seamless as possible for our customers. After all, saving time is saving money 🙂

  22. Am I dreaming?

    everything I wished to work pages with AVADA you guys are about to implement in 5.0

    So go ahaed, I love this theme and the support-team even more.

    Hamburg, Germany

    Hans

    • Luke

      You are not dreaming, this has become a reality! Thanks Hans!

  23. arcweb

    Fusion Builder in custom post types – this is huge for us. Looking forward to it!

  24. Man,that´s a great news, it’s very beautiful, is apparently good practice, I can not wait to install it here, Grats!!!

  25. Excellent job! Can’t wait! You continue to turn GREAT into AMAZING!

    • Luke

      Thanks Russ! We are excited about 5.0 and the future plans it’s going to bring shortly after 🙂

  26. mrsnak

    Well, I’m now in a world of hurt from two failed updates on 2 sites, 3.9 to 4.0.

    Lost all my formatting, so now have to rebuild both sites from notes.
    Lost Fusion Builder in the process.

    Support is overloaded, so I’m assuming others are having an issue.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      If you lost formatting and had failed updates, I assure you something was not followed correctly. We update evert 4-6 weeks for over 230,000 customers. If there were issues from our theme that caused that, we’d be out of business 🙂

      If you need help or have questions, submit a ticket to our support team and we will gladly help.

      Thanks!

  27. 2TD

    sounds great! will i have any issues with older sites already built? shortcodes, etc? How will these be integrated in? I know one past update broke every toggle in my site and the 3.8 css renaming was a nightmare. I just want to make sure that all the sites i’ve already developed will not break the second i update 🙁

    • Luke

      All pervious pages built with the new builder will be converted over when you update. That is part of the process and part of why we beta test with 200 customers for 4 weeks to ensure we miss nothing 🙂

  28. Great new logo. Look forward to the release!

  29. alex

    avada have one problem , its have large css size , in this version please change in core avada , if user not want some features in some page on fusion builder , css unused delete it from loading

     

    • Luke

      Actually you must not be using our CSS compiler, it compiles it all into one file 🙂 It’s in theme options > advanced area.

      • alex

        hi , please see this address
        more 70% css unused is loaded my page. i enabled compiler css. but i have few css ( not only one) i have rtl css.

        url for test :
        https://unused-css.com/
        avada is very powerful and best theme in wordpress , Always love it avada , but on this version please Focus in speed , more webmaster love fast theme.
        thank you for good support
        best regards

        • Luke

          Hi Alex,

          Something is not right here, please signup and submit a ticket to our support staff so we can look further into it: https://theme-fusion.com/avada-doc/getting-started/avada-theme-support/

          Also make sure you are up to date with Avada and WP … and that the extra CSS is coming from Avada and not from other plugins.

          But best to open a ticket with our team as we cannot provide support here in blog comments.

          Thanks!

  30. Lukasz Szmigiel

    Hey,

    I always use Fusion Builder extensively to build advanced layouts and use custom CSS to achieve this. I had only one minor problem with one website (out of 3 being updated if I recall correctly) that suffered from 4.0 update.

    Could you elaborate a bit on the 4 -> 5 update process in relation to advanced layouts built with Fusion Builder? I’m mostly worried about classes naming conventions which if changed may break the layout.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Are you referring to each FB element, like a button shortcode, having a custom class or IF? If so, all of that will still transfer over. All options are the same, so if you entered a class name in your layouts for elements, when the page is converted it will keep that class name. So as long as you have your custom CSS in theme options that matches your custom names or ids’ all will be well.

  31. ksin303

    I’ve always been a great fan of Avada and the page builder itself. I always wondered one thing: why am I not able to put a column inside another, like I can width full-width->1/2 etc…

    Example: if I want do divide an 1/2 in another 1/2, I have to use the content boxes element, which is taking things one level deeper – inside that element I can’t use the page builder.

    Howewer I figured out that if I create a blank page, and I design the stuff there with the page builder, I can copy the child 1/2 into a parent 1/2 in html view, and in most cases it works just fine when clicking back the page builder.

    My question is whether I’m that lame and there’s a simple solution for this, or some similar thing is about to happen in 5.0?

    Thank you, and I’m very excited about your work!

     

     

    • Luke

      Yes, they are called “nested columns” and are built into the new Fusion Builder 🙂 See the section on the post titles “Nested Columns”

      Thanks!

  32. Wonderfull!!!!!

    But… When do you intend to integrate avada with autoresponders like Infusion or Mailchimp?

    Imagine all these type of functions and layout with landing pages capabilities!!!!

    Today I’m using Avada with OptimizePress.. I do really belive that I need just one of it. 🙂

    Don’t you think so?

    After it yo you can develop an Avada Members plugin or extension. Just keep wondering what this could become… (lol)

    • Luke

      Thanks for the comments! We have plans for newsletter elements that work with all major services like mailchimp, InFusion, etc. We have plans for it all 😀 But unfortunately can only do so much per update. These major updates of 2016 (4.0 and now the upcoming 5.0) have been significant in the way of how they chnage Avada for the future. The items in them are so big that we have to purely focus on them. But never fear, more stuff as you are asking is coming!

      All of these things and more are coming, that much I promise. It’s only a matter of time 🙂

  33. aniston444

    I love you guys!!

  34. Eric James

    EDIT: original comment was removed

    • ThemeFusion Staff

      Very sorry but we had to edit your comment based off the fact that it was barely readable, and every other word was the F word. We apologize you feel this way and implore you to learn how to communicate like a normal human being.

      Best of luck 🙂

  35. Oborahan

    Hi,

    As the beta user of Avada 5.0 would like to thanks to all team. It deserves to say “Amazing”

    It is really 10x faster, whole system completely has a new breathe, Thanks again.

    • Luke

      Thank you for this real world feedback! And this is only beta 1, it will only improve by the time we are ready for release!

