How To Install Avada Via WordPress


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

Downloading 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 the Child Theme zip, Revolution and Layer Slider documentation and the classic demo .PSD files. If you’ve downloaded the Full Package before and already have these files, then you can just download the WordPress Installable File, which is much smaller in size.

Where To Locate The Download Files

Step 1 – Log in 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.

Downloading Avada from Themeforest

The Installation Process

  • Step 1 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Step 2 – Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
Add New theme
  • Step 3 – Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you do not need to unzip the file. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package, you have to unzip the master file, therein you will see a secondary file, this is the one you select to install.
Install in WordPress
  • Step 4 – Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate button.

For instructions on how to install via FTP, go here.
Having issues with Installation? Go Here.

Register Your Avada Purchase

Once you activate Avada inside WordPress as the default theme, you will be redirected to the Avada Welcome Dashboard. You’ll be prompted to register Avada using a token key so that you can install the required Avada Core and Avada Builder plugins.

Avada Dashboard
  • See this document and video on how to register Avada with a token key.
  • For more information about the required and bundled plugins, please see this document.

Importing a Prebuilt Website

Importing a prebuilt website to use as your starting point in designing the perfect site for your needs is straightforward and done at the click of a button. You can access this area after you have registered your purchase via a token key, as explained above. It is located in the WordPress Dashboard > Avada > Websites section.

Avada Prebuilt Websites
  • See this document for more information on importing prebuilt websites.


‘Are You Sure You Want To Do This?’ Error

If you get the “Are You Sure You Want To Do This” message when installing file via WordPress, it means you have an upload file size limit that is set by your host. If this happens, please install the theme via FTP or contact your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.