Fusion Builder Plugin
The Fusion Builder, released with Avada 5.0, is a stand alone plugin packed with innovative features and options. As is the case with all plugins, you will have to install and activate it first in order to use it. To learn how, please continue reading below.
Updating to Avada 5.0+
In the Avada > Plugins section you will see Avada's two required plugins, the Fusion Core and the Fusion Builder plugin. The 'Install' button for the Fusion Builder plugin is disabled to ensure that the Fusion Core plugin is updated first. Doing it in this order is very important and will prevent fatal errors on your site. If you accidentally installed the Fusion Builder plugin before updating Fusion Core, please see our 'Troubleshooting' section below.
New Avada 5.0+ Install
In the Avada > Plugins section you will see Avada's two required plugins, the Fusion Core and the Fusion Builder plugin. The installation and activation order of the the Fusion Core and Fusion Builder plugin does not matter, provided it's a fresh install and you're not updating from a later version. Make sure both are active for Avada to work correctly.
How to Install And Activate The Fusion Builder Plugin
Step 1 - Navigate to the Avada > Plugins tab.
Step 2 - Here you will see the two required plugins, Fusion Core and the Fusion Builder. You'll need to install the Fusion Core plugin before installing the Fusion Builder plugin.
Step 4 - On the Fusion Core plugin, hover over the plugin's image and click the 'Install' button. After the install completes and the plugin activates, click the "Return to plugins installer" button.
Step 5 - On the Fusion Builder plugin, hover over the plugin's image and click the 'Install' button. After the install completes and the plugin activates, click the "Return to plugins installer" button.
Step 6 - Once finished, you can now use the Fusion Builder on any page or post that you create.
Please Note: The Fusion Builder user interface is not active by default when opening a page or post. However, you can change this globally and have the Fusion Builder always active for pages and posts by going to the Fusion Builder > Settings > Fusion Builder Auto Activation tab.
If you have updated to Avada 5.0+ and somehow managed to install and activate the Fusion Builder plugin before updating the Fusion Core plugin, you may experience fatal errors on your site. To learn how to remove these errors and to update correctly, please continue reading below.
Step 1 - Log into your server using FTP and navigate to your WordPress installation's wp-content/plugins folder.
Step 2 - Locate the Fusion Builder plugin folder named fusion-builder and temporarily rename it to something else. For example, fusion-builder-dis.
Step 3 - After that is done, log into the WP Dashboard of your site and navigate to the Avada > Plugins tab. Locate the Fusion Core plugin and update accordingly.
Step 4 - Once more using FTP, navigate to the wp-content > plugins folder and rename the Fusion Builder plugin folder back to it's original name, fusion-builder.
Step 5 - Lastly, log into your site's WP Dashboard and navigate to the Avada > Plugins tab. You will see the Fusion Builder plugin is automatically enabled.
Avada & WordPress 5.0 Compatibility
WordPress version 5.0 was released on December 6th, adding the Gutenberg editing experience to the WordPress core. We have prepared a comprehensive article, WordPress 5.0, Avada, & You. All That You Need To Know, to keep you abreast of progress.