      Cheers!

  36. Hi Guys

    I have hard coded fusion builder code into my custom php pages as it calls infor from a CRM to populate. How will this be affected with the new Fusion Builder? Will it still run the existing fusion builder code?

     

    Many thanks

    • Luke

      Hello!

      This will depend on many factors, most of which how you originally implemented it. There is no way of telling unless it is tried sicne we do not ahve a system like that setup. May I suggest you sign up for beta testing? You can find the link below:
      https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/avada-beta-testing/

      You need to be a registered user of our site to be able to access the forums, but I’d suggest signing up for beta and testing it out 🙂

      Cheers!

  37. spirittlk

    OMG! I Loved you already but now I love you even more! Libraries! Custom CSS per page? Columns within columns! I am in heaven! Thank you, thank you for the best.theme.EVER!!!!!

  38. Wow! Can’t wait for this! I’ve only just started using Avada on my site (http://www.patchesoft.com/) and I was blown away with all the different options. Now that you guys have announced these new options, I’m really excited!

     

    Thanks you for all your hard work!

    • Luke

      Awesome, thanks for the comment! We are excited too!

  39. Oliver Zeiger

    Hi,

    thank you for AVADA. It´s the best theme I´ve ever worked with and I build various layouts with it for my customers. I´m very excited about the new Master Update 5.0.

    I have one suggestion for a future version. Would it be possible to add a little bit more functions and design possibilitys for the menu? Or something like a “Header-Designer”?

    Thank you for your excellent work!

    Oliver

     

    • Luke

      Thanks Oliver, we appreciate it!

      Yes we have plans for more design options for the menu and header, we may even be able to sneak something in v5.0 that we’ve been working on. We’ll see!

  40. Hi,

    Looks great!  How’s the translations going?  My client would want an interface in Norwegian, and not English 🙂

    • Luke

      Hello!

      You can already fully translate Avada into any language you wish 🙂

      thanks!

      • I ment the GUI and such? 🙂 Don’t have the time to translate the GUI for the client myself, sorry.

        • Luke

          By the GUI (graphical user interface) I assume you are referring to our theme options, page options and backend of WP in general, correct? Yes all of that is already translatable in Avada v4+ now, and has been for quite some time (since 3.7 I believe?).

          If you are only asking about the new Fusion Builder, the answer to that is also yes 🙂 The new Fusion Builder will be fully translatable.

          Thanks!

  41. Marco

    Something missing in Avada until now, which I’am hoping to see in 5.0 is “Image Captions”. The ability to write text ON the picture. This is no way to do it right now.

    A competitor Enfold have very useful and advanced Image Caption, which could explain what I mean. Do you believe the new builder will have that function in the Image-Frame element?

    • Luke

      Hello Marco!

      Enfold is a cool theme, and we love its author Kriesi! He’s a great guy. Do you know that captions are available now? For example you can do something like this: http://d.pr/i/nm0Z … that is done with a background image in a column iwth text at the bottom, each column can have it’s padding controlled on all sides and any text content on top, so in theory you can do many different styles of captions in Avada already. With that being said, yes we do have plans to add more features and options for image captions that work directly witih WP image meta data. Coming soon!

      Thanks!

  42. I really enjoy the 4.2 Theme and am looking forward to the 5.0.

    One thing I would like to do is edit and update my site using my iPad Pro. Presently it doesn’t let me do this. Will 5.0 have the capability to work on a tablet?

    • Luke

      Hello James!

      What portions of the site are not editable on iPad Pro? It should work without issue, there may be some responsiveness items that make controls fall to two lines instead of one, but it should still be editable.

      However, for building a page using any page builder, it is recommend to use a normal desktop computer, but tablets can still be used if desired, it is just recommended to use desktop or laptop computers over tablets, because of screen real estate.

      Thanks!

  43. What about bog layout?

    will you support bog layout for custom post type?

    I purchased twice… but no more because of no support about blog layout of Custom post type..

    Please reply me…So i can wait ver.5.0

    Thanks.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      There must be a misunderstanding because fusion builder can most definitely be used on blog post types. We have several demos that use it already. If you need help, submit a ticket here: http://theme-fusion.com/support-ticket/

      So yes it is currently supported in the live version of Fusion Builder, and will also be supported in the new upcoming Fusion Builder.

      Thanks!

      Thanks

      • What about bog layout?

        will you support bog layout for custom post type?

        I purchased twice… but no more because of no support about blog layout of Custom post type..

        Please reply me…So i can wait ver.5.0

        Thanks.

        • Luke

          Yes the new FB is compatible with any registered post type 🙂

  44. Hm… THanks for reply…

    But I asked about Custom Post type…

    I could not see the option about custom post type  for blog and custom Taxonomy shortcode?

    If I need your support, of course I can try it. BUt I have to know if it is nessary or not, right?

    So are you telling me Avada has already support for custom post type? I mean Display of blog layout..

    like shortcode [blog] [/blog].

    • Luke

      Yes the new FB is compatible with ANY registered post type 🙂

  45. migs

    Please, please, please make any popup windows large enough to not require scroll bars!

    There’s nothing more infuriating than having to scroll a modal window, especially if commonly used elements are below the bottom of the viewport.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      All popup modals (front and backend) span the full height of the screen being used on.

      There is nothing you can do if the screen you are using is not large enough to show all the options that something may contain. Therefor, a scroll bar shows up. That is just like a normal web page. For exa ple, why does a website contian a scrollbar? Because all the content does not fit on the screen at once, so you have to scroll to see it all.

      That is 100% normal and nothing can be done about that.

  46. Frank

    Do I see 5 columns? Yes I do. Awesome!
    This can not be done with Visual Composer.
    Can’t wait for Avada 5. Looks promising.

    • Luke

      Actually Avada has 6 columns and has for a few updates now 🙂 So you can use 1-6 columns on anything, even the megamenu!

