By Stephen Walker

From Theme Fusion — Avada 7.8 introduces a ton of new features throughout all areas of Avada. New UI features like dark mode or navigator for the live editor, new elements like Instagram and Woo Mini Cart, and also awesome new design additions like sticky Columns, Container background masks & patterns, and filters and masonry layout for Post Cards. And there is so much more.

See it all below.

See the promo video here:

- NEW: Added dark mode to the full UI of Avada Live Builder
- NEW: Added a page structure Navigator to Avada Live Builder for easy navigation through all content
- NEW: Typography sets using global sets will now display the set name on hover in Avada Live Builder
- NEW: Added a preference to have option sub-groups collapsible for easier option management in Avada Live Builder
- NEW: Added an option to set your preferred builder interface (back-end/front-end) for auto-loading
- NEW: Added Instagram element
- NEW: Added WooCommerce Mini Cart element
- NEW: Added WooCommerce Filters element
- NEW: Added background mask and pattern options to the Container element
- NEW: Added sticky columns setup including responsive choices and offset
- NEW: Added transform options to Column element for awesome default and hover effects
- NEW: Added new mobile mode and sticky options to Tabs element and lots of new styling options
- NEW: Added support for Adobe Fonts (Typekit)
- NEW: Added support for filters in Post Cards element including lots of styling options
- NEW: Added masonry layout and isotope support to Post Cards and Post Card Archives element
- NEW: Added load more functionality and load more button styling options to the Gallery element
- NEW: Added sorting options to the Gallery element
- NEW: Added margin options to all suitable elements that did not have them already
- NEW: Added form input validation pattern options to Text, Email, Phone, and Password elements
- NEW: Added options to set a custom invalid form field input notice to Avada Form elements
- NEW: Added z-index options to Column and Image elements
- NEW: Added option to choose if 100% width template should be the default page template
- NEW: Added option to choose the user type for which post views should be counted
- NEW: Improved the close options tab for Off-Canvas and added an option to automatically close after a set time
- NEW: Added alignment, margin, and dynamic data options to Before & After Image element
- NEW: Added dynamic data options to the Image Hotspot element
- PERFORMANCE: Added an option to automatically clear WP's object cache on post save and delete
- PERFORMANCE: Added an option to automatically remove empty element parameters from the post content output
- PERFORMANCE: Portfolio- and FAQ-specific CSS will now be skipped when the CPTs are disabled even if CSS compiler is off
- PERFORMANCE: Removed code specific to older versions of Edge browser from Container and Column elements
- SEO: Added new heading tag selection options to Tab, Toggles, and FAQ elements
- SEO: Added new heading tag selection any typography options to Flip Boxes, Social Sharing, Blog, and Recent Posts elements
- SEO: Added structured data options to YouTube and Vimeo elements
- SEO: Added div to the tag selection of Avada Slider Heading and Caption options
- IMPROVEMENT: Required plugin auto-update note will now be automatically triggered after Avada update
- IMPROVEMENT: Fixed flickering of Avada Live Builder UI when using CSS filter options
- IMPROVEMENT: Slider visibility Page Option now also working correctly on setups using page cache
- IMPROVEMENT: New styling for pagination of Avada's admin page screens
- IMPROVEMENT: Added Avada Forms data to the JS submit event for easier data handling
- IMPROVEMENT: Added prevention of loading loop when global elements reference themselves in element content
- IMPROVEMENT: Changed Button element and Tab element tabs to use inline-flex to vertically center icons and text
- IMPROVEMENT: Added Post Card edit button to Post Card Archives element
- IMPROVEMENT: Minimum spacing of 0 is now possible in Post Cards element
- IMPROVEMENT: Updated several option descriptions and dependencies for better usability
- UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 6.0
- UPDATED: Compatibility with The Events Calendar 6.0 Beta 3
- UPDATED: modernizr JS script to version 3.12
- ACCESSIBILITY: Added aria-labelledby attributes to Toggle and FAQ content wrappers
- ACCESSIBILITY: Fixed aria-expanded attribute being incorrect in Faq element
- ACCESSIBILITY: Fixed the landmark for legacy page title bars
- ACCESSIBILITY: Fixed the landmark for the to top button
- ACCESSIBILITY: Changed custom header and footer wrappers to use generic divs, to allow Container element tag selection to create a landmark
- COMPATIBILITY: Fixed WooCommerce Filter Addons plugin filters being reset when products get sorted
- COMPATIBILITY: Fixed YITH WooCommerce Gift Cards plugin not working with layout builder
- COMPATIBILITY: Fixed Custom Template for LearnDash plugin not working with layout builder
- COMPATIBILITY: Fixed latest version of WooCommerce Paypal plugin causing a fatal error when using the layout builder
- COMPATIBILITY: Fixed PolyLang not copying correct term for layout sections when creating copy for secondary language 
- FIXED: JS compiler creating cached JS for each page instead of only pages with different JS components
