Important WP Author Announcement: Envato WordPress Toolkit

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Apr 3

Dad's Toolbox by Eric Bjerke

One of the best features of WordPress is the way it lets users check for, download, and install updates for plugins and themes from within the WordPress admin interface. Last year you may recall Jason announced the WordPress Theme Only Attachment and after more work we’re ready to roll out a way for authors to implement automatic updates for their themes in a standard way.

We now have a plugin for WordPress that will show you when a theme you’ve purchased from ThemeForest has an update available. You can then choose to automatically download and install the update. Even better than that though, the plugin will show you all the WordPress themes you’ve purchased on ThemeForest, and allow you to install them too!

We also have a PHP library for authors to include in their WordPress themes that will provide an easy way to implement this functionality within the themes themselves.

The plugin can be found here and the PHP library here.

Before a ThemeForest theme is able to be installed or updated through this plugin or PHP library, we need a little something from our authors. In addition to the main ZIP file that an author provides, we need them to also provide another ZIP file containing only the WordPress theme, which the plugin will then use. As Jason mentioned in the forum post authors need to also be sure that the comment header inside the style.css file provides the exact details about the theme. This must include the ‘Theme Name’, ‘Author’, and ‘Version’. Of course, the ‘Theme Name’ and ‘Author’ should remain the same for each updated upload of a theme, and the ‘Version’ must be incremented on each updated upload to ThemeForest.

Until now, including this file has been optional for authors (though roughly 25% of themes already have it!). To ensure automatic updates work consistently across all WordPress themes we’re now making this a mandatory inclusion. Authors, starting from Wednesday 4th April, please ensure you update your WordPress themes on ThemeForest and upload a WordPress Theme ZIP file for each of your themes.

This plugin and PHP library are a work in progress, so we’re hoping you’ll jump in with both feet, and if there are any teething problems bare with us as we fix them up. We have more features in the pipeline too, so keep in mind that we’ll be releasing incremental updates to them.

We really hope using this plugin/PHP library makes everyone’s life a lot easier. If you have feedback on this, please let us know in the comments below, or leave a post on the forum thread linked above.

  1. Christophe Debruel on the 3rd April

    Very nice work guys. I’ll be sure to implement this in one of the themes I hope to release soon.

    But I expect this is only for themes? Will something like this be available for plugins? or does this work for plugins as well?

    • Japh on the 4th April

      At the moment, this is only for WordPress themes on ThemeForest. Once we see how it goes, we’re certainly hoping to add in plugins from CodeCanyon as well :)

  2. CodingJack on the 3rd April

    Wow great news for buyers!

  3. doitmax on the 3rd April

    Great work! Now updating is really easy for customers and they will never miss an update! Thanks :)

    • Danielle on the 15th April

      I love when the authors stay on top of their game!! I will be purchasing one of your themes for my personal site :)

  4. remi on the 3rd April

    Nice! What about wordpress plugins on codecanyon?

    • uDesignStudios on the 3rd April

      +1 Would love to see this on CC too!!

  5. Japh on the 3rd April

    Hey guys! We certainly plan to add plugins from CodeCanyon to this eventually too :)

  6. Japh on the 3rd April

    Also, there’s further discussion happening about this over on the ThemeForest marketplace forums.

  7. ThemeBlvd on the 3rd April

    Hi Japh,

    This is really awesome news. I can’t tell you how many times this has come up in support:

    “I need to update the theme? What does that mean exactly? ugh!”

    I just have a quick question. You made a note in your article about formatting style.css properly and making sure to have the same “Author” name always moving forward.

    Can you elaborate on this any more? Currently I have the author in all my themes as my actual name “Jason Bobich” and not my ThemeForest username. Would it be better to change this to be my ThemeForest username? Or how does this work with your system?

    • Japh on the 4th April

      Hey Jason, it really doesn’t matter too much what name you use. Your actual name is fine. It’s just a good idea to keep it the same into the future.

      See the example in Jason’s original forum post I mentioned above.

  8. Martin on the 3rd April

    Cool, gotta check em out

  9. chrismccoy on the 3rd April

    nice one ;)

  10. WPSPY on the 4th April

    Great Job. Less headaches for theme users.

  11. JonasDoebertin on the 4th April

    PLEASE extend this to support WordPress Plugins from CodeCanyon as well! Please, please, please!