  47. Christopher

    I’m excited for this! So quick after the 4.0 release. I’m not sure if this is a place to ask this question or add requests, but I was wondering if there are plans on the horizon for a dropdown or static login widget to be added to one of the navigation menus. I’ve seen this on several newer themes. Hovering over what appears to be a “Login” link in the navigation bar, causes a small dropdown login widget with username/email and password fields as well as a reset link (hooking into WP).

  48. It looks and sounds amazing. I’m already a huge fan, but it looks like I might become an even bigger fan. I can’t wait for the release!!

    • Luke

      Thanks you, we are humbled to hear that from you 🙂

  49. Nested Columns!

    That’s a feature I was looking for.

     

    • Luke

      Yes they will be amazing for design possibilities!

  50. Do you also plan some evaluation and variety of design possibilities for some of builder elements as toggles or tabs etc..

    • Luke

      Oh yes, after the base of the new Fusion Builder, we have a very special surprise in the future for another update.

      Thanks!

  51. Luke,

    Release date for this?  In the middle of a design and might just wait if it’s going to be a few days (for the nested columns).  Also, are there any new plugin or 3rd party integrations?  If so, what?

    • Luke

      Hey Matt!

      I wish I could give you one but it’s only estimated. We’re looking at end of July to middle of August right now. 5.0 is all about the new Fusion Builder, along with some nice new theme features, 3rd party integrations will not come in 5.0. Although, BuddyPress, Sensei are on our list for design integration. We look at it this way, as long as 3rd party plugins work with Avada, which they do and if they don’t we will look into it and fix it, then all is well. But we have some very exciting plans that have only just begun in 2016 🙂

      Thanks!

  52. Matt

    Hey Luke,

    Super excited. I remember before the fusion builder, you could nest columns within columns.

    That’s a great addition, as well as CSS per page. I have used many themes from theme forest and nothing comes close to Avada in term of ease of use and customization.

    There is one thing that has never really been changed in the avada updates, is that when using tables there is no way to add or remove rows without going into the code view and adding rows in the html. Food for though!

    A question I have is if you are selling Fusion 5 as a plugin, what then separates Avada from other themes then, apart from theme styling? The fusion builder is way better than any other builder I have used. I guess that is a top level decision to be made.

    Anyway I am really looking forward to the new builder.

    • Luke

      Hey Matt!

      Thanks for the comments!

      Yes nested columns were available before but only through the SC generator, and it was not perfect. Now it will be super easy through the builder UI with actual columns 🙂

      For regular tables, they will stay the same, but for pricing tables, here is a quick glimpse into what we are doing for 5.0: http://d.pr/i/yLHK

      Eventually we may add that for normal tables also but right now it will only be for pricing tables.

      on your next question, there may be some confusion here. Avada is what will be 5.0, and it will include the new Fusion Builder 1.0. So just as you buy Avada now and get Fusion Builder with it, so it will be with Avada 5.0. But Fusion Builder will be it’s own plugin included with 5.0, and then eventually sold on it’s own for all themes, but there will be differences of course.

      Thanks!

  53. Awesome! Looking forward to the end of July! 🙂 Perfect activity for lazy vacation days!

    • Luke

      WE are also! Just a note, while we expected end of July, we may be a few weeks off from that, but rest assure it is needed time 🙂

      • Take all the time you need Luke 🙂

        • Luke

          Ha! Thank you, I appreciate that! You guys are our biggest concern, so any extra time taken is for you 🙂

  54. will the new fusion builder generate lighter web page with better Text to HTML ratio ?

  55. mj

    it seems truly perfect, like old versions

  56. Smithe422

    Very efficiently written post. It will be valuable to anyone who usess it, as well as myself. Keep doing what you are doing i will definitely read more posts.

  57. Oliver Zeiger

    Hello,

    is it possible to integrate the languages in the theme to choose it in the Theme Options? It would be easyer, because when there is a Theme-Update I always have to upload the specific language for the Theme and the Fusion-Builder with my FTP-Prgramm.

    Thank you

    Oliver

    • Luke

      Currently it is not, however we do have plans to allow choosing a language via theme options through a dropdown, plus more 🙂

  58. Oliver Zeiger

    Ok, that sounds great 🙂

  59. Yannis

    I am going to build a new municipality web site. I suppose that the multipurpose Avanda theme it will work for me. In case I decide to start building it now with the 4th version, do you believe that i could have problems moving to the next version? Should I wait for the 5th version for better compatibility? If I purchase the current version, will I receive the new one free of charge, or would need to pay once again?

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Yes when you buy it one time you get future updates for the site you build it on for free. We have 230k+ customers now on our v4x and will be updating to v5, so there is no need to wait. Part of our job is to make sure updates go smoothly and part of why we beta test for so long. There is nothing that would hold you back from an older version to a new one if that is a concern. The current Fusion Builder we use now, will simply be updated in v5.0 with a new format, and auto conversion is done when you update to make sure any previous page you made with the current builder, is updated to the new builder format 🙂

      Thanks!

  60. Will the ugrade to version 5 be smooth/painless, so without loosing or changes on previous (FB) settings or display output? I mostly see changes on the FB (80%) what else did improved and/or got fixed? I am very happy to hear the the Fusion Core will be much smaller, so faster. And that I even can disable FB al together! 🙂 Thx!

    • Luke

      Yes that is certainly the idea 🙂 That is why we beta test with 200 beta testers, and growing. We are always concerned with BC (backwards compatibility) and go through great lengths to ensure things are correct.

      At the same time, this is software and we always tell customers to do the practical things like always make a backup of your current theme, and always check the changelog notes and certainly check the important update notes we put out for each mjor update.

      As long as you follow the correct procedure, all should e fine.

