Welcome to the Envato Community!

The Envato Community is a community of independent creatives who come together to share ideas and success. No matter your skill level our community is here to share knowledge and help one another. We’re all students and teachers and we invite all corners of the earth to join our glorious melting pot of creative fields, skill levels and cultures.

Here are a few quick tips to get you started with how these forums work and here are our Community Guidelines:

Note: If all these instructions look really, really boring to you…feel free to skip them and just jump into our forums with both feet :slight_smile:

Please also check your users preferences because the forums may want to send you more email updates than you’re used to getting (and we’d hate for you to get annoyed). You can specifically set how often you want to be contacted by clicking on your Profile Picture > Preferences > And look for the email settings on that page.

Reading

To read more, just keep scrolling down!

As new replies or new topics arrive, they will appear automatically – no need to refresh the page.

Navigation

  • For search, your user page, or the menu, use the icon buttons at upper right.

  • Selecting a topic title will always take you to the next unread reply in the topic. To enter at the top or bottom, select the reply count or last reply date instead.

  • While reading a topic, select the progress bar at the bottom right for full navigation controls. Quickly jump back to the top by selecting the topic title. Press ? for a list of super-speedy keyboard shortcuts.

Replying

  • To reply to the topic in general, use at the very bottom of the topic.

  • To reply to a specific person, use on their post.

  • To reply with a new topic, use to the right of the post. Both old and new topics will be automatically linked together.

To insert a quote, select the text you wish to quote, then press any Reply button. Repeat for multiple quotes!

To notify someone about your reply, mention their name. Type @ to begin selecting a username.

To use standard Emoji, just type : to match by name, or use the traditional smileys ;)

Actions

There are action buttons at the bottom of each post:

To let someone know that you enjoyed and appreciated their post, use the like button. Share the love!

If you see a problem with someone’s post, privately let them, or our staff, know about it with the flag button. You can also share a link to a post, or bookmark it for later reference on your user page.

Notifications

When someone replies to you, quotes your post, or mentions your @username, a number will immediately appear at the top right of the page. Use it to access your notifications.

Don’t worry about missing a reply – you’ll be emailed any notifications that arrive when you are away.

Your Preferences

  • All topics less than two days old are considered new.

  • Any topic you’ve actively participated in (by creating, replying, or reading for an extended period) will be automatically tracked.

You will see the blue new and unread number indicators next to these topics:

You can change your notifications for any topic via the notification control at the bottom of the topic.

You can also set notification state per category, if you want to watch every new topic in a specific category.

To change any of these settings, see your user preferences.

How can I change my Email?

Email addresses are pulled from your Envato Market account. You will need to change your email address there as you cannot do it on the forums.

Emails from the Forums

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the emails you are getting from the forums, you can set your notification preferences in your profile preferences and on each and every category and post.

You can also opt in for a forum digest email that keep you up to date on any of the hot topics or things you may have missed. You can find this in your your user preferences.

A Note on Images/Videos

Please keep avatars, profile header images, forum images and videos clean. Everything on the forums should be considered PG rated or below.

How to display your badges

Click on your Avatar image and select Preferences (the little gear :gear: icon)

On the left side menu click on Profile

At the bottom under Badges to show, you can choose up to 6 badges that you want to display.

Click Save Changes button.

That’s all you have to do! Now your badges will display under your avatar when you post. You can change which badges are displayed whenever you like.

Community Trust

As you participate here, over time you’ll gain the trust of the community, become a full citizen, and new user limitations will be lifted. At a high enough trust level, you’ll gain new abilities to help us manage our community together.

Our trusts levels will differ slightly from Discourse’s default settings as shown in the link above, but the idea remains the same. Active and helpful users will climb through the trust levels. Liking posts and having your posts liked will also play an important role as will flagging and checking the forums often.

Now get in there and join in the conversation!