    • Japh on the 4th April

      Hi Jonas, we certainly plan to eventually, but we’d like to see how things go with themes on ThemeForest for a little while first.

  12. Heather on the 11th April

    Freaking Sweet. Some authors don’t reveal when they have updated a theme and this will help out greatly. Thanks!

  13. Bjorn Solstad on the 11th April

    UI just tried installing it on a MU-enabled blog network. It looks like I can’t save the User settings. It just goes to a 404 page when I try to hit save.

  14. Rob on the 11th April

    Will updating a theme lose all the customisation we’ve applied to the original theme?

    I know that when you update the 2 stock WordPress themes, you lose all your configuration and customisation, so I wondered if this were the same, returning themes to default settings on update?

  15. juan on the 11th April

    hi, when i try to activate the plugin show this :”Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in s/public_html/wp-content/plugins/envato-wordpress-toolkit/index.php on line 457″

  16. minkoff on the 12th April

    Hi there! Great news and I’ve already installed the plugin in all my websites. But it breaks in Multisite installs– I can install it and activate it, but when I input my Themeforest username and API key I get sent to my primary website’s 404 error page. Are you going to release a separate version for WordPress Multisite? Thank you :)

    • Japh on the 13th April

      Hi minkoff, we’ve now updated the plugin and the new version is working fine with WordPress Multisite. Please let us know if you’re still experiencing issues.

    • minkoff on the 13th April

      Hi again Japh & Envato Team! I redownloaded the plugin, deleted the old one and reinstalled, but the same error shows up– 404 when I try to save my themeforest username & API key. The themes installed in the network are all Themeforest ones. Please advise :) Thanks!

    • Derek Herman on the 14th April

      Hey Minkoff,

      I updated the plugin again late in the night or morning yesterday, try it one more time and let me know if everything is working. It’s still tagged as 1.3 because it has only one small difference. The form submit url uses admin_url instead of network_admin_url which logically you would think would work but doesn’t. Anyhow, hope it’s all good now.


    • minkoff on the 14th April

      It worked like a charm! Thank you, Derek & team :) It’s awesome that you sorted it out so fast! Am updating one of my themes as we speak.

  17. Athalas on the 13th April

    Hi, I’ve installed version 1.3 on WPMS 3.3.1, but same error is occurring – when saving user details a 404 is returned.

    • derek on the 14th April

      Download the latest version from

    • Athalas on the 14th April

      Thanks Derek, I can confirm it’s working now.

    • derek on the 14th April

      That’s great news, sorry for the issue in the first place. Sometimes Multisite gets overlooked during development.

  18. WPExplorer on the 13th April

    Seems like a good idea. But I am wondering how many people will click the update button and then loose all their customizations on their theme because they didn’t use a child theme. This may just equal more support requests.

    • derek on the 14th April

      The plugin ask you if you want to proceed before updating with an alert.

  19. Chad on the 13th April

    Awesome news. Please extend this support to CodeCanyon :-)

    • derek on the 14th April

      That will be coming in a future release. Hopefully I can get to it sooner than later as I want this feature too.

  20. Japh on the 23rd May

    Hey everyone!

    Letting you know we’ve just released the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin v1.4 (just the plugin, not the library, at this stage).

    Version 1.4 adds support for theme backups during a automated theme upgrade. This backup functionality can also be turned off from within the UI.

    This is an effort to address the concerns people have raised about customisations being lost during an automated theme upgrade. Now, when a user initiates an upgrade from the Envato WordPress Toolkit, the existing theme is backed up to the /wp-content/envato-backups/ directory first. A link is then provided on the Envato WordPress Toolkit page to download that backup ZIP file if the user should need it.

    We hope you love this improvement on the plugin :)

    • ThemeBlvd on the 23rd May

      This is really great to hear. I can’t wait to test it out.

      I just wanted to let you know that in the original article above, the links to github are incorrect.

    • Derek Herman on the 23rd May

      Thanks for pointing that out, I went ahead and fixed them.


    • activetofocus on the 9th March

      Hi @Japh, these days auto update not works, please help check so that our buyer can use it again. !important.

  21. Jason Pelker on the 19th June

    This should be mandatory. Seriously. Also, themes should come with built-in child themes so users know to leave the original theme alone.

  22. Chris on the 25th July


    the idea of this plugin is great!

    But I use WP 3.4.1 as multisite and when I activate your plugin I find no settings page!

