A client of mine is using the Avada theme. I’m personally not a fan – they bundle a LOT of plugins with this theme and don’t allow you to update them easily meaning you’re prone to security problems.
- Click on the Layer Slider WP link in your WordPress admin area.
- Scroll down to Troubleshooting and Advanced Settings
- Disable the top option ‘Use Google CDN version of jQuery’
Here’s a screenshot of the settings I used.
Once I’d made these changes, Updraft Plus started working again along with other broken back-end functionality.
If you’re thinking about buying a theme, I’d personally recommend avoiding ThemeForest. There are some good themes in there but they are few and far between. The vast majority of themes bundle a huge amount of plugins unneccessarily and they do this in a way that makes your website insecure since you’re not notified about updates being required and are unable to perform updates.
If you’re looking to buy a theme, I recommend Themify themes or Genesis themes or any themes from the WordPress repository. There are plenty to pick from.
That’s not to say the plugins from CodeCanyon aren’t good – in particular I like the WooZone plugin – but please, avoid the themes – only pain will follow.
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February 5, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
DUDE! This setup worked great THANKS FOR this post, had no idea that this very popular AVADA theme would cause so many problems.
February 5, 2016 @ 3:33 pm
You’re welcome – it’s an easy fix but it had me scratching my head for quite a while trying to figure out why Updraft had stopped working.
May 26, 2016 @ 12:42 am
Hi Dave. Thank you SO much for sharing this fix! I purchased the Layer Slider standalone plugin to use with the Divi theme after a visiting client requested a very specific vision for her home page that LayerSlider seemed to be the best choice to use. After installing it and importing demos the database crashed and I immediately had other massive technical issues that cost hours to undo…and that with a client visiting me in Oregon from Florida and leaving in a couple of days! So, no way to undo the lost time, but you helped me avoid losing any more than I had to (sure enough, it was the Use Google CDN setting that got me, too. You’d think that would be a safe option to choose!) . Now I can get to work so I will (hopefully) have something for her to see in time for our meeting tomorrow. Bless you!