by Adam Preiser updated May 18, 2017

How To Update Theme Forest WordPress Themes & Codecanyon Plugins


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How To Update Theme Forest WordPress Themes & Codecanyon Plugins

In this video to show you how to update your
themeforest your codecanyon themes and plug-ins

that you may have purchased and added to your
website now the problem with applying themes

or plug-ins from themeforest will steam forcing
CodeCanyon the problem with buying it from

them is there’s no real easy way or obviously
easy way of updating them so when you download

the theme or the plug-in you add it to your
WordPress site it doesn’t automatically tell

you when there’s an update you click a button
and it updates and people don’t realize that

Envato who owns ThemeForest and CodeCanyon
has actually made a very easy way to

do this but it’s not well publicized so I’m
going to show you exactly how to do it and by

following the instructions in this video you
will be able to update your ThemeForest themes

your CodeCanyon plug-ins all automatically
when there’s an update you’ll be able to do

it automatically from within WordPress so
Envato has made is something called the

in Envato toolkit and what we first need
to do is download and install this Envato

toolkit now if they wanted to make it easy
for you they put a nice big link somewhere

on their site but I’ve never found that so
if you went to Google and you typed in Envato

toolkit you will eventually find us all
to put a link on where to download this down

below if you’re watching this on YouTube or
if you’re on my website will be a download

link below is essentially just a plug-in so
if you did that search you would come right

here to it it looks very technical it’s called
github and this is where most developers

of anything they store all their code so it’s
very geeky all right but if you did find this

page and you scroll down a bit there is all
this information about it it’s actually was

renamed it Envato market instead of Envato
toolkit and when you scroll down here is his

installation and you’ll find the actual download
link so I will give you a direct link to this

download if Envato changes that are just
notify me and I’ll update the link and all

it says is that I downloaded and install it
like you would any other plug-in so working

to do that was going to do that right now
as a matter fact so to log into a WordPress

site here on the dashboard is going to go
to add new just your typical plug-in installation,

click upload plug-in and I’ve already downloaded
it so many just drag-and-drop it right there

I’m going to click install now and then I I’m going to go ahead
and then click on activate plug-in and now

we have this new link right here it says in
vital market now the prior method of doing

this was with a plug-in called the Envato
toolkit and it was a little more simple to

use it would involve logging in and creating
some kind of a key copy and pasted and they

change that now it’s called in bottle market
to industry there some business reasons why

they done that all we have to do now is follow
the instructions right here to get it connected

to our ThemeForest account or are Envato
account so all we have to do is go here or

scroll down and we need to click on this link
that says generate a personal token so I’m

a go-ahead in open that in the staff here
so I’m already logged in if you are not its

can ask you for your login so you would just
put in your ThemeForest login if that’s what

you use for purchasing or your CodeCanyon
login a lot of times it’s the same for both

and that’s how it is for me summary logged
in and it’s gonna be at the screen that says

create a token now all we need to do is create
a token and give it some silly name so I’m

going to name it WPCrafter it doesn’t I think
really matter at all it says pick something

cool short and catchy and then there’s these
permissions that are going to be given to

this token name now I would not adjust any
that link already prefilled it out in the

ones that are needed in order to enable automatic
updates for you and then go ahead and check

this box is as I read and I understood the
and agreed to the terms conditions whatever

click on create token and then it’s gonna
go ahead and the screen screens gonna pop

up and it’s going to give you your API key
which all you need to do is highlight and

copy so I made a copy that into my clipboard
and then I’m in a check this box to confirm

that I did put it in my clipboard and then
you click on this white button here that says

got it okay so now you have this API key in
your clipboard you might want to save that

on a notepad someplace if you’re using your
purchased products on other websites so that

you don’t have to create it keep creating
API keys you got it now okay so I go back

to my WordPress site and you just pasted in
here in enemy click on save changes okay so

now that I have saved my changes it is showing
me the different themes and plug-ins that

I have purchased on this account now if I
had say for instance right here I have the

salient theme that I purchased if that was
the theme that was installed on this website

and it noticed there was an older version
it would give me an option to update it but

right here you can see I can basically click
on the install button for any of these themes

that I purchased before and it will install
it for you and that this is actually an easier

method to install a purchased theme or plug-in
that you have from Envato is just to

do it through the Envato market plug
and I think that’s kinda what they’re going

after is making it a lot simpler and more
easy for you so when I scroll down here these

are a bunch of the themes that I have purchased
let’s go on plug-ins I haven’t purchased a

lot of different plug-ins just a very few
and then there’s also the settings tab where

you can change that API key that you just
generated and this is going to be such an

easy way for you to now keep your purchase
themes and plug-ins that you purchase from

ThemeForest and CodeCanyon fully updated
and one last thing I know I’ve interchangeably

said Envato ThemeForest CodeCanyon
let me go back over to ThemeForest right

here this is ThemeForest website now
ThemeForest owned by a company called Envato

and Envato owned ThemeForest CodeCanyon and
all these other sites that you see listed

here at the top so if you have a login for
ThemeForest is gonna work on all of these

different sites that they own it’s their family
of sites where you can purchase software you

can purchase video stock video and audio graphics
a whole bunch of things you can purchase from

them so what I’m saying ThemeForest or
CodeCanyon I’m really just talking about using

your Envato log in and
don’t one last thing if you are gonna purchase

anything from ThemeForest or CodeCanyon
head on over to my website and click on the

recommended tab and I’ve got a link that will
take you over there when you do purchase after

having clicked on my link they give me a couple
dollars and what’s nice about that as I can

use it to purchase things that I can then
review for you that’s it for today’s video

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