Importing Avada Demos
The easiest way to import any one of our demos is to use our Demo Importer. This can be found at Avada > Demos. You can access this area after you have registered your purchase via Token Registration.
Here you will find a full list of all our demos, and as of Avada 6.2, you will also find a Filter in the left hand column, to help you find exactly the style of demo you want.
Importing demos is recommended to do on a fresh WordPress install. Importing a demo will not replace existing content like posts, pages, portfolios, etc. and it will not delete current menus or sliders. It will, however, import and set as active the demo menus, add sliders and replace current Fusion Theme Options with demo settings. It will also replace WordPress Reading and Widget Settings. So for this reason, do not import a demo on a completed website.
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.
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 can also use the filter on the left to limit the shown demos to the category you choose. If you want to see the demo defore you import it, when you hover over the demo’s image, you will see a Preview Button. This opens the dmeo in another browser tab, so you can check it out in detail.
Step 3 – When you have made your choice, simply hover over the demo and click the Import button. That will launch a popup where you can make additional selections.
Step 4 – Take note of the middle section of the demo popup. There you’ll see a list of required plugins for the full 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. View screenshot here.
Step 5 – 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.
How To Remove Avada Demos
Step 1 – Navigate to the Avada > Demos tab in your admin sidebar.
Step 2 – If you take a look at the thumbnail of the demo you have imported, you will now see a label on it. If you have imported the full Demo, it will say Full Import (as seen below). If you have imported only parts of the demo, it will say Partial Import. In any case, to remove the demo content, the process is the same.
Step 3 – Simply mouse over the demo thumbnail, and choose Modify. This brings up the Demo Importer dialog again, and this time, on the right hand side, you will see a section called Remove Content.
Step 4 – Select Remove, and then click the large Remove button at the bottom of the dialog, and say yes to the resulting notice. This demo importer will run, and will now remove everything that the demo importer installed, and leave any other content behind.
Step 5 – When it has completed, click the Done button at the bottom.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Demo Blog Posts Show Up In Your Blog Feed
Our demo content contains 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.