Avada WordPress Theme Review
Avada WordPress Theme, like all themes sold on ThemeForest, is filled with hidden costs. This is not really Avada’s fault as much as it is the rules of ThemeForest but it is important to consider. Even with Avada 6’s new front-end page builder and theme settings, I don’t find it as easy or intuitive as the market-leading page builders on the market that are already established and have 3rd party ecosystems. The front-end Fusion builder lacks theme building features found in Beaver Builder, Divi 4, and Elementor. Expect a learning curve because Avada does everything their way vs the WordPress way with theme settings in the customizer. At the end of the day though, you can build a nice site with Avada. Avada WordPress Theme is the number 1 WordPress theme on ThemeForest. Avada has been around for over 5 years and is more of a swiss army knife type of theme.
Easy To Use
If you have used other themes before, none of that will help you with Avada. They do everything their way, a different way. All new learning curves.
Avada WordPress Theme Pros
- Includes A Front End Page Builder Since v6
- Can Adjust Theme Settings From The Page Builder
- 38 Demos To Get You Started
- Hundreds Of Theme Options
- WooCommerce Integration
Avada WordPress Theme Cons
- Expensive Because Pricing Is Per Site
- Only 6 Months of Support Is Included, Then $80 Per Year Per Site
- Theme & Page Builder Lock-In
- Theme Bloat Tries To Do Everything
- Shortcode Based Like Visual Composer
Avada WordPress Theme Page Builder
Their Fusion Page Builder has content lock-in because it’s shortcode based. This means Avada for life, if you want to make a change to a different theme in the future, you have to start from scratch.
Avada has been referred to as a slow bloated theme. You have to remember with websites, less is more. With Avada you get more, a ton of stuff that you don’t want and will never need, this is the bloat that people refer to. It’s not good for the user to have all that stuff in a theme that slows down the WordPress backend and locks you in further into the theme.
Avada WordPress Theme Features