Envato Please put version number and date released next to downloads!!!

For the love of god, please do this! It is extremely annoying to have to contact the developer just to find out this info. In Wordpress, they do it, why can’t you???

This information is on every item page.

IRRELEVANT. That is of zero help when you go to the Downloads page. The downloads page has absolutely nothing other than a Download button.

Well lucky all you have to do is click on the item on the download page to get all the info. And if you want to be notified when an item is updated you can mark the check box beside “Get notified by email if this item is updated”.

This is just false.
“all the info” is just the name of the file - the same identical name for the previous updates!

Have you actually used this system as a customer? Or a developer? Because you really don’t seem to be familiar with it.

The way it should work is there should be:
Download Button – Version # – Date

What is so f-g hard about that???

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Did you look at the screenshot I posted above? It says the version # and the date it was last updated, this is visible on ALL item pages. To see that all I did was click on a random item and it’s on the right side of the page.

It is correct that this info is not on the download page, but it’s not really necessary when all you have to do is click the item name on the download page and then see everything about the item. What you’re asking for is very easily obtainable with one click.

When we do updates, customers that wish to auto updates, they will see this information right away. In case of manual updates, we put the change log in the profile page, most authors do this, not just us.

If not, ask your author to do this. It’s cake and does not cost them any fatigue!

In the end, this comes down to the individual authors and has little to do with Envato.

LOL. One click. That’s 2 different pages and multiple clicks.

Here’s how Wordpress does it. Too bad the developers at Envato aren’t as smart as they are. I’m the customer and I shouldn’t have to work this hard to get what I paid for.

Envato’s lame download area:

Wordpress’s sensible download area (see the Version #??? and you can click on it for a pop-up with the date and changelog)

That makes sense since Wordpress’ download page is specifically for Wordpress themes. Envato’s download page is for all items, including items that don’t have the necessity for version numbers or change logs, like icon packs, flyers, music, and stock photos for example.

Again, if you click the item name right beside the download button that you took a screenshot of, you’re taken to the item page with ALL of the info associated with that item. Not complicated by any means, and takes no hard work.

I understand it takes you to that page - but I have no way of telling whether the information on that page is accurate and matches the version/date of the file under downloads. Sometimes I don’t install a download right after it is released and when I go to check on it months later, it’s impossible to figure out if I already installed it.

Let me ask you this - when you create any kind of document with multiple versions - do you give them all the same name? Would it be okay with you if the software you used to create it didn’t attach a date to it?

So I find it very hard to believe that any of the items you mentioned lack version numbers or unique titles. Even someone who only uses MS Word knows better.

If an item is updated it replaces the old file. If the item page says it was updated, and the version number is listed there, then that’s the only file available to download.

For example, lets say you downloaded a theme right away, then a few minutes later it was updated. All you would have to do is download the same thing again to get the updated version.

I think you’re a fanboi and this is a hopeless argument. I doubt you would ever agree that there’s anything wrong with Envato’s way of doing things no matter what I see. I get it. It’s perfect,

What you’re saying just doesn’t make sense with the way Envato handles versions and downloads, and it is far more simple then you’re making it out to be.

Have a good day.

Without wishing to complicate this discussion further - most (decent) themes now use tokens, envato’s plugin and API to simplify and handle most updates etc. so there’s:

  • no need to leave the WP admin
  • exactly the same ‘new version available’ notice that you showed above,
  • zero chance of confusion as to what version is currently in use
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To get auto update features you can use Envato Market WordPress Plugin. This plugin helps customers receive updates to their premium wordpress Themes & Plugins purchased through Envato Market (ThemeForest & CodeCanyon).
you can download the plugin from here:

Using this Envato Market WordPress Plugin you will see:

  1. Latest version number
  2. Details view option for the latest version