ThemeForest & CodeCanyon are two very popular places to buy premium WordPress themes & plugins.
Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have featured many useful themes & plugins from these stores. (At the end of this post, you will find links to those articles.)
One of the challenges that users like you & me face after purchasing a product from both of these stores is updating. I have purchased a few plugins (like WP Link Status) & it’s a pain to download updated versions and manually update them.
Well, today is a good day, as now we have an official WordPress plugin called WP Envato Market that will make the updating process automatic. Sound good?
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Envato Market plugin to automatically update existing (& future) ThemeForest WordPress themes & CodeCanyon WordPress plugins.
Using Envato Market Plugin to Auto-Update ThemeForest & CodeCanyon Products
To get started, you need to download the plugin from here & install it onto your WordPress site.
After activating the plugin, click on the “Envato Market” icon from the left sidebar. Here you have two options:
- Global OAuth Personal Token
- Single Use OAuth Personal Tokens: This works for individual items and additionally requires the Envato Market item ID. This is useful for a freelancer who has installed themes and/or plugins on a client site.
To generate your personal token, click on this link & login using your Envato Market login details.
Copy & paste your unique token into the Envato settings inside your WordPress dashboard.
Click on “Save Changes”.
Once you have configured this properly, you will see a screen where you can install or update your already purchased plugins & themes.
- Note: In my case, the plugin was not showing any update for WP Link Status Pro.
- I deleted the WP Link Status plugin & installed it again using the Envato Market plugin.
Hopefully, in the coming days, we will see more features added to this plugin such as seeing the changelog or an option to search & buy the plugin directly from the dashboard.
For existing CodeCanyon & ThemeForest users, this plugin is very handy. If you are currently using these marketplaces, I’m sure you will happily welcome the launch of this useful tool.
Let me know what products you are using from these marketplaces in the comments below. Does this plugin excite you?
As promised above, here are some of the best WordPress products from these two stores:
- Discover The 10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins of CodeCanyon
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18 thoughts on “Envato Market WordPress Plugin (Free): Auto-Updates!!”
Wow, kudos from me too! Update notifications show up in the plugin, but the updating is done by the regular WP plugin update process. Eliminates unnecessary complexity!
notable Plugin Harsh sir. i’m also going through a few problem to replace my themes which I had offered from themeforest. I must do it manually however this plugin actually save my time. thank you once more for this plugin.
Yipee! I needed to update my theme and really didnt want to have to use FTP. Thank you Envato! and Thank you Shoutmeloud 🙂
I just downloaded the envato toolkit and inserted a simple API key and could see all my themes and update the one I was using with a single click.
Very cool and saved me lots of time. Thanks!
I do not use Theme Forest. I use TruePixel from MyThemeShop. MyThemeShop allows users to auto update the WordPress theme. This is very important to keep your theme up to date. The information you have shared here will help all teh Theme Forest users. Thanks.
Have used it. But, it doesn’t work all the time. It’s not being actively developed. If you’re lucky enough, you can update specific purchased themes/plugins forever. But, that’s not the case with most of the items.
I don’t use theme forest themes nor do i use plugins or themes at codecanyon, but i must confess that this new innovation is awesome. This shows that they have their customers at heart.
Thanks and do have a wonderful week ahead…
Very useful information Harsh Bro.. Following your blog since last two years.. Thank you.. God Bless 🙂
This is absolutely brilliant!
Well written and structured post.
One thing though, I don’t use themeforest or envato but then I’ll pass this news on to friends. who use theme forest products…
Thank you again for this valuable info.
I just shared it.
Thanks harsh sir for sharing this awesome information. pls explain Global OAuth Personal Token
Hello Harsh, does the website run slow by installing many plugins ? if yes then how to fix this ?
This plugin is the answer for my burden all the time. Updating the plugin manually is tiring.. thanks for the article. I cant wait to try it in my blog.
That’s very nice info on new plugin!
Now i am gone use this plugin in my envato market affiliate website!!
Great Plugin Harsh. I am also facing some difficulty to update my themes which I had bought from themeforest. I have to do it manually but this plugin really save my time. Thanks again for this plugin.
This seems really interesting and will help ThemeForest users to great extent. Thanks for sharing!
Very handy, thanks for highlighting this plugin, should be a time-saver. Thank you Harsh.
Thanks for the awesome post as usual.
I was very lazy about doing those manual updation.
Awesome news as I have 2 plugins from codecanyon and like the easy update feature now.
This is a useful post since I am also using some of their plugins and it became hactic to update them manually now. Thanks for the post.