  61. Hank

    Concerning custom post types and taxonomy:

    will there be any support built in for complex filtering (searching) of custom content or would I require a 3rd party plugin to do this with ease, and if so, would Avada be compatible with the popular ones (for example WP types, FacetWP…)

    You guys have been promising support for custom post types since ages ago, so I am curious about how your implementation will be.

    • Luke

      Avada 5.0 will support custom post types for sure, any registered post type will show in FB settings to enable o disable, like this: http://d.pr/i/kcoIr

      We are not adding any new search features in 5.0 though, but yes 3rd party plugins should be fine with Avada

      Thanks

  62. generation10

    Will Avada 5 support custom-built HTML 5 Canvas sliders?

    Like if I build my own slider I can paste the HTML canvas code on the slider, and the js code on another area and only have the images uploaded either through FTP or WordPress media uploads?

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Avada will always support anything that is custom built, with that being said building custom things of that nature must be done the right way for it to work, but yes you can build custom elements for Avada. Honestly your best bet would be to make a Fusion Builder add on 😉

  63. Hi, Does you theme also include tables that can be sorted? Im running a comparison site and would like to switch themes. Im having a hard time finding any good plugin for this :S

    • Luke

      We do allow tables, but do you mean sorting on the front end? If os the no, we do not allow that at this time. You can however place them in any order you wish in the backend while creating them.

      Thanks!

  64. Great news! Looking forward for 5.0, it’s really important and difficult to target what users need when developing something continuously. And yet you hit the bulls eye again!

    • Luke

      Thanks Cem!

      We base out updates off many many meetings from customer relations, so it makes it easier for us to understand the needs of what our customers need.

      We love it!

  65. samothsamoth

    Sounds good! Maybe I will switch from VC to Fusion Builder ;-).

     

    Anyway, I miss a Header Builder.

    Why? e.g. Language selection, counters, annoucements.

    With this Avada would be perfect for every project of mine.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Totally understand, and you’l be happy to know that a true header builder is already planned for Fusion Builder, built off the same framework as an add on. The things that the new Fusion Builder will open up is endless 🙂

      Thanks

  66. Sergey

    Hi,

     

    When planned release the Avada 5.0???

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Unfortunately we cannot give a date for release, only estiamted. We estimate by middle of August, but please keep in mind development changes daily and while we have deadlines, our concern is to make sure everything is as solid as can be. We also beta test with 200+ customers that is going on now. We’re getting there!

  67. John

    Sounds awesome!

    It’d be great if you bundle some layouts for marketing, like sales page, launch page, opt-in page. I’d also appreciate a demo for selling digital courses.

    • Luke

      Thanks John! We do have close to 20 demos now and will be adding more with each new update. Promo pages, marketing and more are definitely on our list, and for selling items like digital courses you can always use WooCommerce with one of our 3 shop demos, and more coming soon!

      • John

        Hey Luc,

        Thanks for the good news. Are you maybe also planning to integrate out of the box with Easy Digital Downloads (https://easydigitaldownloads.com/)? EDD is my plugin of choice for selling digital items and I’m sure there are many people who use it as well and will be happy to see a native EDD support in Avada.

        I’m looking forward to Avada 5.0!

        • Luke

          Thanks for the comments! Nice email John 😉

          We’re looking into it for sure but cannot promise anything. I’d say it would most likely happen, but there are some other integrations coming first like BuddyPress.

          Thanks!

  68. Peter

    The new Fusion Builder will be avaiable in woocommerce products editor?:)

  69. Hello Avada Team,

    This is not related to this post as such but we have an Avada theme but no longer have the developer who built our site which means if I have an issue/ request I have no access to the forum as I have no idea what the theme forest code was .. and I have a very specific question re. portfolios using this theme …

    Thanks!

    Louise

     

     

  70. Ahmed

    I can’t wait for this plz release it as soon as possible

    • Luke

      We’re excited also 🙂 We will release it as soon as we can, promise!

  71. DK

    Will it be a smooth update from v4?

  72. Please hurry! I want to start building my website, and learning how to use Avada. It seems silly to start on 4 and then move to 5 within a short period!

    • Luke

      We’re moving as fast as we can 🙂

      • Should I start on 4; or will it be better to wait for 5?

        • Luke

          Hello!

          This is totally up to you. We take major precautions in making sure our 235K+ user base is able to update to our new versions, so wether you start on the current 4.0.3 live version and update to 5.0 or wait and start on 5.0 is simply a matter of your own preference. It can be either way 🙂

          Thanks!

          • It’s more about the learning curve—and how much different 5’s interface and features would be. I’m in no drastic hurry…! Thanks for responding. Much appreciated.

          • Luke

            Ah I see. The only difference in learning curve will be the Fusion Builder, but I would not call it a learning curve necessarily. Yes it’s different and has more features and capabilities, but learning it would be the same for users on 4.x vs new users on 5.x. If that makes sense.

            You can also signup for beta testing here to check out v5 🙂 https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/avada-beta-testing/

            Thanks and let us know if you have further questions!

  73. Magnus Hovik

    Any release-date soon? 🙂 Excited!

    • Luke

      We’re looking at the middle of August, but that is only an estimation and can vary by 1-2 weeks. We want this out as soon as possible, but also have to take time to ensure everything is set (development of theme/plugins, marketing, demos, documentation, videos, etc).

      Coming soon!

      • Brilliant, really looking forward to this one … 😉

        • Luke

          Thanks, so are we! Working hard on it daily, coming soon!

  74. Hello,
    thanks for this great theme. Dont know if this is the place, but i have a suggestion – when you add fontawesome icon to have a field to search or direct input the class. Thanks.
    Looking forward to this one 🙂

  75. Nathan

    Curious about 2 features (That I wish were there after my most recent build…)

    Is there a method to set something like bootstrap? (.col-xs-6 .col-sm-4)
    The 1/3 column is great, but it doesn’t let me set the mobile layout.

