Avada Design Elements vs. Layout Section Elements

27/07/2020

When adding and editing Content Layout Sections in Avada Layouts, you will notice some new Elements. They even have a tab of their own. They are called Layout Section Elements.

These Elements allow you to place dynamic content, related to the content area, into the layout sections. As you can see below, they are typical blog, portfolio and archive type content, with elements such as Archive, Author, Content, Comments, Pagination etc.

Layout Section Elements

These Elements have a full range of options, in the same way the other Elements do, and you work with them in entirely the same way. Below, for example is the Author Element options panel.

Author Element Options Panel
Watch the ‘How To Use The Layout Section Elements’ video here.

The full range of Design Elements are also available to use when building Layout Sections, but the Layout Section Elements are only available when building Content Layout Sections. They are all dynamic Elements, that pull their content from the relevant section of your content. NB. This is not to be confused with dynamic content options inside normal elements.

For example, if you have created a Content Layout Section, in a Layout whose conditions specify that it will only be shown on Single Posts, then the Content Element would show the single post blog content. Likewise, if you made a Content Layout Section on a conditional Layout that only showed a particular Portfolio category, then the Archives Element would show only that category of Portfolio posts.

It is these Elements then, that allow you to build the content in your Content Layout Sections. As mentioned before, these Layout Sections Elements are only found in the Content Layout Sections. In the Header, Footer and Page Title Bar Layout Sections, you have full access to all the Builder Elements, as well as the Dynamic Content options found inside these elements.

With the combination of Design Elements and Layout Section Elements, you can now design and build totally unique Custom Layouts, using the full power of the Fusion Builder. With these powerful design tools, there’s virtually nothing you can’t achieve.