The Avada Dashboard

05/08/2020

Brand new to Avada 7 is the Avada Dashboard! You will find this from the WordPress dashboard, under Avada > Dashboard. From this central dashboard, you have quick access to all parts of Avada, from Registration to Options, Prebuilt Websites, maintenance options like the Avada Patcher, Plugins, System Status and Support, as well as links to Layouts, Icons, the Library, and Avada Sliders. Read on to discover how to get the most out of this central dashboard for all things Avada!

The Avada Dashboard

Overview

Welcome & Registration

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Token Registration method is for Avada version 5.0 or higher only. Read about the old Product Registration here.

When you first open the Dashboard, you will see the Navigation area at the top, followed by the Welcome area. You can watch a video of the Builder in action, and on the right had side, there are links to help you get started with your website. The first of these is Registration. Just click on Register your Product, or scroll down to the Register area.

Here you can register your product using an Envato token. Just click the How To? link for full instructions, or follow the link at the bottom of this section to learn more about Token Registration.

Once you have your Envato token, just paste it into the Registration field and Click on Register Now. You will then see a Green Registered notice at the top of the screen. Registering Avada will allow you to access auto updates, Premium plugins and updates, and downloading of the Avada Prebuilt Websites.

Avada Dashboard - Welcome & Register
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At the very top of the Dashboard, you will find the Avada menu. This remains on all Dashboard pages, and from here you can access every area within Avada that you need. The main links are also available in the WordPress Menu, under Avada. Let’s systematically go through all the links available here.

Avada Dashboard - Avada Menu

Options

The Options link offers a shortcut to the Avada Global Options, as well as the Avada Builder Options. The first of these is the central, global options area for Avada, while the second allows you to set various settings for the Builder itself.

Avada Dashboard - Options Menu
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Learn More About Avada Builder Options

Websites

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you can import any of Avada’s Prebuilt Websites, you must first register your purchase via Token Registration.

Follow the Websites link, and you will find almost 70 professionally designed Avada Prebuilt websites, which our designers have created to get you started quickly with Avada. New websites are also constantly being added.

You can use the Filters or Categories on the left hand side to help narrow down your search, and you can preview each website before importing, by clicking the Preview button that appears when you mouse over an individual website. Before you can import a prebuilt website, you need to register your purchase. Also, before importing a Prebuilt Website, please make sure there are no red items under System Status, and that all required plugins are installed and activated.

Avada Dashboard - Websites
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Maintenance

Under the Maintenance item you will find links to a variety of tools to help you keep your Avada website up to date and ship shape.

Avada Patcher

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. Any patches that are available for your install will show here, and you simply apply them sequentially to keep your site fully up to date.

Avada Dashboard - Patcher
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Plugins & Add-ons

Under the Plugins & Add-ons tab you will find a range of Required, Premium and Included plugins. Avada has two required plugins; Avada Core and Avada Builder. These two plugins need to be installed and activated for the theme to work properly.

After these are our Premium plugins: Fusion White Label Branding, Convert Plus, ACF PRo, Revolution Slider and Layer Slider. You’ll need to register your purchase via Token Registration to install any of these premium plugins.

You can also install and activate Avada’s recommended plugins here such as PWA, WooCommerce, bbPress, etc. You don’t need to register your purchase to install these.

Avada Dashboard - Plugins
Learn More About Plugins

Under the Plugin section you will find the Get Avada Add-ons section. Here, you can see a range of third-party add-ons to the Avada Builder, that extend core features and deliver tailored solutions for specific tasks.

Avada Dashboard - Add-ons

Changelog

From the Changelog link, you can quickly bring up the most up to date Changelog, showing exactly what changes have occurred with Avada, with each release. This is particularly useful to check after any update, to familiarize yourself with the most recent additions, changes and improvements to Avada.

Avada Dashboard - Changelog

Support

Under Support, you will find information on how support works, and links to our main support channels, which will help you learn more how to get started with Avada, how to solve issues you might run into, and of course, how to submit a ticket directly to our awesome Support Team. There are also links to our popular community resources.

Avada Dashboard - Support
Learn More About Support Options

System Status

Under the Status tab, you will find the System Status page, with your Avada Version History, Avada Conversion Controls, and the current settings of both your WordPress and Server environment. You can also generate a System Report here, which will give you a full summary of your System Status information. You can also choose to copy this report and include it in any support tickets. This can help our support team if you are having any issues..

Avada Dashboard - System Status
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Layouts

IMPORTANT NOTE: Avada Layouts was previously known as the Avada Theme Builder.

This is where you can build custom layouts for your website. Here you can access both the Layouts, and the Layout Sections. Please see the Avada Layouts documentation for a full rundown on this amazing custom layout system.

Avada Layouts
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Icons

This is where you can upload Custom Icon Sets to Avada. Avada comes with Font Awesome, and the full range of free icons it provides. But for ultimate flexibility, you can now also upload your own Custom Icon Sets from Icomoon.

Avada Dashboard - Icons
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Avada Library

This will take you to the Avada Library, which allows you to save, and quickly redeploy any of your Avada Builder content, from complete Pages through to Containers, Columns, and individual Elements. The Library also allows you to import individual pages from the Avada Demos.

Avada Dashboard - Library
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Avada Slider

IMPORTANT NOTE: Avada Slider was formerly known as Fusion Slider.

The Avada Slider is a beautiful and lean slider, developed especially by ThemeFusion, that produces stunning results. The slider has amazing flexibility, and is 100% responsive, giving you full control over width and height to easily create fixed, full width or full-screen sliders.

Avada Dashboard - Sliders
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