How To Use The Avada Builder Options

12/07/2022

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.

Overview

How To Access Avada Builder Options

Before you can access the Avada Builder Options, you must first install and activate the Avada Builder Plugin. Once this is activated, navigate to the Avada Dashboard and head to Options > Builder Options. Here, you will find all of Avada Builder’s available options. Customize these options to your liking, then click ‘Save Settings’ to save your changes.

Avada Dashboard > Builder Options
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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. You can also choose which interface the Avada Builder will use – the Back-end Builder, or Avada Live. When active, the Avada Builder will automatically load when creating or editing a new page or post. Otherwise, the default WordPress content editor field will be displayed. Simply choose from the Live Builder, Back-end Builder, or Off.

Avada Builder Options > Auto-Activation

Disable/Enable Avada Builder Elements

Under the Avada Builder Elements section, you’ll find a checklist of all existing Avada Builder Elements, including Design Elements, Layout Elements and Form Elements. If you are not using a particular Element on your website, you can disable it here. Disabling individual Avada Builder Elements can slightly increase performance and load speed. Please be aware though, that disabling an Element will disable it on all existing pages or posts. Any disabled Elements that have been used across the site will render as code snippets, so make sure you haven’t used it anywhere before disabling it. To help with this, the Run Element Scan option was added in Avada 7.3.

Run Element Scan

The Run Element Scan button does exactly what it says. It scans the website, and finds and disables the Elements which are not in use. You could use this feature when you are finished with a website, to easily find the disable the Elements you are not using. Just note, that this feaure may not fully run on large websites with a lot of content.

Avada Builder Options > Run Element Scan

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.

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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.

Importing

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.

Exporting

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

Sticky Preview / Publish Buttons

This option allows the preview and publish button to stick to the bottom of the page in the back end builder, so you can quickly access them.

Builder Options > Sticky Preview / Publish Buttons

Remove Empty Attributes

Set to “on” to remove empty attributes from elements when saving post content. This will remove any empty shortcode attributes from the code, resulting in less code on the page.

Avada Builder Options > Remove Empty Attributes

Remove Avada Studio Content

If you want to remove ALL studio content from your site, there is the Avada Studio Content option at the bottom of the Builder Options page. Use this with caution however, as it will remove all content imported to your site from the Avada Studio page. As well, it will delete any imported content, such as images or videos from the media library. Any content blocks you have added directly to a page, post or layout section from the builder will remain however, just with any imported content removed.

Builder Options > Remove Avada Studio Content

Avada Builder Element Default Values

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
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