Avada WordPress Theme – A detailed review of this multi-purpose theme from ThemeFusion. The best-selling WordPress theme on ThemeForest in the long term. I will show you what it can do and its individual pros and cons.
With the Avada theme, I managed to successfully build an extensive web site for my clients. Every WordPress site has a theme that determines the design and functionality of the page.
Avada is a universal, multifunctional theme. It has versatile use. It will be appreciated by smaller entrepreneurs as well as by large multinational companies, service providers with different focus, bloggers, freelancers, agencies, travel agencies, online magazines, photographers, artists and internet vendors with different goods.
In Avada theme, you create a website to your liking. It does not matter whether it will have a complex structure, or you prefer a simple one-page solution. Thanks to the detailed instructions and video guide, even beginners can use it without any problems.
What WordPress Avada theme offers
Avada tries to stun with numbers. When you purchase this theme, you get 41 ready-made websites. In addition, you will have over 255 prepared page designs, 6 built-in plugins and over 1,000 page editing options.
It takes only two minutes to load a demo and create a page. In addition, as part of the purchase price, you will receive quality customer support and lifetime updates
In the picture below, there are a few tips for ready-made looks. On this link, you can see its individual demos.
Avada theme includes premium plugins for creating powerful presentations: Revolution Slider, FlexSlider2, Elastic Slider, Parallax Fusion Slider and Lyer Slider. To improve the site development process, it includes the Fusion Core plugin. In addition, it is compatible with most WordPress plugins. For example, WooCommerce, BB Press, The Events Calendar, Gravity, Contact Form 7.
Easy creation of eshop
Thanks to the connection with WooCommerce you can quickly create an eshop. For this use, Avada includes separate demos for online stores. Just insert your own content after installation. See the look of the classic WooCommerce demo:
Avada offers more than responsiveness. With different tools, you can adjust, for example, the width and framing of the page view as you like. You can see how adjustments look at each device as you set them up. The site, texts and pictures and sliders beautifully stand out on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
To keep a number of features from slowing down the theme, it is optimized for speed. Thus, the user does not lose time when creating the page. Optimization also applies to site visitors. Different caches can be set within the theme. See the theme demo result through gtmetrix:
Loading a demo
When creating a website using demos, the user will be pleased with its simple and fast loading. Avada also offers the ability to load content from multiple demos and quick uninstalling of a demo.
Quality customer service
Avada theme creators promise quality customer service. I have to admit that I needed it several times and it was really helpful. In addition, the user has extensive documentation with detailed instructions for using the theme.
Tools for GDPR
Avada theme takes into account the requirements of the European Union Data Protection Regulation.
Avada is also adapted to the high-resolution Apple Retina display.
Ready for translation
The theme is translated into multiple languages. English is the basic and most used language, but you will certainly choose from a wide range of language offers. It also supports right-to-left languages.
Tools for website building
WP theme Avada offers diversity. You can create your own site suggestions or edit the attached demos. Through Fusion Builder, you can create any web design by clicking. You do not need any programming knowledge. Fusion Builder offers a number of practical, time-saving features. For all, I can mention Drag & Drop feature or automatic text split into multiple columns.
This is how working with Fusion Builder looks like:
Text and image layout
Theme allows virtually all layout options. There are column, grid, and masonry layouts for text and images, as well as full-page display and many effects.
Fusion Theme Options
To edit the theme, there are tools for setting menu, colours, headers and footers, logo, background, side panels, calendar, a wide selection of Google fonts, font editing options, tools for the look of blog, portfolio and categories, presentation settings and a slideshow.
Avada offers unlimited colour options. You can also use a picture as a background for a menu, header, footer, or page. The theme also allows you to create an unlimited number of sidebars.
Fusion Page Options
Individual subpages can be edited with tools such as background settings, hiding headers and footers, portfolio layout, background editing, subpage name, and the like. Thus, each subpage can have its own design.
The Avada theme includes 5 different header designs. Its colour, background, logo location, image insertion and top menu can be customized. You can also adjust the footer in a similar way.
Advanced portfolio setting options
With its built-in plugins, the WP theme Avada provides many features for portfolio display settings: unlimited portfolio pages, setting categories for individual pages, flipping images, multiple ways to organize images, and slideshow settings.
You can set options for type, direction, and animation speed for selected shortcodes. It is a great tool for attracting visitors to the site, no matter what device they connect from.
Avada theme includes a number of modules. You can set up inserting blocks of text in different styles, linking to YouTube, Vimeo and social networks, blog, portfolio, various button icons and functions, Google maps in different sizes and styles as well as plugins and other features. The theme also includes multiple widgets for better personalization of the website.
Avada – advantages
- Freedom – multiple site creation options. Possibility to edit individual elements according to your ideas.
- Many layout, text, image, header, footer, and menu options.
- Simple and fast operation.
- Functionality and speed.
- A number of ready-made designs.
- Clear menu.
- Responsiveness and SEO optimization.
- Detailed documentation available including video tutorials.
- Supports video files and links to Vimeo and YouTube.
- Links to social networks.
- Compatibility with most WordPress plugins.
- Quality customer support.
- Good price due to quality and extensive use of theme.
- Lifetime updates for free.
Avada – disadvantages
(1) The biggest drawback of the theme is that redesigning a Fusion builder page into a page using a different theme is quite challenging. This is because this step disables the builder and text displays including shortcodes that are otherwise hidden. Many settings are lost during this step.
Solution: try to create less substantial subpages in normal WordPress editor and use Fusion builder only for essential pages like homepage and so on. Also, I recommend creating blog articles through a regular editor. In case you need to cancel the builder, first copy the texts directly from the web. This will provide usable clean texts without shortcodes.
(2) The fact that Avada is a multi-purpose theme and can be set up is also a disadvantage because it has a lot of settings and it can take some time to find the right one.
(3) Incorrect or missing translations. Solution: edit translations via the free plugin: Loco Translate.
WordPress Avada theme – conclusion
To shortly sum up, I think the theme is suitable for most WordPress users who do not have the technical / programming skills, but still can create nice websites with a little playing and few clicks. I consider Avada to be comparable to the Divi theme.