As an Envato author, you must ensure that your WordPress Template Kit meets the requirements outlined as follows.
- You must use the “Envato Template Kit - Export” plugin to create your Template Kit
Template Kit Requirements
- A Template Kit must contain at least 10 templates, these can be a mixture of Page Templates and or Block/Section/Popup/Pattern Templates.
- A Template Kit must be a “cohesive collection of templates”
- This means they should share a similar visual style & design.
- They can be focused on a particular “niche” (eg Gym, Hairdresser, Lawyer) or a particular design/visual style (eg Material, Retro, Minimal).
- A kit should not contain a lot of the same templates (eg 50 FAQ blocks, or 20 landing pages is not allowed)
- A kit should not contain a dark mode and light versions of templates, these templates would need to be separated into a separate Template Kit.
- A Template Kit must contain templates for a single site builder
- A Template Kit must be created with Elementor and or Elementor Pro
- Please note: We plan to be “builder agnostic” and in the future our Export plugin will support any popular, modern site builder that is has an open source free version, with a reliable import/export feature.
- A Template Kit must be optimised to work with the Hello theme from Elementor
- A Template Kit can require Third Party Plugins / add ons for Elementor, as long as those add ons are hosted on the WordPress.org plugin repository.
- A Template Kit can not include custom CSS.
- Your Template Kit must work with the “Envato Template Kit - Import” plugin.
- The ThemeForest Item Title Guidelines must be followed, although the brand name can be used more than once if you create multiple related Template Kits (eg “Neon - Photography Template Kit” and “Neon - Cafe Template Kit”).
- A Template Kit name must be unique. You must not use an existing brand name from an item by another author in any category (eg using Avada - Photography Template Kit is not allowed unless you are ThemeFusion).
Live Preview Requirements
- A Template Kit Live Preview (a.k.a “Demo”) must be hosted by the Author and all assets included in the kit must be importable via the user.
- We recommend setting up a new WordPress multisite for your Template Kit demos and having a separate site for each demo.
- All images (including photos, graphics and icons) used inside a Template Kit Live Preview (a.k.a “Demo”) must be the same images linked to in the Template Kit files to ensure the user imports are “like for like”.
- For example, the live demo cannot have photos of cats and then the imported template has a gray placeholder or watermarked images.
- All content that contains images of people or property must be sourced from Envato Elements or Twenty20's commercially cleared library. If the end customer wishes to retain these for use in their end product, they must license directly from Envato Elements or Twenty20. All content that is sourced from Envato Elements or Twenty20 must be disclosed and linked to from your item description. This is to ensure that images are properly commercially cleared.
- All other content that doesn’t contain images of people or property must be licensed for use by the customer in their end product (e.g. CC0 licence).
- You may also use graphics and images you have created yourself or have licensed, provided those graphics and images have a CC0 license.
- As part of the Template Kit export, you’ll need to provide links to all of the images used in your kit. This will be inspected by our review team.
- No brands or trademarks are allowed – this means all logos must be fake/use fake names.
No “Faux” features or content
- The use of “faux forms” are not allowed, any forms included in the Template Kit must be created with the builder or a plugin hosted on WordPress.org
- The use of “faux dynamic content” is not allowed, if you have a section that shows say “latest posts”, this must query posts from the site.