The Avada Patcher tool has been around for quite a while now (it was initially released back in Avada 4.0). This innovative tool allows our development team to deploy fixes and improvements without the need for our team to prepare and release a full Avada update.
As of Avada 5.1, the Patcher functionality was expanded to include patch application for the Avada Builder and Avada Core plugins, in addition to Avada itself. 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.
Please Note: In the essence of good installation management and maintenance, it is good practice to ensure all current patches are applied as, and when, they are released.
Step 1 – When patches are available, you will see notifications in several places, including under the Avada and Patcher links on the WordPress sidebar, and a small asterisk on the Maintenance link. You can get to the Patcher from Avada > Patcher on the WordPress Sidebar or Maintenance > Patcher from the Avada Dashboard.
Step 2 – Here you will find any available patches. All available patches for Avada, Avada Builder and Avada Core will be listed and have a patch number, a tag for the product it’s for, a description, and a status stating whether it has been applied or not.
Step 3 – Click the Apply Patch button, starting at the top (patches should be applied sequentially). All necessary changes will be automatically applied to the necessary 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.
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 Avada 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:
If your server doesn’t allow the patches to be applied automatically through the Avada 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:
..here’s what to look for
You can find Avada patch files available for download here.