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Avada WordPress Theme Review

6 Nov , 2015,
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The most popular WordPress theme

Avada is by far the most popular WordPress theme after it was released in 2012. With sales of more than 175,000 licenses, it has quickly become an all-time hit. Actually, Avada cannot be classified as just a theme because it is a powerful design tool as well because you can build almost anything all by yourself without the help of a developer. Further, you are not required to have any coding skills to build sites. Avada’s multi-purpose feature helps you to create page templates and layouts that are unique and integrate them with third-party plugins.

Avada features

Key Features of Avada Theme

Fusion Page Builder

It helps you to build a page. You just have to drag and drop elements into the content area.

Fully Responsive

Avada is a very responsive theme. It adjusts to all sizes of screens. Irrespective of the number of containers or elements incorporated into the content space, the layout remains responsive.

Control Panel

You can customize a great deal of aspects using Avada control panel. The wide ranging options including general, background, typography, header, footer, styling, shortcodes styling, portfolio, blog, social share box and sharing links, slideshows, elastic slider, themefusion slider, contact, lightbox, sidebar, WooCommerce and custom CSS, backup and page options, among others.

Retina Ready

On Avada, images look great because of high-resolution, retina displays.

Shortcode Generator

You can generate shortcodes for anything using the Fusion shortcode generator.

Content Importer

This feature enables you to import content from various locations such as demo pages, posts, widgets, sliders and theme options.

WooCommerce and bbPress Compatible

Avada can be fully integrated with WooCommerce and bbPress.

E-commerce Compatible

This feature enables integration with WP Easy Cart and Easy Digital Downloads.

Unlimited Colors and Skins

It allows you to choose a dark or light skin and a range of colors when you design your website.

Slider Integration

Avada does not only come with the revolution slider, but also 2D/3D slider. In addition, it comes with a sleep slider. This enables your website to slide images along with captions.

Vector Font Icons

The theme icons such as social, slider and menu are all created using vector graphics so that they have a crispy appearance and load faster on devices.

Form Plugins

The theme comes with built-in contact form and supports premium Gravity Form and Contact Form 7.

Translation Ready

The built-in PO file enables Avada to be translated into a language of your choice. It is also compatible with qtranslate and WPML and supports RTL.

Pros Cons

Avada Pros

Fully customizable
Easy to use as you need to just drag and drop elements
Avada comes with a demo module
One-click installation
Comes with Slider Revolution and Layer Slider plugins
Powerful options
User friendly admin area
Video tutorials and large documentation
Excellent support

Avada Cons

The time required for the initial installation is higher
When installing a specific demo, dummy pictures and content also get added, which will have to be then removed manually

Final Thoughts

Overall, Avada is a value-for-money buy. The combination of simplicity and great functionalities accounts for its versatility. With the help of the documentation and video training material even beginners can create websites themselves. On the other hand, people with some amount of experience and serious website developers will greatly benefit from it.

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