Updating From Avada 4.0.X
If your current Avada version is 4.0.X, then your next stage in the update will be Avada 5.9.1. This will include the conversion of your shortcodes from the old Avada page builder to the new Avada Builder which was introduced in Avada 5.0.
If you’re not at 4.0.X yet, please reference the appropriate section above for your current Avada version, before proceeding. If you haven’t checked the Pre Update Tips section from above yet, click here for that important information.
Before processing this update, be sure to take a full site and database backup. That will ensure you’re able to revert to a working point in your site if anything unexpected happens.
Since the Avada Builder uses different shortcodes, any shortcodes generated by the Avada page builder prior to Avada 5.0 will not render elements and will only appear as plain text. There’s an automated conversion process which will occur to update your content to the new shortcode syntax.
Areas that are automatically converted by Avada include: pages, blog posts, portfolios, WooCommerce product content and excerpts, widgets, global options, Avada Sliders, Revolution Sliders and LayerSliders.
It will not automatically convert shortcodes from any custom post types you may have or from other plugin’s custom post types that may be in use on your site. For information on how to manually include those post types in the Avada conversion process, click here to view our guide.
If after the update, your site is showing all shortcodes on the front end of the website, the conversion may not have completed correctly. Although it looks like a serious problem, it’s normally just due to low server limits causing the update process to be truncated. To fix this, you can manually trigger the shortcode conversion again at the top of the System Status page. If that doesn’t correct the issue, double check that the Avada Builder plugin is installed and activated.
If you are having issues updating from 4.0.3, you can download the 5.9.1 version directly below, which will then allow you to update to the 7.X.X versions.