    Have you fixed the element content to use fusion builder?
    So the content inside an element, can that use fusion builder
    For example tabs – use fusion builder to add 3 columns each filled with a person element.
    I almost built a custom post type with a shortcode to load it in, very annoying
    (Not just tabs, but tabs are the biggest, since they should hold more content)’

    Update Looks Great, can’t wait to test it.

    • Luke

      Hey Nathan!

      In regards to #1, we do have a new visibility system that allows you to set what your viewers see on mobile/tablet/desktop … so you can have a different layout on mobile than tablet or desktop.

      For #2, there is a new UI for items like tabs, if you are using the normal WP editor in an item like tabs, the builder cannot be present, that is like a builder inside of a builder, however our shortcode generator will be and it has been updated to look and act like the builder in several ways.

      If you bought an Avada license, you can always signup for beta testing here: https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/avada-beta-testing/

      Cheers!

  76. Amir

    Hi,

    I was wondering what is the current estimate for the release date as of today?

    best,

    • Luke

      Hey Amir!

      While it’s hard for us to give an exact date, our #1 priority is to ensure everything is in order before release. Currently we are testing with over 200+ customers in a beta group. Current estimation is mid to end of August, so a few weeks out.

      Thanks!

  77. Al

    Hello

    Avada really sounds like a very good theme! One question, please:
    In connection with responsiveness, does Avada (current version) include a mobile web view?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Luke

      Hey Al!

      Avada is 100% responsive, so you can always view it on a mobile device or simply resize your browser window to see a preview at all mobile sizes 🙂

      Thanks!

  78. Mitch

    You guys need to go solo, Avada is now more of a framework like Divi is to Elegant Themes… no need to stick around on Theme Forest… make the leap your ready 🙂

    • Luke

      Hey Mitch!

      You never know what the future holds 🙂

      Cheers!

  79. RakieM

    Hi Luke

    Congrats on the new up and coming update.

    Is this update going also taking care of the page speed? The Avada speed does not play nicely with mobile devices. Avada calls for to many scripts on every page and this really has an impact on the page speed.

    I had to ditch AVADA which was my first choice and then headed my way off to Elegant Theme (Divi). It is so much faster and I don’t have to do anything extra.

    Thanks

  80. dprophit

    Luke, will you guys start using JSON+LD or microdata for article schema? Version 4X still uses hcard.

    • Luke

      Not sure about this, will have to ask our dev team. For something like this, best to join beta testing group and post issues. If you want, post your git username and I’ll add you.

  81. Great news and excited to try out the builder.  I’m a full stack dev and things like this can improve my workflow or kill it depending on how it’s made.  One thing I haven’t seen mentioned yet is if there will be any documented API or example Add-on plugin so we can easily build our own elements and customizations without fear they will break when this builder changes over time.

    Regarding the front end builder eventually coming, will it be in it’s own private space or share with something like the customizer?  My aim is to eliminate the monotonous back and forth between front end and back end editing.  I’ve written a live css tool for the customizer that I use on every web site and if there was quick access to editing page elements without needing to go to the back end or some other editing space it would save a lot of development time.

    The front end builder doesn’t have to be built into the preview itself, that is what every wp front end builder does wrong right now as you can never truly anticipate how front end elements all come together in regards to wrapping controls, etc, it should simply be a modal overlay looking exactly like the back end just as long as it updates the preview underneath (ajax/wp.customize object/backbone.js) upon change where one can remain on the front end adjusting other non-builder elements in the customizer too.

    Regardless, glad to see Avada catching up.  Off to sign up for the demo =)

    • Luke

      Hey Philip!

      Nice to met you 🙂

      Yes we mention in the article about extendability, there will be add ons and we will have a full developer documented API for making whatever you wish for it.

      For the front end item, unfortunately we cannot share information on this yet due to competition, but I can confirm that yes it will incorporate the customizer i some way, a new way never seen before 🙂 Trust me when I say front end is our ultimate goal, and plans are already made and the base of the new FB already covers parts of it, we are ready to commence the team on it once we get 5.0 out. We’re very excited about it!

      Thanks for the comments! If you’ve bought a license for Avada before, feel free to signup for beta testing here: https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/avada-beta-testing/

  82. tmk40126

    You guys are awesome.  Not only a “responsive” theme, but better yet, a “responsive” vendor who asks its customers what they want, really listens, then continues to perfect an already superb product.  No wonder Avada is number 1.  Kudos all!

    • Luke

      Thank you very much for that feedback, that is the foundation of what we do and what each of our team members has. It’s awesome to hear that back from a customer 🙂

      Cheers!

  83. Shane

    Yes! Nested columns finally emerge. Can’t wait to try this out.

    • Luke

      You and me both! I’ve been playing with them and wow they make for awesome designs, the possibilities they offer are amazing, and the interface we made for them is simple and very fun to use. #loveit!

      If you have bought an Avada license in the past and would like ot help us beta test new versions, you can always signup for beta testing here: https://theme-fusion.com/forums/topic/avada-beta-testing/

      thanks!

  84. Caslar

    Hi Luke,

    On the beta progam and loving all the amazing work thats coming down the road for version 5.0. Well done. 🙂

    With our own roadmap ahead we are hoping to invest in Avada for quite a number of projects. There is one feature  that we would love to see in Avada and would like to know if it is on the roadmap for a future version.

    We need to be able to customise the layouts of archive/category pages like the Newspaper Theme.

    It’s ok if its not, we just need to know if its on the roadmap for 2016 as we are holding off on implementing the projects.

    Regards,

    Colin

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Very happy to hear this 🙂 We work hard at acquiring long term customers through a close relationship with our user base.

      Yes, we have plans to add new options to Fusion Theme Options panel hat will allow you to change styles of archive pages. In fact, we have a magazine demo already built for this, however the development features that are needed are not made yet and will not be made until sometime after 5.0. It should be done by end of 2016, ether in 5.1 or 5.2, however I cannot promise that. That timeframe is only my estimation 🙂

      Thanks!