    • Japh on the 25th July

      Thanks for reporting this, Chris! We’ll take a look and get it resolved.

  23. uDesignStudios on the 26th July

    Is this ever going to be supported on CodeCanyon?

    • Japh on the 26th July

      Hi there! As Derek mentioned above: “That will be coming in a future release. Hopefully I can get to it sooner than later as I want this feature too.”

    • uDesignStudios on the 26th July

      I would gladly help out with this if it helps.

      I’m just frustrated that this has been announced a long time ago and since then things haven’t moved a lot (if at all)…

      Thanks anyways

    • Derek Herman on the 26th July

      Making the plugin work with CC is not as simple as just editing the plugin. The marketplace devs would need to extend the API and then authors would need to upload their plugins to the marketplace much like the theme field on TF. I can understand your frustration with the situation and as soon as the devs are able to add the required API changes I’m sure we’ll get it working.

      Another reason I have not hounded the devs is I’ve been busy building OptionTree 2.0 so you can imagine I’ve had my hands full. If you’re serious about helping though, you can alway fork the repo on github and do a pull request with any code you’d like to have included in the plugin or bugs you’ve found etc. I would appreciate any help you can give towards making the project better.

      I’m sorry it hasn’t happened yet and when I get a moment I’ll talk to the devs about getting the API changed. I haven’t forgot about the plugin, I’m just swamped.

  24. Anthony on the 29th August

    You need to come up with an extensive documentation on how to integrate the tool kit library into a wordpress theme.

  25. colorit on the 30th August

    WP 3.4.1 plus Envato toolkit plugin 1.4:

    I have no settings page for the plugin within my WordPress installation!

    Where can I set my API without it?!?

    • Adrian Try on the 30th August

      Hi Colorit. Here are the instructions from Github. Which step do you get stuck on?

      1. Upload the `envato-wordpress-toolkit` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
      2. Activate the plugin through the `Plugins` menu in WordPress.
      3. To establish an Envato Marketplace API connection navigate to the `Envato Toolkit` page and insert your Marketplace username and secret API key in the designated input fields. To obtain your API Key, visit your “My Settings” page on any of the Envato Marketplaces.
      4. Once the API connection has been established you will see a list of themes that can be auto installed. If you don’t see any themes and are certain you’ve done everything correct, there is a good chance the theme author has not updated their theme to be available for auto install and update. If that’s the case, please contact the theme author and ask them to update their theme’s information.

  26. Celeste on the 19th September

    I tried installing this plugin onto my site. Followed all the instructions that i found on forums, and now when I go to my site i get this error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_theme() in /home/celeste/public_html/wp-content/themes/ViewPoint/teoPanel/nhp-options.php on line 907

    I cannot access my site, nor the wordpress dashboard, admin panel. Can someone offer any advice?

    • Japh on the 19th September

      Hi Celeste!

      Just to confirm for me, what version of WordPress are you installing the plugin on?

      I’ll take a look at this and let you know once I’ve got a solution for you :)

    • Celeste on the 25th September

      Hi Japh,

      THanks for checking on this. I’ve gotten my solution.

      Problem was my version of WP. I’m just training myself on these things so an amateur mistake!

      Thanks again!

    • Japh on the 25th September

      No problem, Celeste. Glad you worked it out :)

  27. akhil on the 12th February

    Really a great help to customers like me. Now I’m waiting for this same type of toolkit for codecanyon:-)

  28. Remy Bergsma on the 20th February

    Hi! I’m using the Envato Toolkit plugin on a test website (not my own website), and when trying to update the theme (we use Emerald) it gives this error:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘Envato_WP_Toolkit’ does not have a method ‘_http_request_args’ in /home/…./domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 173

    Update Theme
    Downloading upgrade package from the Envato API…

    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘Envato_WP_Toolkit’ does not have a method ‘_http_request_args’ in /home/…./domains/…/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 173
    Unpacking the update…

    Installing the latest version…

    The package could not be installed. The plugin contains no files.

    Theme update failed.

    We are using the latest WP version, 3.5.1.

    We also receive these errors when navigating the WordPress admin pages:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘Envato_WP_Toolkit’ does not have a method ‘_http_request_args’ in /home/…./domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 173

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/…./domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php:173) in /home/….domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/option.php on line 568

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/…./domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php:173) in /home/…./domains/…./public_html/wp-includes/option.php on line 569

    The trouble is, I don’t know whether this has to do with file/folder access permissions, the plugin not being installed correctly (it gave the errors above from the start) or something else.

