Install (and update) your theme with the Envato Market Plugin
After installing and activating your theme is super easy if you simply install the Envato Market plugin. The best part is that with this free plugin you’ll have access to all of your Themeforest and Codecanyon purchases right from your WordPress dashboard! This makes it even easier to install new purchases as well as keep them up to date so you always have the latest feature additions, bundled plugin updates and any theme security patches.
To get started first, download the plugin zip file from github, then log into your WordPress installation and navigate to Plugins > Add New.
Click on the “Upload Plugin” button at the top left of the screen, browse for the envato-market zip file and then click “Install Now.” When prompted click the “Activate Plugin” link.
Once the plugin is installed and active, you’ll need to sync it with your Envato account to have access to all of your WordPress theme and plugin purchases right from your dashboard. To do this, click on the “Generate A Personal Token” link on the Envato Market plugin page with your WordPress dashboard. This will take you to the EnvatoAPI page where you can generate an authorization token.
To generate your token simply log into your Envato account (unless you’re logged in already), check the box that you have read and agreed to the terms (but don’t uncheck any of the select options – the Envato Market plugin needs access to this info to work properly) and click the green button for “Create Token.” You should see a green success screen next. Copy your token code and go back to your WordPress dashboard.
Paste the code into the Token field on the Envato Market plugin page then Save Changes. If you see an error that says “You do not have sufficient permissions to delete transients” don’t worry – just click your browser’s back button and try adding your token again.
Once your token is saved you should see all of your purchases. Just click the blue button to install your theme, and that’s it. The Envato Market plugin will also show if there is an update available with a banner notice over the item. All you have to do is click to update – it’s that easy!
Common error: Token won’t validate
If your token will not validate it could be one of two problems. You could be entering the wrong code. For the Envato Market plugin to work you MUST generate a token for the EnvatoAPI. Your purchase invoice number, theme license or any other code from your Themeforest dashboard will not work.
The second possibility is that you’ve un-checked some of the required API permissions when generating your code. If this is the case go back and generate a new code without removing any of the pre-checked permissions.