Import Avada Demos

07/10/2017
IMPORTANT NOTE – To access Avada demos in version 5.0 or higher, you must first register your purchase via Token Registration.

The easiest way to import our demo content is to use our Demo Content Importer. You can access this after you register your purchase via Token Registration. Our importer will give you all pages and posts, several sample sliders, widgets, Fusion Theme Options, assigned pages, and more. This is recommended to do on fresh WordPress installs (With no custom / original content). It will not replace content like posts, pages, portfolios, etc. and it will not delete current menus or sliders. It will, however, import and set as active our demo menus, add sliders and replace current Fusion Theme Options with demo settings. It will also replace WordPress Reading and Widget Settings.

Before Importing Avada Demos

Before you import any of our available demos, please make sure to check the items listed below. All of these are important and will ensure that your demo import goes smoothly. In case something does go wrong with your demo import, please see our Troubleshooting section below.

  • Product Registration – Please make sure to register your product via Token Registration to be able to access and import our demos.
  • Required Plugins – Install Avada’s required plugins, Fusion Core and Fusion Builder. Also make sure you’ve installed the recommended plugins listed on each demo.
  • System Status – Check the System Status tab to ensure your server meets all requirements for a sucessful import. Settings that need attention are listed in red.
  • ZipArchive Extensions – You must install and activate the ZipArchive extensions on your server in order for the Layer Slider and Revolution Slider to import demo sliders correctly.

Importing Avada Demos

IMPORTANT NOTE – This method is available for Avada versions 5.2 or higher.

How To Import Avada Demos

Step 1 – Navigate to the Avada > Demos tab in your admin sidebar.

Step 2 – Select the Avada demo you wish to import. You’ll do this by hovering over the demo’s image and clicking the “Import” button you see on hover (as seen in the above example image). That will launch a popup where you can make additional selections.

Step 3 – Take note of the top section of the demo popup image (example image to the right). There you’ll see a list of required plugins for the import to be successful. If all the plugins have “Active” beside them, then you’re ready to import. There will be a red notice of “Activate” or “Install” if either actions are needed.

Step 4 – Choose what content to import. Your selection can range from “All”, which will be the full demo content, to just pages, posts, FAQs, or any combination of those content options. Once you’ve made your selections, click “Import” to start the process. It can take a few minutes to import everything. Please be patient and wait for it to complete. Once complete, the loading bar will become a “Done” button. Click the button to close the popup and complete the process.

Step 5 – This is an optional step and not necessary if you’re planning to replace the demo images with your own. After importing, you can Regenerate Thumbnails to create all the theme generated sizes of these images. To do this, install and active the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, then go to the Tools > Regen. Thumbnails tab in your WP Admin sidebar and choose ‘Regenerate All Thumbnails’. This will regenerate all images and allow the theme to use specific image dimensions in various areas for a cleaner layout. This may take a moment to complete.

Click Here To Watch A Video Tutorial On Importing Demos – Watch It In HD & Fullscreen


Troubleshooting

If you encounter errors during or after importing a demo, please see below for possible solutions. If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to submit a support ticket to our support team.

1.) Missing demos in the ‘Demos’ tab

If the demos aren’t appearing on the Avada > Demos tab, then your purchase may not have been registered via Token Registration. Please register your product first to access Avada demos.

2.) Slider Alias or ID Not Found For Layer or Revolution Slider

If you already have sliders made, or something unexpected occurs during the import due to low server memory, it’s possible that our demo sliders may not be assigned to the pages. You may see an error such as Revolution Slider Error: Slider with alias Avada_Full_Width not found or LayerSlider cannot be found. Sliders are applied by the Slider ID. Each slider gets its own unique ID and they are given in numerical order. If you open up a page after importing the content and you see an error like that, you only need to edit the page and assign the slider to the page. To verify you have the sliders, go to the Layer or Revolution Slider section of your admin to see them listed. If you do not see them, then you can import the sliders separately

3.) Demo import failures

If your demo import is failing, there will be a notice and some info on what may have gone wrong in a popup. You’ll find some suggestions of what to check first in that same popup. For example Demo import failed. Please check for PHP limits in red on the System Status page. Change those to the recommended values and try again. You’ll always want to check your System Status page first to see if there are any low limits in red. If you see that, increase them to the recommended limit and then try the import. Generally your webhost will be able to take care of increasing low limits for you. More info on changing these specific server limits can be found here.

For details on Avada required minimums, please see our post here

You may also find the below posts useful if you’re having any of the below errors:

4.) Demo Content Still Will Not Import – Try Alternative Methods

If your host will not make changes, or you cannot get the demo content to import, then please try our Alternative Demo Import Method.

5.) Demo Content Duplicated

With the demo importer in Avada 5.2 and above, it’s not possible to import duplicate demo content (unless the demo content was imported in Avada 5.1.6 or before and then you imported again in 5.2+). However, if you do have duplicate demo content from versions before 5.2 or due to existing demo content before importing again on 5.2, you can use the below methods to address this:

Method 1: WP Reset Plugin – This plugin is the fastest way to get rid of content. However, it will remove all content from your database and leave the default theme activated. It does not remove plugins, but will deactivate them and remove all pages, posts, menus, sliders, widget data, Fusion Theme Options, etc. It removes all the content from your database. Only do this if you are planning to start your site freshly from a new WordPress install/new demo import. Click here to download the WP Reset plugin.

Method 2: Manual Removal – This method will take longer and simply involves manually removing duplicate items. For example, go to the Appearance > Menu and delete any duplicate items one by one. It will be the same process for pages, post, sliders, etc.

6.) Demo Blog Posts Show Up In Your Blog Feed

Our demo content contains 6 published blog posts. If you import on a live site, plugins like JetPack will notice new posts and push them out into your blog feed. Please disable any plugin that may do that before you import. After the import, you can remove the posts or save them as drafts then turn your plugin back on.

7.) Where Are The Rest of The Sliders?

Our live demo contains dozens of sliders. The importer only imports a few samples of each slider. Due to overall file size, most servers would not be able to import more which would cause the import to fail. If you wish to download all the demo sliders, please see this post for further instructions.

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