    Any help towards a solution is greatly appreciated.

    • Japh on the 20th February

      Thanks for the detailed report, Remy. We’ll take a look into this and see what the issue is.

  29. Remy Bergsma on the 22nd February

    Thanks Japh. I tried hard-removing the plugin via FTP, and afterwards a clean install of the plugin from the WP-admin. Install and activation of the plugin worked fine, but after that, the following error is persistent in the dashboard, and when trying to use the plugin to update the theme:

    Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘Envato_WP_Toolkit’ does not have a method ‘_http_request_args’ in /home/../domains/…/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 173

    It seems like the plugin.php needs to be updated or something, because the Envato_WP_Toolkit is trying to get something back from it.

    Sadly, I’m not a web dev dude, so I can’t just point and say ‘there’s your problem!’.

  30. Alegzandra on the 26th February

    When I try to include the PHP library in my theme I get this error message:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Envato_Protected_API in /home/ela22/public_html/hipster/wp-content/themes/hipster/envato-wordpress-toolkit-library/class-envato-protected-api.php on line 13

    (ps: Envato toolkit plugin is already installed)

    Any ideea why ?
    Thank you

  31. THBThemes on the 27th February

    Hello everyone,

    we’d like to try and integrate the toolkit in our themes, yet there’s no way for a developer to test it against our own products, as you’d need to buy a different item.

    Is there a way to allow developers to test the toolkit with their own products?


    • Japh on the 28th February

      Thanks for the feedback, THBThemes. Currently, there is no way to check without having purchased an item. We’ll have to look into this.

  32. uranbold on the 28th February

    Hello Guys,

    We included this to our latest theme and customers are always asking this plugin has update found but how to update this plugin?

    I have checked with my local and that’s now v1.4 and WordPress keep saying 1.5 is available please update! message.

    Any idea about this? Thanks

  33. Mark on the 4th March

    I keep getting this error – what can I do about it?

    Fatal error: Cannot use object of type WP_Error as array in …/wp-content/themes/sizemttrs/envato-wordpress-toolkit-library/class-envato-protected-api.php on line 344

    • Andy on the 16th April

      Im having this same issue!!!! pleas help!

    • Japh on the 17th April

      Hi Mark and Andy, are you guys using the latest version? This issue has been resolved. Please try downloading again from GitHub.

  34. steve on the 17th April

    just downloaded and installed latest version from git and installed on latest wordpress.

    i get the same error:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Envato_Protected_API in /home/.sites/824/site1171/web/cn/wp-content/plugins/envato-wordpress-toolkit-master/includes/class-envato-api.php on line 13

    what can i do?

    • Japh on the 18th April

      Hi Steve, that’s actually a different error. It appears you may have the plugin installed twice.

      Can you check on this?

  35. steve on the 18th April

    hi Japh,

    i double-checked, and nope – no double install there. what else could it be? on yet another website i can activate the plugin, but when i enter username and api and click on save, the page reloads but nothing happens (brings me back to the page asking for username and api (which remain filled in)).

    any clue anyone?

    • Japh on the 19th April

      Interesting. Something is definitely happening twice there. Perhaps your theme has it built in?

  36. themeton on the 8th May

    Hi there,

    I answered some problem of this plugin here,

    There don’t have an answer yet. Hope you guys can help me


  37. jena on the 24th August

    I have several wordpress multi site installations and have installed Envato Marketplace API.
    I use only child themes for all sub sites. It doesn’t shows Automatic Update button.Please check screen shot.

    In another multi site installation, I have activated some parent themes for sub sites and it shows automatic updates for all installed themes.

    So it means if we enable any of the themes then it shows automatic updates but if all child themes are used then it doesn’t shows automatic updates.

    Please let me know how to fix.


    • Japh on the 26th August

      Hi Jena,

      The toolkit will not work while network enabled.

      You can install the plugin on Multisite, but must then enable it on the specific site you use the theme on.

      I hope that helps!


  38. jena on the 30th August

    Hi Japh,
    This plugin doesn’t works on per site activation.On activating per site the entavto tool kit setting doesn’t shows up.

    It works for multisite on network activated if parent any of the supported theme is activated on any site.It doesn’t works if all the sub sites use child theme.


