Installation Error: Destination Folder Already Exists
Last Update: February 13, 2023
If you are seeing this error message when installing Avada, you have 3 options to choose from:
Option 1: Delete Avada from Appearance > Themes in WordPress, then upload the new zip file.
Option 2: Access your site via FTP. Rename the old Avada folder in wp-content/themes to something like AvadaOld, then upload the new version either as a zip through your Dashboard or unzipped into the themes folder through FTP. This option lets you keep the old theme version as a backup on your installation in case you want to switch back. Note: It is always recommended that the version you will finally use is in a folder called Avada.
Option 3: Access your site through FTP and navigate to wp-content > Themes. Delete the old Avada folder, upload the new version either as a zip through your Dashboard or unzipped into the themes folder through FTP.