Widget Area Element
A Widget Area is set up by going to the Appearance > Widgets > Add New Widget Area section of your sites WordPress Dashboard. Once a Widget Area is created, you then assign your choice of widgets to the Widget Area, and these widgets will then be displayed wherever decided within the website.
Widget Area Element = Predefined section that displays a collection of widgets.
Widget Element = A widget, any widget, displayed anywhere on your site.
This displays a predefined Footer Widget Area set up, in the Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets section
How To Use The Widget Area Element
Step 1 – Create a new page or post, or edit an existing one.
Step 2 – Insert a Container and select your desired column layout.
Step 3 – Click the ‘+ Element’ section to bring up the Elements window. Locate the ‘Widget Area’ element and click it to open the options window.
Step 4 – Select the widget area you’d like to display from the ‘Widget Area Name’ dropdown box. there are also a few other options you can configure.
Step 5 – Once you have finished configuring the options, click ‘Save’ to insert the element into the page. Preview the page to view the Widget Area, and remember you can come back into the element to fine tune it.
Location: The edit screen within each Element.
You can deploy as many individual Elements in pages and posts as you need, there is no limit. Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each Element independently, and greatly enhance your flexibility and creative options.
Note: The Default setting will use the global settings assigned for this element in your Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Widget Area Element section. Also, please note that the displayed options screens below show ALL the available options for the element. If you have Avada’s Option Network Dependencies turned on, you will only see options relevant to your selections, and so the options screen may look somewhat different.
Location: WordPress Dashboard > Avada > Theme Options > Fusion Builder Elements > Social Links Element
The Avada Advanced Options Network gives you amazing flexibility with additional Global Options that allows you to control individual Elements en masse.