Avada Builder Options


The Avada Builder has a vast array of options that allow you to configure the Builder to suit your preferences and website environment. These options include activating and deactivating the Avada Builder on custom post types, enabling or disabling any of the Avada Builder Elements to improve performance, and exporting or importing your Avada Builder settings. Continue reading below to learn more about these options.


Access Avada Builder Options

Before you can access the Avada Builder Options, you must first install and activate the Avada Builder Plugin.

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How To Access Avada Builder Options

Step 1 – Navigate to the Avada Dashboard and head to Options > Builder Options.

Step 2 – On the Options tab, you’ll find all of Avada Builder’s available options.

Step 3 – Customize these options to your liking, then click ‘Save Settings’ to save your changes.

Avada Builder Options Link

Avada Builder Auto Activation

The ‘Avada Builder Auto Activation’ option allows you to enable or disable the Avada Builder user interface by default when creating or editing a page, or post. When active, the Avada Builder will automatically be displayed when creating or editing a new page or post. Otherwise, the default WordPress content editor field will be displayed. Simply toggle the option to On to enable, or Off to disable.

Avada Builder > Auto Activation

Disable/Enable Avada Builder Elements

IMPORTANT NOTE: Use with caution! Disabling an Avada Builder Element will disable it from all existing pages or posts. Disabled elements will render as regular code snippets on the front end.

Under the ‘Avada Builder Elements’ section, you’ll find a checklist of all existing Avada Builder Elements. Disabling Avada Builder Elements can slightly increase performance and speed. Please be aware that disabling an Element will disable it from all existing pages or posts. Disabled Elements will render as code snippets, instead.

Step 1 – Navigate to the Avada Dashboard and head to Options > Builder Options.

Step 2 – On the Settings page, you’ll find the ‘Avada Builder Elements’ section with a list of checkboxes for all the available Elements.

Step 3 – Uncheck the Element checkbox you’d like to disable on the Avada Builder. Check it for it to be enabled.

Step 4 – Once finished, click the ‘Save Settings’ button.

Fusion Builder Enable or Disable Elements

Activate/Deactivate Avada Builder on Custom Post Types

Under the ‘Post Types’ section, you’ll find a checklist of all your existing custom post types. What you see here will be depenedant on the plugins you have installed. Using these options, you can activate or deactivate the Avada Builder on any of your custom post types. Simply check the checkbox of the custom post type you’d like to activate the Avada Builder in, or uncheck to disable it.

Learn More About The Avada Builder On Custom Post Types
Avada Builder > Post Types

Import/Export Avada Builder Content

You can also export your entire Avada Builder settings and content which you can use as a backup, or import to another Avada installation.


To import your Avada Builder content, simply browse to and select the XML file with your saved content and click the ‘Import’ button and wait for it to finish loading.


You can choose to export your entire Avada Builder content (saved containers, columns, or elements), or just your full page templates. Simply click the appropriate button and an XML file containing your saved content will be downloaded to your computer.

Avada Builder > Import/Export

Avada Builder Elements Customizations

If you’d like to customize each Avada Builder Element globally, you can do so by going to the Avada > Options panel, then switching to the Avada Builder Elements tab. On this tab, you can globally customize each element to your liking. If you’d like to customize each Avada Builder Element individually, then you can do so by editing the individual Element while building your page or post.

Avada Builder > Eleemnt Global Options

You can also access these Element Global Options when you are in Avada Live. Simply click the Toggle Sidebar icon on the Toolbar, and choose the Global Options Tab. Scroll down to the penultimate option, called Avada Builder Elements, and here you can also set the global defaults for the Elements.

Options > Avada Builder Elements