How To Remove Prebuilt Website Content After Import

Last Update: February 28, 2023

When experimenting with your site, you may want to try different prebuilt websites. If you have already imported a prebuilt website and would like to try a different one, you can use the methods mentioned below to remove the imported prebuilt website content. You may also find this useful if a prebuilt website was imported more than once, and you have some duplicate content.


  • Removing Prebuilt Website Content To Import A New One – You can use the methods described below to remove imported prebuilt website content if you want to make a clean import of a new one. If you don’t remove the old prebuilt website content before starting an additional import, you may see elements and settings from the old website which could affect the layout and the design of the newly imported prebuilt website.
  • Removing Duplicate Prebuilt Website Content – Sometimes, importing a prebuilt website can take a few minutes. Duplicate prebuilt website content occurs when the ‘Import’ button is clicked multiple times. For example, if you click ‘Import’ twice, there’s a possibility that all the prebuilt website content will be imported twice. Note: It will not be possible to import duplicate prebuilt website content on sites using Avada 5.2+ unless you already had prebuilt website content imported from an earlier version when you imported the prebuilt website again. That is because it’s not possible to import the same prebuilt website twice on Avada 5.2+, without first removing the originally imported content.

Method 1: Remove Imported Content Through the Avada Prebuilt Website Importer

You can use the Avada Prebuilt Website Importer tool to also remove / uninstall imported Prebuilt Website content.

Step 1 – Navigate to Avada > Websites and find the Prebuilt Website you’re wanting to remove from your site.

Step 2 – Hover over the Prebuilt Website image and select the “Modify” button.

Step 3 – In the lower right-hand corner of the popup window, check the box beside “Uninstall” and click “Remove“.

Note: This will remove any content that was imported through the Importer. If you’ve modified posts / pages and want to keep those, you should save them as a template in the Library so they can be imported again for later use.

Method 2: WP Reset Plugin

This plugin is the fastest way to get back to the starting point of a WordPress install. However, it will remove all content from your database and leave the default theme activated. It does not remove plugins, but will deactivate them. This plugin will remove all pages, posts, menus, sliders, widget data, theme options, etc. Only do this if you are wanting to start over from a fresh WordPress install.

Step 1 – Download and install the WP Reset Plugin.

Step 2 – After installing the WP Reset Plugin, go to your WordPress plugins page and activate the plugin.

Step 3 – Navigate to Tools > WP Reset, and at the very bottom, you’ll find the ‘Site Reset’ option.

Step 4 – You must first type reset in the text box before you can click ‘Reset’.

Step 5 – A warning pop up will appear informing you again that this action is irreversible. If you’d like to proceed, click ‘Ok’.

Step 6 – Once finished, you’ll be left with a clean WordPress install. You can then re-activate Avada and the included plugins, then import the next prebuilt website you’d like to try or begin adding your own content.

Method 3: Manual Removal

This method will take longer and requires more work but can be done if you want to only remove specific content and keep other prebuilt website content. This method simply involves manually removing/deleting the prebuilt website content items. For example, you would need to go to your “Pages” section and select the page or pages you want to remove and delete them. Repeat this process as needed through the various content areas in WordPress. You can use this method if you’ve already created pages and posts or edited some of the prebuilt website pages/posts and don’t want to lose that work.