- FIXED: Container width being wrong interior width is set to site width in a post using a content layout section with container interior width set to 100% width
- FIXED: Custom icons not being applied in Toggles and FAQ elements
- FIXED: iFrame lazy loading option causing video responsiveness to break
- FIXED: iFrame lazy loading breaking Google Maps iFrames
- FIXED: Product in cart icon incorrectly positioned if rollover is disabled
- FIXED: Site width incorrectly changing when using boxed mode and header is disabled
- FIXED: ACF fields added to author profiles not being correctly pulled when using dynamic data in layout sections for author archives
- FIXED: Countdown element being hidden when set to be removed after expiration if countdown is manually set but still active
- FIXED: Image element captions not being hidden when element visibility is removed when using above/below settings
- FIXED: Shortcode generator button missing from TinyMCE in text mode in WordPress 6.0
- FIXED: Button styling issue in Performance Wizard
- FIXED: Font-family change not being correctly saved when running the Performance Wizard
- FIXED: WooCommerce Featured Products Slider and WooCommerce Product Carousel not showing sale and out-of-stock badges correctly
- FIXED: Author name being displayed instead of post title in Post Cards element on author archive page
- FIXED: Section Separator default CSS overriding element CSS when using critical CSS
- FIXED: Old image placeholder markup causing width overflow in some cases
- FIXED: Lightbox not working for posts loaded through infinite scroll in Post Cards element
- FIXED: Lightbox in Image Carousel not working when using dynamic data set to Woo Gallery
- FIXED: Tooltip element having lower z-index than its animated Container parent, hiding the tooltip
- FIXED: Scroll section not always working when a direct link to a specific section is used
- FIXED: Videos not stopping when Modal element is closed if video facade option is used
- FIXED: Default columns not using default column spacing option when editing library containers
- FIXED: Vertical Menu widget not opening sub-menu when current page is part of it, when using custom menu mode
- FIXED: Self-hosted videos not stopping when Off-Canvas is closed
- FIXED: Combine third party CSS files option, when enabled, breaking The Events Calendar Pro V2 views
- FIXED: Font size CSS for headings missing from Off-Canvas
- FIXED: Line breaks in Textblock elements being removed in Off-Canvas
- FIXED: Scroll option still being applied in Off-Canvas, even if overlay is turned off
- FIXED: End date of The Events Calendar events not being considered for multi-day events when only showing upcoming events in Post Cards element
- FIXED: WooCommerce Archive Number of Product Columns option not correctly working in RTL languages
- FIXED: Border-radius of 0px not working in Icon element
- FIXED: Default database submission action in Avada Forms not working, unless explicitly set
- FIXED: Avada Forms saving of POST form submission method not working correctly
- FIXED: Avada Forms POST to URL (non-ajax) not being available
- FIXED: Avada Forms not allowing for empty submission action
- FIXED: Single field placeholders not encoding HTML entities in Avada Forms email notifications
- FIXED: Checklist values not always being correctly displayed in Avada Forms email notifications
- FIXED: Zero as value not working in Avada Forms
- FIXED: Private forms not being shown in the Avada Forms list
- FIXED: Avada Forms upload fields not being sent as links in notification emails
- FIXED: Avada Forms upload field links being displayed as raw HTML in the back-end
- FIXED: Custom Global Typography sets not being applied correctly when set on element base
- FIXED: Set scroller not working correctly in Page Option icon picker option
- FIXED: Tags post meta not being rendered for WooCommerce products in Archive element
- FIXED: Images being double lazy-loaded in the Image element
- FIXED: Point size option being set to 0 not working in the Chart element
- FIXED: WooCommerce Quickview not working correctly, when enabled in Post Card Cart alement but disabled in Global Options
- FIXED: Image element caption Dario not smoothly resizing on browser resize
- FIXED: PHP notice in helpers.php
- FIXED: PHP notice in Button element, when using deprecated shape param
- FIXED: PHP notice in Post Card element when using invalid post type
- FIXED: Fatal error happening in a few cases when connecting to HubSpot
- FIXED: Avada Builder buttons being available on edit screens where the content editor is turned off
- FIXED: Sidebars are not correctly shown when using preview mode in Avada Live Builder and editing a content layout section
- FIXED: Avada Forms Mailchimp script causing a JS error in Avada Live Builder in some cases
- FIXED: Filtering of Page Options not working correctly in Avada Live Builder
- FIXED: Removing a nested column not being recorded as history step in Avada Live Builder
- FIXED: Clear Layout button not working correctly when inserting element and container library items in Avada Live Builder
- FIXED: Rotation animation class being added to title element even if highlight is chosen in Avada Live Builder
- FIXED: Off-Canvass close button interfering with the Avada Live Builder UI
- FIXED: Box-shadow not always being correctly displayed in Avada Live Builder
- FIXED: JS error when moving a Column element into an empty Container element

Originally published on July 12, 2022

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