Help: What is the template permission for Envato Elements

I am trying to subscribe for envato unlimited 1 month, but I am not sure if the license term covers for my use-case.

I am building a portfolio system (software as a service); But the front-end for every subscriber will be same template from Envato Unlimited - like,

I do not know if a single license serves this or maybe I can get penalized as the front-end users will have different subdomains (or even domains).

Sorry if I am asking on the wrong place, I didnt see a direct link to contact envato and I need to come to a conclusion quickly.


Hi @ritafelix,

  • Clear guidelines on what’s not allowed

Some common-sense limitations do apply, as set out below:

  • You can’t re-sell, or re-distribute items;
  • You can’t use items in on-demand services; and
  • You generally can’t use items as the basis for merchandising. For example, printing a logo from Envato Elements straight onto a T-shirt is not allowed. See clause 13 below for the relevant terms and conditions.


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@mgscoder Thanks for your response., but I still need a little help with clarification.

As you are an author and these terms sound simple to you; do not assume they sound simple to me too - I am asking to learn.

  • Resell or Redistribute => This applies to when I am reselling the code that is being built, right?
  • You can’t use items in on-demand services => Could you give me example of this on-demand services?
  • You generally can’t use items as the basis for merchandising => This is not my use-case.

My use case is like the “” or “” where a user registers, select a template, put their record and publish. Their website will be accessible on a subdomain.

If you think my use-case will go against the term, do let me know.


@ritafelix, your best option will be contact Elements Support. license expert from Elements Support Team will be happy to help.



@mgscoder is right that you should contact support but it sounds like you actually have a few challenges.

  1. This sounds like an on demand offer, but you could easily avoid this by downloading registering a new copy of the theme for each client/version you create.

  2. the “monthly subscription” - to do what is suggested in point 1 would require you to be constantly subscribed to be able to download new copies for each project.

You cannot download a theme, then unsubscribe, then reuse it in a new project. You must be subscribed at the time which they project is completed.

Bottom line -

  • each client/project you create needs it’s own unique download or license

  • you need to be subscribed to get these and to edit the theme as per clients needs eg you cannot use one copy or stock pile

  • remember that themes downloaded from envato elements do not come with guaranteed updates or support in the same way that individual purchases on themeforest do, so you will need to be able to handle WP updates. security fixes, etc. on your own.