How To Install Avada Via WordPress

Last Update: February 19, 2024

There are two ways you can install the Avada Website Builder. You can choose to install it via WordPress, which is what will be outlined in this article, or alternatively, you can install it via FTP. Before you can install Avada, you need to download the necessary files from the ThemeForest account Avada was purchased from. Continue reading below for more information, and watch the video for a visual overview.

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Downloading The Installation Files From ThemeForest

The first thing to do is to download the installation files from ThemeForest. There are two packages available, as you can see in the screenshot below – All files and documentation, and the Installable WordPress file only. The Full Theme Package has additional files such as the Child Theme zip, Revolution and Layer Slider documentation and the classic demo .PSD files, while the Installable WordPress file contains only the files you need to upload to WordPress. For full details, see the What’s Included With Your Avada Purchase doc.

Where To Locate The Download Files

Step 1 – Log in to your ThemeForest account and navigate to your ‘Downloads’ tab and then locate your Avada purchase.

Step 2 – Click the ‘Download’ button and choose to either download the ‘Installable WordPress file only’, which is just the WordPress installable file, or choose to download ‘All Files & Documentation’ which is the full Avada Website Builder package.

ThemeForest > Download Avada

The Installation Process

  • Step 1 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Step 2 – Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button.
Add New Theme
  • Step 3 – Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you do not need to unzip the file. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package, you have to unzip the master file, therein you will see a secondary file. This is the one you select to install.
Install in WordPress
  • Step 4 – Once the file has uploaded, click the Activate link.

Register Your Avada Purchase

Once you activate Avada, you will be redirected to the Avada Welcome Dashboard. You’ll be prompted to register Avada using your purchase code, after which the Avada Setup Wizard begins, to help you create your new website.

Avada Dashboard > Unregistered


‘Are You Sure You Want To Do This?’ Error

If you get the “Are You Sure You Want To Do This” message when installing file via WordPress, it means you have an upload file size limit that is set by your host. If this happens, please install the theme via FTP or contact your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.