Avada Quick Start Guide
Last Update: March 1, 2023
Current Version: Avada 7.10.0 (Released on March 28th, 2023)
Thank you for choosing Avada! Avada is a WordPress Website Builder trusted by 882,706 beginners, marketers & professionals and created with usability and performance in mind.
With this Quick Start Guide, we want to help you quickly get started with building your website by listing the essential starting points you may need to do to get up and running.
Get Hosting & Install WordPress
Avada can be purchased solely on the Themeforest Marketplace. Be careful not to purchase it anywhere else, as this would be an illegal, and probably hacked, copy. When you purchase Avada, you’re buying it for one website, as an individual purchase code is required per top-level domain registration.
Please see the video below that shows you the process of purchasing Avada on the Themeforest website.
Download and Install Avada
Once you have hosting, and WordPress is installed, you are ready to install Avada. To do this, you need to get the installable file from the ThemeForest account, from which Avada was purchased. There are then a couple of ways to install Avada; via WordPress, or via FTP. This is a five minute process that is well explained in these docs and videos.
Run The Avada Setup Wizard
The Avada Setup Wizard offers a way to set your website up quickly and efficiently. This will load automatically on any new install. There are two types of setup – one for using a prebuilt site as the basis of your website, or another for a new website that you will build from scratch. The Setup Wizard covers registration and plugin installation, and then depending on your setup type, importing a prebuilt, color and typography selections, content selection and more. For full details, see the documentation, linked below.
Alternatively, you can register Avada, install the required plugins, and import a prebuilt website manually, as listed below.
Register Your Purchase
Immediately after installing and activating Avada, you are required to register your purchase. If you don’t use the Setup Wizard for registration, you can just do this manually. Registration is required, and It allows you to install and update Premium plugins, import prebuil websites, download automatic updates for Avada, and to register for support. To register Avada, you just need the purchase code from your purchase, which you can download at ThemeForest, and which you then paste into the Registration field on the Avada Dashboard. For more information on this process, please see the following documentation, and its included video.
Install The Required Plugins
Registering Avada gives you access to the bundled premium plugins, two of these which are required to be installed for Avada to function correctly and fully. These are Avada Core and Avada Builder. For everything you need to know about installing and updating the plugins that come with Avada, see the document, and its included video, linked below.
Import Prebuilt Website (optional)
One of the easiest and quickest ways to get a website up and running with Avada is to choose to install one of our 80 + prebuilt websites. With our easy to use importer, you can transform your basic WordPress installation into a completed website in a matter of minutes. Then you can customize it with your own branding and content, and have a website up and running in no time at all. See the following documents for more information on our fantastic prebuilt websites, and how to import them.
Register For Support
With all software packages, there is a learning curve, and here at ThemeFusion, we endevour to make learning Avada as easy as we can. On top of our extensive documentation and video library, there is also six months of direct ticketing support included with your purchase, but to access this, you first have to register for Support with ThemeFusion.
This is an easy process and gives you access to our 24/7 ticketing system. Submit a ticket here, and one of our global Avada Support Team (we call them the Avada Avengers) will help you through every step of the way to resolve your issue.
Explore The Docs & Videos
OK, now here’s the fun bit. Once you are up and running with Avada, we have an extensive documentation and video library to help you learn every aspect of using Avada. To date, there are over 600 documents and almost 200 videos to help you learn the ins and outs of the Avada Website Builder. Before submitting a Support ticket, do a quick search of the Docs, as most support requests have an answer that can be found there. Go wild!
Join The Avada Users Group on Facebook
There is also an amazing community around Avada, where you can connect with thousands of other Avada users. The Avada Users Group on Facebook has been around from the very start of Avada, and now has almost 25,000 members. Join up for some amazing community support from people who use Avada every day!