How to update theme and plugins

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How to update Albedo theme

This theme can receive auto-updates through Envato Market plugin, and if you finished Setup Wizard step and activated your theme, you can be sure that it works and already active.

How to setup Envato Market Plugin manually

Just save your Envato API Token in plugin’s settings. You can generate your own API key by signing into ThemeForest website.

Create Envato Token

Then go to Envato Market Plugin admin screen, paste your Envato Token and click “Save” button. Now you can receive auto-updates for all of your purchased themes and plug-ins.

Envato Market Plugin Settings

How to update Freeware plugins

Freeware plugins (e.g. WooCommerce, Unyson, bbPress, Ninja Forms, Polylang etc.) that included with a Theme can be updated through Plugins admin screen.

How to update plugin

How to update Premium plugins

At this time, Premium plugins (Slider Revolution, Visual Composer etc.) can be updated using Appearance > Install plugins screen.

Updating Bundled Plugins

Bundled plugins license

Please note, that we can not provide you purchase codes for any of premium bundled plugins due to license / copyright rules (e.g. Visual Composer, Revolution Slider). Many themes sold on ThemeForest come bundled with premium plugins from CodeCanyon.

A plugin is an additional component that offers functionality and features beyond a typical WordPress installation. Theme authors (who sell the themes) may choose to include certain plugins (such as Visual Composer, Revolution Slider or other Page Builder plugins) within their item to add these special functions and features to the theme package.

What are bundled plugins?

Bundled plugins offer the same core features and functionality as the standalone version of the item on CodeCanyon.

Some plugins may ask for a purchase code for registration/activation once installed, however, you can simply ignore these messages as bundled plugins do not require activation or registration. The plugin will still work as intended with the theme once the theme has been activated/registered.

When a plugin is updated, the theme author will include the latest version of the bundled plugin with their next theme update. So you can easily update the bundled plugin when you next update your theme.

What’s the difference between a bundled and a standalone plugin?

There are a few basic differences between plugins that are purchased separately and those that come bundled with a theme.

Standalone (or separately purchased) plugins:

  • Come with their own individual license
  • Can be used independently, with any theme
  • Come with their own purchase code, which may be used to activate the plugin and remove the “Activation” message
  • Can be updated from CodeCanyon as soon as a new plugin version is released
  • Comes with 6 months of item support from the plugin author, with the option to extend the support period

Bundled plugins purchased as part of a theme from a theme author:

  • Can only be used under the same license as the theme they came with (they cannot be extracted or used with other themes)
  • Are supported by the seller of the theme (the theme author), under Item Support for the theme during your support period
  • Are updated when a new version of the theme is released

Generally, bundled plugins can provide added convenience and value to a theme purchase, saving you money and the time spent seeking out and purchasing the plugins on your own. However, if you think you might want to use the plugin in another theme or by itself, or you might benefit from receiving direct updates and developer support, it may be worthwhile purchasing the plugins separately.

Official Envato Policy regarding Bundled Plugins and their licenses.


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