Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin for automatic WordPress Theme Updates from Themeforest. Themeforest is an reputable theme store they can trust that is know for quality WordPress themes. Many users and developers choose to purchase premium themes from Themeforest. Envato created this plugin so that Themeforest authors can provide buyers with fast, efficient updates to keep their themes bug free and compatible with the latest version of WordPress. This quick guide will show you how to install and setup the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin.
Get Your Envato API Key
Before you install the plugin, you should request your Envato API key since it can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours for the key to be recognized. All you have to do is login to Themeforest and visit your user profile page. Click on Settings. You Should see an API Keys tab below. Just click the button to generate your API key.
Envato will create a random 32 character API key for you to use. You can create multiple keys if you need to (some users prefer to do this if they are installing each theme purchase on a different domain).
- Login to you WordPress dashboard and navigate to the plugins section.
- Click Install Now button to install the plugin.
- Then Activate the plugin.
- Once installed and active you should see an Envato Toolkit menu item in your dashboard.
Setting Up The Envato WordPress Toolkit
- Simply click on the Envato Toolkit menu item in your dashboard and enter in your Envato username and API key. Then Save your settings.
- So, once you have your list of purchases displayed you can install and update your Themeforest themes right from your dashboard.
- All you have to do to update a theme is click on the Update Automatically link for that theme in your toolkit. The plugin will prompt you to confirm your update.
- Don’t worry about the styling options you’ve set in the WordPress Theme Customizer or in the Theme Options Panel – those options will not be effected by updating your theme.
- Click OK to update your theme. Next you’ll see an update screen that your used to. Once the update is complete, if you go back to the Envato Toolkit tab you’ll see that your theme is now up to date.