      • Caslar

        Hi Luke,

        Thanks for the reply and also sharing some insights.

        We just needed to know if this feature is something on the timeline in the future. With large content budgets for projects I just needed to know as I’m driving the teams to use Avada for the projects and we are looking at a 6-12 month cycle to implement them.

        We will be investing time in Avada and we sure are looking forward to the results.

        On a side note, we’d also like a full width Instagram feed in the footer on a second row. Just saying…. 🙂

        • Luke

          Totally understand 🙂

          And yes, an instagram widget is coming sometime soon also, it’s on our list!

          Cheers!

  85. Tony Guerry

    Hey Luke,

    So, when I install the Agency demo content, will I be able to then install one page from the Hotel demo to add to the Agency demo?

    • Luke

      Yes, you can install any single page from any demo. However it is important to understand that we cannot import the theme options for single pages so you may and will see some differences in style. When you import a single demo page, it gives you the full fusion builder layout, page template, and all the fusion page options set. The one thing it does not give is theme options, which we cannot do. If we did that then it would replace all your current theme options. So based off that, importing one single demo page will give you the page layout, but based on your own theme options some styles can be different.

      If you want an exact replica of a demo, then you should import the full demo itself on the Avada > Demos page.

      Make sense?

      Thanks!

  86. I run my entire Project Supremacy membership site on Avada and LOOOOVE it.  Can’t wait to see 5.  I made my name clickable for a free trial of our SEO Plugin that does Schema 🙂  Over 5000 members now and running smooth thanks to Avada.

  87. Sounds incredible. Is the overhaul going to influence our current content  and adjustments in custom CSS?

    • Luke

      Hello!

      A few others have asked this so you can view details in some comments above.

      Basicaly if you made a child theme, no it won’t. If you added custom CSS to theme options or any other theme option field (like tracking code or space before head) that will also not have any affect.

      The only bad effect will be if you modified original theme files without making a child theme, then in that case any time you update the files will be replaced with our new ones. So that method should not be done.

      Also see this post: https://theme-fusion.com/important-changes-coming-in-avada-5-0/

      Thanks!

  88. Gabriel

    Amazing!!

    Thank you very much!!

    Luke , please tell me that Avada 5 will have sticky sidebar. Please!! I dream about it since I bought Avada .

    Thanks, I ‘ll be waiting for the update.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Thanks for the comments. 5.0 will not have sticky sidebar, however it is on our list and is a higher priority item so should be done this year.

      Thanks!

  89. Sue

    Will there be an option to remove the fusion builder button from the editor box? I’m build for business clients and I really don’t want them messing about with the design. Some of them can’t resist tinkering and screw things up so I prefer to remove the option to tempt them (i probably could do it via css but be much better if there was no way for the button not to appear for editors for example)

    • Luke

      Yes you can remove FB from any post type, however as noted it will remove any FB content as well. There is not much we can do to only “hide” the interface, but still allow editing. In that case we’d recommend using the shortcode generator.

      Sorry!

  90. Sue

    Hah, per my previous query, I see that you can disable the Fusion Builder from pages and posts. Does that mean the page you have created via Fusion Builder will disappear if you then disable it or will the content still be there, you just can no longer edit it?

    What I’m hoping is that it can be disabled but still leave the content but the only way to edit and change things then would be via the WordPress editor box. That would stop a client from messing with the design!!

    • Luke

      We’ve allowed you to fully disable the builder on any custom post type. That means it simply will not show up on those post types. So if you do not want it on the blog, it will not show and act like it does not exist 🙂

      If you do that, then no content on the page can be made with the builder. It is not just a visual thing, it will fully disable it on that post type.

      Thanks!

  91. Sue

    okay thanks.

  92. 1Wolf1

    I LOVE it so far. There is just one thing that is a bit curious. Why not have a drag option to set the width of the columns instead of setting it to 1/6 or 1/3 and so on?

    That would add flexibillity and won’t limit us to set widths.

    • Luke

      Thanks for the comment! That is something we have discussed and felt it was more of a front end feature, which is coming later on! However it will require some nifty code and many meetings to figure out the best method. But definitely agree, it’s a worthy addition, just not an easy one to add especially on the first version which involves conversion of previously built FB pages. The future holds many things 🙂

      Thanks!

  93. Ben

    Hello Luke,

    I have to say I really appreciate and enjoy these long postings of yours when announcing a new version! They are very informative, easy to understand, with mouth-watering descriptions and graphics, and one can even feel your own excitement.

    Although it’s a hard time waiting for the final release, it’s even worthwhile coming back here because of your responsiveness to the different questions. You are doing a great job, thanks a lot!

    • Luke

      Thanks Ben, appreciate it! We want to inform our customers as much as possible and get them excited as we are! Glad you notice and appreciate that 🙂

  94. bruno

    Please allow us to add icons next to + sign on the toggles.

    • Luke

      Hi Bruno, That is something we could possibly do in the future.

      Thanks

  95. Julian Megson

    Is WHMCS support on the roadmap please?

    Thanks, J

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Not specifically for Avada, it would be it’s own product if we ever do. WHMCS is a whole different type of service that would need specialized staff and tech administrators, etc.

      Thanks!

  96. zoodio

    It would be more great if you could add Masonry option for Portfolio and Blog as promised in 2013.

    And control over the height of  blog posts, so we can control better the layout of a whole page.

     

    Thank you!

    • ThemeFusion Staff

      Hello,

      And this is the problem with trying to keep customers informed about upcoming features versus what can happen in development during builds and other higher priorities. Unfortunately we do not have a crystal ball, and development and user priorities change quickly.

      When we have a major update coming, you will know what it involves from promotions like in this post you are reading.