  39. Michael on the 6th September

    Fatal error: Call to undefined method Envato_WP_Toolkit::checkForUpdate() in /home/peacockblue/ on line 11

    I cannot login to the admin screen. I need to uninstall via ftp or otherwise disable this A.S.A.P.!!! Please help! Worpress v 3.6

  40. jena on the 15th September


    I have this weird issue in multisite.I have several multiistes and it works if network enabled.

    But for one multiiste the “install automatically” and “update automatically” option doesnt shows up.

    If I activate main theme for primary site then I can see these options. But with child themes this option doesn’t shows up.


  41. John on the 12th November

    I have been trying to get the Envato WordPress Toolkit to work for months, it just does not work for me, I get errors like…

    “ERROR: options page not found.”


    “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

    when trying to activate a new updated theme, I’m far from impressed.

    • Japh on the 12th November

      Hey John, I’m sorry to hear that. Have you submitted a support ticket about this with details of which theme etc.?

  42. Michael on the 14th November


    I’m using the most up-to-date version of WordPress and I am trying to update my theme. However, I’m getting the following error message:

    Warning: set_time_limit(): Cannot set time limit due to system policy in /customers/a/c/5/ on line 869 Fatal error: Call to undefined method Envato_Backup::database_dump_filename() in /customers/a/c/5/ on line 451

    Please help!



    • Japh on the 29th November

      Hey Michael,

      I’ve just released an update to the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin. Can you please try updating and let me know if that resolves the issue?

      You can download the latest version here:


    • Michael on the 30th November

      Hi Japh,

      I’m now able to update the theme. Thank you!

      I just can’t leave the plugin activated because it tends to leave on the front-end this weird piece of code. But my solution is to only activate when a theme update is available, run the auto-update and then de-activate it again…

      Thanks once again!

    • Japh on the 2nd December

      Hey Michael,

      It leaves weird code on the front-end? Hmmm… can you email me a screenshot of this code? It’d be nice if you didn’t have to disable / re-enable all the time :)

      If you could shoot me an email (my name, that’d be great. Thanks!

    • Michael on the 3rd December

      Hi Japh,

      Email sent!


  43. Bjorn Solstad on the 27th November

    I’m using it on several sites with no problems, but just ran into the following error when trying to activate it:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class Envato_Protected_API in /***/***/***/wp-content/plugins/envato-wordpress-toolkit-1.5/includes/class-envato-api.php on line 13

    *** added to obfiscate the actual path.

    This is a single site install.

    • Japh on the 29th November

      Hi Bjorn,

      It sounds like you may have multiple copies of the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin installed and enabled. Or even possibly the plugin, but also a theme that contains the library.

      If you’re able to tell which combination you have, I can try and ensure that this issue is resolved in a future update.


  44. Bjorn Solstad on the 29th November


    No. There site has never had the plugin active, but the template does have a built in feature that checks for updates at Envato, so I guess that explains why then.

    • Japh on the 29th November

      Hi Bjorn,

      That could explain it, yeah. Though they *shouldn’t* conflict.

      If you could shoot me an email (my name and let me know which theme you’re using, I can take a look and do some testing.


  45. Marush Denchev on the 9th January

    One thing I noticed is that if you download the Toolkit via GitHub’s “Download ZIP” button and then packed it up with TGM Plugin Activation (as per Envato’s recommendations for themes) you will get a “the plugin does not have a valid header” message from time to time – more so if you try to install the WordPress Importer plugin.

    I solved that by cloning the repo, zipping the files manually and then packed them with TGM.

    Hope I’m helping someone cause it was a bit of a headache for me.

    • Japh on the 10th January

      That’s very strange, Marush. I wonder what causes it and how we could fix it… I will try and see if I can reproduce the issue. I’ve not had it happen to me before.

    • Marush Denchev on the 10th January

      @Japh, I’ll try to debug it myself this weekend. I believe it has something to do with the fact that with the Git’s zip the plugin’s folder name is “envato-wordpress-toolkit-master” but with standard Git clone it is “envato-wordpress-toolkit”. At the end could be just my mistake but I thought it worth mentioning it here.

      Kind regards

    • Japh on the 10th January

      Hmmm… that *shouldn’t* be a problem, particularly with the latest version. Let me know what you find anyway!

