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.
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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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?
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 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.
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.
I forgot to mention that I contacted them.
The refreshing bug seems to be fixed with the new update.
As for setting Gutenberg as default, the support rep said it will pass this to the developers.
Avada does not allow you to run Fusion Builder and Gutenberg along side each other for their custom post types (portfolio) which does frustrate me. We like Fusion Builder for building static pages but would like to use Gutenberg for posts which we can and portfolio post types which we cant. Does anyone know how to use Gutenberg on portfolio posts but still have Fusion Builder activated?
Would really appreciate help as Theme-Fusion, obviously, want to keep you in the closed loop that is Fusion Builder so they have been a brick wall with this!
Hello! I don’t think it’s possible unless the Avada team makes it possible.
Yes its really frustrating, its strange that there is the “Edit with Gutenberg” button there when you edit the portfolio posts but it only opens the old editor.
I think the “Edit with Gutenberg” link is there because they set it globally for posts. They forgot to exclude it where it’s not really available.
There might be a workaround, though. You could give it a try. I recommend doing a backup before because you never know what might break.
Install the Classic Editor plugin, then go to Settings > Writing and select Block at Default editor for all users.
This should make Gutenberg the default editor, so, theoretically, it should be used in the Portfolio posts as well when you click the Edit With Default Editor button.