      And while it has been 3 years, having a much better page builder is certainly a higher priority. Our new rule is to not make any promises, only let you know it’s on our list and will be done in the future 🙂

      Thanks

      • Luke

        Sorry that was a bit harsh! Yes we do have plans to add those things, but unfortunately as staff said above, it was overtaken with other priorites and development changes.

        But yes, both are on our list!

        Thanks!

      • Kate

        I second the request for masonry. It’s such an elegant and attractive feature I’d love to have the ability to bring to Avada sites I build.

  97. Patricia Akers

    I originally installed my Visual Composer plugin when I installed Avada on the new site I am building for a client. I still needed it for a few elements, however, after installing the beta version and new builder this morning, VC has been deactivated and soon to be deleted, I’m sure.

    Thanks for an awesome theme and builder, it is going to make training the client a breeze.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Thanks for the comments, we’re thrilled to hear them! We’ve spent loads of time creating this new builder and have some very exciting plans for it even after release. Happy to know you love it!

      Thanks!

  98. webathome

    So excited for this! Just finishing a new site for a client where a lot of these elements will be great for them to manage their own site moving forward. Especially excited about saving elements to the library to use from page to page.

    • Luke

      Woo Hoo! So are we! Can’t wat for this awesome update to be live! It’s a lot of fun to use 🙂

  99. Promises a dream new theme.

    • Luke

      We feel Avada is already a dream theme 🙂 This simply makes it a better dream!

      Thanks for the comments!

  100. Carlo

    Hi Luke,

    I have only used Visual Composer slightly but it seems that the new features of Fusion builder would be similar to what VC offers already. Sorry, I’m just new to WordPress, am I missing something? What’s the major difference?

    I’m considering buying a new theme whilst others already come bundled with VC. Avada is also on my shortlist because of its great customizability. Thanks

    • Luke

      Hello!

      That is a respectable question 🙂 Technically speaking, ALL page builders are the same in theory. They all do the same thing, drag and drop page building. But what sets each one apart, and mainly our own Fusion Builder apart from the rest of the crowd is the user interface, the ease of use, the amazing features it offers, the performance and more. I’m a designer by nature, so I use Avada to build sites. I am also the one to add new features and interfaces to Avada and any product we offer … and I can confidently say our user interface 9which is of the highest importance) is superb and above any other competitor out there.

      The way the user interface has been designed allows you to save precious time with every operation you need to do, it’s clean, fresh and easy to understand. No clutter, confusion and learning curve.

      Thanks!

  101. Scott

    This looks fantastic! I can’t wait =)

     

    Will there be enhancements to empower magazine style websites? In particular: ‘Post Carousel’ shortcode/module?

    • Luke

      Hi Scott!

      We do not have a specific post carousel element coming in 5.0, however I can say it is on our list along with many other magazine style elements.

      Thanks!

  102. PNRao

    Hi,

    Thanks for the great enhancements, especially Fusion Builder and Speed! We are very exited see the V5!

    I found the existing Fusion builder is very helpful and easy to use, and ‘Custom Templates’ Feature is my favorite in the fusion builder (Its the Time Saver). Hope this feature exist in the new Fusion Builder!

    One thing I found it is missing in the existing fusion builder is, using third party short-codes (like ShortCodes Ultimate, where we can create our own short codes).

    Most of the page builders have feature to insert the third party short-codes OR creating our own short codes to build new shot codes. Will this version have any feature to support third party short codes or short coder builder? As this will help the users to build any kind of page and limitless layouts.

    And regarding the Speed: I found Avada is one of the best SEO optimized theme. I am creating my new site with Avada 4 and I achieved 98% score in GT Metrics.

    Thanks for continuous updates and new features.

    Regards-PNRao!

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Yes you can save custom tempaltes and a whole lot more, check out the “Library” portion of this post, you can save just about any type of custom content and easily reuse on any page or post, or export and share with others.

      You can make your own shortcodes also, you’d just need to code it up. The new builder is “add on” ready and will have full developer docs with it.

      love to hear about the speed, we agree!

  103. PNRao!

    WOW! AWESOME!!

    Font End Page builder? I have few customers who are using user front end publishing, I think this feature will help them to build better pages and manage the website with powerful Template System.

    Thank you very much!

    Regards-PNRao!

    • Luke

      Yep! Just to be clear, 5.0 is backend page builder rebuilt, after that we’re working on front end page builder (which technically has already started in many ways, but will take time to complete)

      Thanks!

  104. What is the official release date for Avada 5.0?  Also, can you save, say for example, a 5 toggle area with colors for Font and Background, then Save into the Template and re-use via drag-and-drop with the characteristic still the same as it was saved? (this is so when I reuse it, I can keep within my color scheme but just change the text and links)?

    • Luke

      We’re still in beta testing but in final stages of it, we try to avoid release dates even estimated ones because of the nature of development We don’t want to have to back track if something important comes up … but we are close!

      Yes for sure! You can save anything in the new Fusion Builder and resuse at any time, even export and share with others. There are many plans we have for it including add ons, marketplace, etc 🙂 It is one of the best new features that saves time, enhances design and makes your workflow much easier.

      Thanks!

  105. OPPPPS…..I meant “save as a Library” item….(not template). Thanks!

  106. manu

    Fantastic !

    But still no preview of what we are creating ?? We still have to Publish to see changes ?

    Tks

    • Luke

      There are backend previews, but for a full front end preview, it’s coming and already in the works, just not in 5.0 🙂 5.0 has the all important base and backend builder, after that will allow us to continue and finish our front end vision which is going to be awesome 🙂 All in good time!

  107. Ann

    I LOVE YOU! Custom CSS, nested columns, etc… SO excited! and the LIBRARY! Pinch me, am I dreaming, no more cut and pasting elements to text files and shifting pages… thank you, thank you! My site is still in a massive redevelopment, so I am beyond excited! You already made my life easier.. now its getting better!

    • Luke

      Hi Ann!