  46. Marcelo Pedra on the 24th February

    Hello guys, I’m using the Envato Toolkit in a multisite install and noticed that it doesnt allow me to deactivate the recommended plugins (Blocks, Breadcrumb NavXT, LayerSlider WP, MNKY Vector Icons Plugin, Nivo Slider, and the like), nor it cannot be deactivated. When I click on Deactivate option in any oh those plugins or in Envato Toolkit itself, I obtain the message of plugin successfully deactivated, but it is still activated. What’s going on? None of those plugins are network activated, and the other network websites work fine whereas this one using Envato and Fiction theme are veryyyyy slowwww loadddding.
    Any ideas?

    • Japh on the 24th February

      Hi Marcelo,

      The Envato WordPress Toolkit does nothing in regard to any recommended plugins. That’s most likely coming from the theme, not the toolkit.

      As far as activating / deactivating goes, it sounds like either the theme or WordPress itself is doing this.

      Sorry I can’t help further, but this issue is unrelated to the Envato WordPress Toolkit.

  47. activetofocus on the 9th March

    Hi @Japh, these days auto update not works, please help check so that our buyer can use it again. !important.


  48. Erika on the 18th March

    This new plugin is breaking other plugins and I can’t remove it. How can I remove it so it stop’s looking for it. I think this idea is great but it should be optional for those who want to use it. Right now it’s doing nothing but causing major headaches.

    • Japh on the 19th March

      Sorry to hear you’re having problems, Erika! Please contact us via so we can look deeper into the issue you’re having.

      In the meantime, you can always force a plugin to disable by renaming the directory of the plugin.

      Hope that helps get you unstuck!

  49. Derek Herman on the 19th March

    Hey Guys,

    Sorry you’re all having issues. I’m the original author of the plugin version, but I no longer work at Envato and the person who took over the plugin (Japh) has left Envato, as well. I don’t know who’s now maintaining this plugin or the library, but since I still get notifications I thought I should figure this out for you guys. I’ll send Collis an email right now and ask him if he has someone to fix the problems.


    • Japh on the 19th March

      Hey Derek,

      Thanks for chiming in!

      I haven’t left Envato just yet, and actually am going over the hand over of this plugin tomorrow.

      We’ll handle it :)

  50. Marcelo Pedra on the 19th March

    Let us know if you fix the plugin as not everybody are checking in with github versions. Thanks!

  51. Adrian on the 20th March

    It would be great to have it in the WordPress plugin repository if possible. This way everyone will be able to easily update the plugin.


  52. Derek Herman on the 20th March

    Hey Adrian,

    I tried to have it included in the directory when it was first created, WordPress denied the request.

    • Marcelo Pedra on the 20th March

      WP won’t host in their repo any plugin that phone home without user real time consent. That’s why they dont host, i.e., the Elegant Themes updater plugin, or any other plugin updating things directly from GitHub. Yet, you can download it from the developers’ site.

      Something missing, or at least I didnt found, is a way to subscribe to GitHub releases so that I get an alert whenever a new stable version of anything is released (just like SourceForge actually does).

      If you have such a subscription available, let me know. I had purchased a couple things from Envato and am planning to purchase a lot more, and having a working, official, client plugin searching updates in a daily basis will be a bless.

      Thank you

    • Japh on the 20th March

      Hi Marcelo,

      The plugin now has a GitHub updater built into it, so new releases on GitHub will notify you in your WordPress dashboard to update the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin.

      Hope that helps :)


    • Adrian on the 24th March


      That sounds great! Thanks!

  53. OLEG FADEEV on the 23rd March


    After trying to update the Dante 1.15 theme I’m getting this error:
    Downloading upgrade package from the Envato API…

    Unpacking the update…

    Installing the latest version…

    Backing up & removing the old version of the theme…

    Could not remove the old theme.

    Theme update failed.

    What should I do?

    • Japh on the 23rd March

      Hi Oleg,

      1. You should submit a support ticket to the theme’s author.
      2. If they don’t get back to you or say the problem is with the Envato WordPress Toolkit…
      3. Submit a support ticket to Envato Support ( )

      Hope you get it resolved quickly!

  54. Eoin on the 26th March

    Is there a way to use this plugin but only show certain themes? Currently it shows all themes I’ve purchased and I only want certain clients to have access to the themes that they have bought

    • Japh on the 27th March

      Hello Eoin,

      Unfortunately there is no way to do this with the plugin at the moment, as the marketplace API doesn’t support this.

      Sorry about that!

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