Avada 6.1.2 has just released, which resolves a compatibility issue between WordPress 5.3 and Avada’s uncropped custom image sizes. As of the latest WordPress update to version 5.3, a new way of saving additional image sizes to the database has been introduced whenever an image is uploaded to the library. Unfortunately, this adjustment is not compatible with the internal naming convention for Avada’s custom image sizes. The update to Avada 6.1.2 resolves precisely this issue.
The problem only occurs for images that are uploaded to WordPress 5.3 and if you have not updated to Avada 6.1.2. For these images, Avada’s custom uncropped image sizes are not available as a choice in the sizes drop-down option in the media library when you insert them to a post or page. And some of the responsive image sizes won’t be available. For the sake of clarity, we’ll briefly cover all 3 possible scenarios of image uploads in the following section.
The 3 Types Of Images And How They Are Affected
The 3 scenarios are as follows:
Images uploaded to your media library before updating to WordPress 5.3.
Images uploaded to your media library on WordPress 5.3, before the update to Avada 6.1.2.
Images uploaded to your media library on WordPress 5.3, after the update to Avada 6.1.2.
Images Uploaded Before Updating To WordPress 5.3
Nothing to do here. These images work as expected, even for Avada versions older than 6.1.2. And of course, they also work fine on Avada 6.1.2 or later.
Images Uploaded To WordPress 5.3 Before The Update To Avada 6.1.2
As mentioned above, the problem for images uploaded on WordPress 5.3, but prior to the update to Avada 6.1.2 is, that you can’t select Avada’s custom uncropped image sizes in the sizes drop-down of the media library when you inset them to a post or page. In addition to that, some of the responsive image sizes won’t be available.
Unfortunately, this can’t be auto-fixed through a theme update, as WordPress has already stored the data incorrectly in the database. Still, there is an easy way to correct this. Install and activate the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, then go to the Tools > Regen. Thumbnails tab in your WP Admin sidebar and choose ‘Regenerate All Thumbnails.’ Doing this regenerates all images and adjusts the Avada custom image sizes to their new naming conventions. In case your library has a lot of images, you can also limit the regeneration to the ones that you added while being on WordPress 5.3. You do that by updating them on a case by case basis. Once the regeneration is complete, it is business as usual.
Images Uploaded To WordPress 5.3 After The Update To Avada 6.1.2
Nothing to do here. All images uploaded to WordPress are generated as expected on your Avada site.
Avada Theme Update Instructions
To ensure that your theme installation is up to date with the latest version available, Avada 6.1.2, please update. These are our detailed theme update instructions:
Something else that is important is to also ensure any patches that our team releases between update cycles are applied as part of ongoing maintenance for your install and always clear your cache plugins post update.
Patches are applied at the click of a button as explained in our Avada Patcher document post.