How to Select the Gutenberg Editor to Write a Post in Avada

>How to Select the Gutenberg Editor to Write a Post in Avada
  • drop-down menu select

Those who hate the Gutenberg editor (I like it) will love the Avada (affiliate link) theme even more.

The developers created a built-in feature that allows you to select what you’d like to use when creating a blog post (same goes for pages):

  • Classic editor;
  • Gutenberg editor;
  • Fusion Builder.

That’s right! If you’re using Avada, you won’t have to install the Classic Editor plugin anymore.

How to select the Gutenberg editor in Avada

If you create a new post in Avada 5.7.2+, the classic editor will be chosen by default.

The first time I saw this, I was like: “Wait, wait… Where’s Gutenberg?”. It made me check my updates again to see if they are correct. 🙂

It’s very easy to miss, especially when you don’t expect something like this.

But I quickly find out that you don’t have one, but three choices when creating a new post.

So, to choose the Gutenberg editor in Avada, you’ll have to click the down-arrow next to the Add New button.

select the gutenberg editor in avada

That’s it!

Now the new post will be created with the Gutenberg editor.

I don’t recommend using the Fusion Builder to write posts.

The main reason being that if you ever want to change the theme, and you have, like, 500 posts, then you’ll have to edit all of them to remove the shortcodes left from the page builder. 

How much time do you think it will take?

Keep the Fusion Builder for pages, which usually require a much more sophisticated design than posts, and they are not added 
(in most cases) by the hundreds or thousands.


If you create a post using the Fusion Builder, you won’t be able to edit it with the Gutenberg editor, or vice-versa. 

That’s a wrap

I hope this post cleared the confusion on where’s the Gutenberg editor in the Avada theme.

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By |2018-12-15T10:36:47+00:00December 14th, 2018|Themes|4 Comments


  1. Hanna December 25, 2018 at 8:03 AM - Reply

    I’m running Avada 5.7.2 but don’t see this option “click the down-arrow next to the Add New button.”
    How can I enable it?


    • ThemeSkills December 25, 2018 at 10:13 PM - Reply


      Do you happen to have the Classic Editor plugin enabled? If you’re on SiteGround, for example, they will automatically install the Classic Editor if WordPress was updated to 5.0 automatically, with their auto-update feature. So, check that.

      Did you update the Fusion Builder and Fusion Core plugins as well?

      Besides that, the only thing that crosses my mind is a plugin conflict. Some plugin might have a feature that prevents the drop-down menu button to appear or blocks Gutenberg altogether.

  2. Justin Germino January 4, 2019 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    2 things with this, in Avada there is no way to set Gutenberg as your default in say your profile so that you can always default to it when you click new post from the Top Menu WordPress bar, also if you are in the editor and you save draft and refresh your page it defaults back to classic editor again which forces you to go back to posts and select gutenberg editor to edit that same post in Gutenberg again. They should put an edit with Gutenberg button on the front of the classic visual editor like they do with the Edit with Fusion Builder button.

    • ThemeSkills January 5, 2019 at 7:43 AM - Reply

      Yep, I noticed the first thing, and it’s pretty annoying. I’ve been meaning to contacted them about that.

      As for the refresh part, I just noticed it now when I tried it. That’s annoying as well.

      I assume they’ll fix it soon. I’ll contact them to get some info.

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