How To Install Avada Via FTP


There are two ways you can install the Avada Website Builder. You can choose to install it via FTP, which is what will be outlined in this article, or via WordPress. Before you can install Avada, please download the necessary theme files from ThemeForest first. Continue reading below for more information on these.

Downloading Avada Theme Files From ThemeForest

If this is your first time downloading the theme from ThemeForest, we recommend downloading the Full Theme Package to receive additional files such as Revolution and Layer Slider documentation and the Avada classic demo .PSD files only. If you’ve already downloaded the Full Packages, then you can just use the WordPress Installable File.

Where To Locate The Download Files

Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and navigate to your ‘Downloads’ tab and then locate your Avada purchase.

Step 2 – Click the ‘Download’ button and choose to either download the ‘Installable WordPress file only’, which is just the WordPress installable file, or choose to download ‘All Files & Documentation’ which is the full Avada Website Builder package.

Avada Download Screen

The Installation Process

Step 1 – Log into your server installation via FTP. You can use software such as Filezilla for this.

Step 2 – If you have downloaded the Full Package from ThemeForest, please unzip the master file and then unzip the secondary file which will give an Avada folder.

Step 3 – Upload the extracted Avada folder to the wp-content > themes folder on the server. Make sure the folder name is -> ‘Avada’.

Step 4 – Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes and clicking the ‘Activate’ button, for the Avada theme.

Step 5 – Once activated, you will be redirected to the Welcome Screen. You’ll see a prompt to register Avada and then install the required plugins, which are the Avada Core and Avada Builder plugins. Click here to learn how to install Avada’s required plugins.

* For instructions on how to install via WordPress, go here.