      We love you too 🙂 We’re super excited about this release, and best of all it is only the beginning of many plans for the new Fusion Builder!

      Cheers!

  108. Ats967

    That’s so cool,

    Can you work on Mega Menu more? just like customizing sub menus?

    for example:

    change the width for each sub menu item
    if the items of the menu are too much, let the menu split those items in multiple columns, or let it as an option.

    • Luke

      Hello!

      Yes we are always working on improving our product in every way, we have several items open for discussion and implementation in dealing with the mega menu, especially on mobile. All in good time!

      Thanks

  109. so excited to hear that and I am waiting for it soon. Hope the new version would improve the loading speed as well.

  110. Any idea when this is going to be released?

    • Luke

      Hello!

      We’re releasing it as soon as it’s ready, and we are currently in RC phase with our 300+ beta testing group. It’s our biggest udpate ever, so it has taken time and a wholelot of effort. Our team works around the clock to get everything done, and testing phase is the most important. It’s coming soon is about all we’re going to say 🙂

      Thanks!

  111. Hi,

    I love Avada and thought I’d stop by and see what’s going on with the next release, but I gotta say the new fusion builder doesn’t seem to have moved forward enough. Surely front end building like they have is the way forward, yes fusion has some great elements, but simplicity of use is critical.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking into account the rest of the theme options which I’m sure will be amazing, just a bit disappointed that the builder seems a bit last gen. Please correct me if I’m missing something.

    Either way, I’m greatly anticipating the next release.

    Regards

    • Luke

      Hey Chris!

      Have you used the new Fusion Builder? Yes it’s a backend builder, but has been built from the ground up and we feel is better than any backend builder we’ve seen on the market. It has incredible features that will make your life easier and save you time, and time is money 🙂

      You said “simplicity of use is critical” … and we could not agree more with you! That could be the new Fusion Builder tagline, we’ve made it simple to use, every action is accessible all the time, things that take several steps in most builders take one in ours. And that’s just the beginning …

      We rebuilt it from the ground up, so naturally started with the backend first since that is what our customers currently use and many of which prefer. The new builder is the backbone for the future of our front end builder, which comes next:)

      Why did we do it this way? Because of our customers! We have many who prefer backend building, and many who want front end building. We’ll give them both through the new Fusion Builder. But to do that, required us to built it fresh from the ground up, and while we could of did both back and front in one update, it would of taken 3x as long. And that is not something we’d ever ask our customer base to wait on. All in good time my friend!

      Our front end builder plans are next on our drawing board and in many ways are already underway. And I’m certain you will not feel even a bit disappointed after using Avada 5.0 🙂

      Thanks!

  112. Adam

    I know you must be bored of being asked and emailed, but any *rough* eta? i.e days/weeks/months away?

    Fully appreciate the answer could be as long as a piece of strong but I promise not to hold you to your word 🙂

     

    • Luke

      Hi Adam!

      We do love to keep our customers informed, trust us! We want this update out as much as anyone but it’s a massive update that involves nearly every part of the theme, caution and testing time are constnatly needed with every little change because we always want to make the udpate process as smooth as ca be.

      We are certainly not months away 😀 Weeks at most.

      Thanks

  113. Paul Nye

    Do you plan to have a front end visual builder in the future? ..where you make changes on the site and not the backend.

    • Luke

      Yes 100%, we mention this also above a bit in the article, but not in detail. 5.0 is the foundation, the rock behind what we are doing in the future, and a front end live editing experience is certainly our goal. But we also understand many customers prefer working in the admin area.

      Thanks!

  114. Andrea

    Congrats! Just a question: Can we have a “map shortcode” into the new fusion builder in order to insert our custom elements?
    It is very usefull if you code custom shortcodes for your customers and you want to avoid explain them how shortcode works.
    Newspaper by TagDiv has this feature and it is very very very useful

    • Luke

      Thanks Andrea,

      Do you mean purely a custom element you’ve made on your own? Because we already have a google map shortcode,but I assume that is not what you are talking about. Yes you will be able to fully build your own elements or add ons for Fusion Builder if you wish, you just need to know how. We do not provide a shortcode that allows you to do that, but you can make anything you want with it, we are currently finishing up creating Fusion Builder Developer Docs for which you can find here when it’s all live: https://theme-fusion.com/support/documentation/fusion-builder-api-documentation/

      Thanks!

      • Andrea

        No, I mean a feature that can help us to work with shortcodes: leteraly a “shortcode mapper”.
        Imagine: you have a custom shortcode: [myshortcode att1=”” att2=”” …] I want to insert it with a button throught Fusion Builder elements and insert attributes trought visual panel helping our customer who not have to know shortcode syntax.

        I use it and it is very useful!

        • Luke

          Understood, and yes that would be useful. We have not planned one of those as this is the first request I’ve heard in regards to it. But I’ll add it to our list and discuss it over with our devs to see what they think. If we do add it, it would be for a future version.

          Thanks!

  115. bj93

    Looking forward to the new features. I am mainly interested in the library with export and import features. IPlease tell me Avada will be able to export all that so you can share, sell, a whole site. If it does, I can’t wait.

    • Luke

      Yes you can already do all of that now, the only thing you cannot do is export Fusion Builder Library content in the current version, because it does not exist yet. Avada 5.0 makes that happen and will be live soon 🙂 So yes.

  116. ammar8880

    hi how are you . is there any other link to download avada theme . i am trying to download from envato . butt its taking too much time

  117. Iconodrone

    Anything special to do when updating to 5.0 ?

    I followed every steps and my website doesn’t work anymore, I only the html and css…

  118. Luke

    Hello Everyone!

    Avada 5.0 is now live and is FREE to anyone who has purchased a license in the past. Comments are now turned off on this post as all new ones are support questions, please use our ticket system for any questions you have, sign up by following these steps.

    Thank you for your awesome support!

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