The Avada premium WordPress theme is ranked as one of the all-time highest selling premium WordPress theme on the ThemeForest marketplace. That’s quite an accomplishment considering that thousands of products are marketed each year on that site. As of November 2013, Avada has been purchased more than 44,000 times and has generated roughly $2,000,000 in revenue. This theme is extremely flexible and can be used for almost any purpose on your WordPress website.
This WordPress theme review of Avada by ThemeForest was updated in November 2013 with new information.
Fully Responsive Design
Avada creator ThemeFusion has put in a lot of effort to make Avada the popular premium download it has become. One of the main features of Avada is its fully responsive design, which will automatically adjust your website’s content to fit the screen size of each front-end visitor.
Mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, and Android will instantly receive a customized view when browsing a website using Avada, as will tablet computers such as the iPad and Samsung Galaxy. Avada is also Retina Ready.
Avada can be used to blog, sell products, manage a portfolio, and much more. The theme begins with a traditional top navigation bar and logo section, but quickly blends in to the featured content slider. This fully animated module can be easily programmed to drop-in images, text, call-to-action buttons and more in a sequence so the visitor’s attention is focused on it exclusively during his/her first visit.
There are dozens of default layouts that can be toggled by the administrator to see which provides the best fit for your company’s needs. If you take a look at the official live demo page, you’ll be able to quickly glance through all the design options for each page template in order to decide on your favorite.
Custom Page Templates
Custom page templates for Avada include Blog, Portfolio, Contact, Image Gallery, and much more. Thanks to this theme’s vast shortcodes collection, you can also use many codes when creating or editing a page/post to add functionality to certain posts and bring out the most in your content.
In the screenshot below, you’ll see that embedding videos from your favorite sites such as YouTube and Vimeo can be achieved with just a few short clicks.
Intelligent Control Panel
The Avada developers have made the Control Panel intelligent. Meaning it will save your progress and allow you flexibility that often requires loads of plugins to accomplish.
Options are easy to configure with plenty of custom widgets to insert in your widgetized regions along the sidebar and footer slots. Thanks to this theme’s Social Media Integration, you can quickly link your visitors to accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter in order to gain followers and readership.
Avada is frequently updated (more than a dozen updates have been released in its first year of existence). This means that the theme will work properly when browsed via Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. It is also programmed for the latest version of WordPress.
There are more than 6,800 user reviews for this theme, and it has achieved a 5 Star Rating on ThemeForest.