Are ThemeForest themes only good with a premium WP upgrade?

Hi there,

I recently purchased a themeforest wordpress theme…and in order to upload the new theme, wordpress is asking for me to upgrade to their premium which is over 300$!!. Can anyone confirm that this is standard practise? In all tutorials for uploading, no-one mentions that you have to be a premium member to upload themes, now I am stuck with a theme I can’t use unless I pay!! Gulp!

Thanks friends

As far as I know, you have never been able to use Themes from here on sites.

All you need is your own domain and hosting (can be very cheap) and you would be good to go.

One of the big hosts like Blue, HostGator or GoDaddy could be under $50

there’s probably even free routes but these will likely be weak setups

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Interesting since there are hundreds of themes sold in envato market specifically for wordpress. Now I am even more confused!

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There are 2 “kinds” of WordPress:

  1. takes care of all of the hosting for you. You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server (but you’re limited with the themes and plugins that you can use)

  2. With, you host your own blog or website. is where you’ll find the free WordPress software that you can download and install on your own web server (and use any theme or plugin you want).

Envato works only with the latter.

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As @SkatDesign said - and are not the same thing.

Thank you!! Much appreciated.

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