In Avada 4.0 we introduced the Fusion Patcher tool (formerly known as the Avada Patcher). This innovative tool allows our development team to deploy fixes and improvements to all Avada dashboards without the need for our team to prepare and release a full Avada update. As of the release of Avada 5.1 the Fusion Patcher functionality has been expanded to include patch application for the Fusion Builder and Fusion Core plugins, in addition the Avada core. All patches are applied at the click of a button, sequentially, without the need for the user to manually apply the patch on the web server.
How To Find And Apply Available Patches
Step 1 – Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard and go to the Avada > Fusion Patcher tab.
Step 2 – There you’ll find the Fusion Patcher box. All available patches for the Avada theme, Fusion Builder and Fusion Core plugin will be listed and have a patch number, a tag for the product it’s for, description, and a status stating whether it has been applied or not.
Step 3 – Click the Apply Patch button, starting at the top (patches are applied sequentially). All necessary changes will be automatically applied to the theme files for you.
Step 4 – Once the patch is applied, you will see a green check mark in the Status column that confirms the patch was applied.
If Patches Cannot Be Applied Automatically
Sometimes server setups are very particular about file/folder permissions and do not allow files to be automatically written to them. In these cases, applying an automatic patch will not work. If your server doesn’t allow the patches to be applied automatically through the Fusion Patcher, you can download the patch files and manually apply the fix with FTP access. The reasons why this might happen are listed below, please contact your host and give them these details and ask them to change it for you:
Applying Patches Manually
If your server doesn’t allow the patches to be applied automatically through the Fusion Patcher, you can download the patch files and manually apply the fix with FTP access. The latest patches for Avada and its required plugins will be listed in the order of first to last released. You can find Avada patch files available for download here. On that page, you’ll see all available patches for a specific theme version.
If you are not on the latest version of Avada version, simply update your theme. The patches will be in the latest version. For information on updating Avada, see our guide here.
Avada Status Page Explained:
- A – Version: Each section will have a version number. All patches for that theme or plugin version will be listed below the version heading.
- B – Patch Number & Date: The patch number will increase for each patch released. When installing your patches, be sure to install from oldest to newest. That would be lowest patch number to highest patch number. You can also reference the date, which is just below the patch number.
- C – Description: The Description will explain what issue the patch fixes.
- D – This is a download link which contains the patched files in a .zip file. The next section will explain what you do to apply the fix.
- E – This references the second patch in the list. You can see by the patch number and date that it’s more recent then the previous patch. When applying patches, this patch would be applied after the above patch.
After You’ve Downloaded the Patch File..
..here’s what to look for
- Patch File Name – The patch file will be a .zip file with the patch’s number as its name which looks like this
- Extract – Now that you’ve found your patch file, extract the .zip file.
- Locating the Patched Files – The extracted folder will be the same path you’ll need to follow to find the files on your site for applying the updated files. It will start from the wp-contents folder and end with your actual fixed files which looks like this.
- Upload Fixes – Now access your site through FTP and navigate to the same location your patched files were found in the patch download. Transfer your new patched files (and only the files themselves) to the directory and choose to “overwrite” the existing files.
You can find Avada patch files available for download here.