You may have heard in our 2019 Annual Public Impact Statement, but if not then we’re pretty excited to be letting you know for the first time! Envato is launching Template Kits, a brand new category of items on ThemeForest.
A Template Kit is a collection of pre-designed starter templates for page builders (such as Elementor) that share a cohesive visual style, with no coding required. They can include a range of templates for things such as home pages, headers and footers, pop-ups, products and much more.
Why are we doing this?
Page builders are growing at a fast pace. With the introduction of Gutenberg in 2018, adoption of page builders is continuing to accelerate. Third-party page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder and Brizy are also gaining momentum. We think there’s a big future in store for page builders and we’re pumped to be launching the largest collection of premium Template Kits in the world.
This is a great opportunity for authors to get into an emerging market nice and early - from those who are already designing beautiful themes, to graphic designers who may not have a coding bone in their body. Wherever you are, across the design spectrum, we want to invite you to get involved and be part of this new marketplace category.
Template Kits will initially launch on ThemeForest for Elementor. We think that Template Kits are an ideal item type for customers who regularly create web pages so we expect to launch this item type on Elements at a later date. To keep things straightforward for Template Kit authors, when submitting your items, you’re agreeing to these items being available for both ThemeForest and Elements.
Some other quick initial requirements:
- A kit must have a minimum of 10 page layouts.
- Kits must have images in the source file, following the license guidelines in our requirements.
- In terms of quality expectations, check these kits for inspiration.
For those interested in becoming a Template Kits author, you can let us know now by filling in this form!
For further information on this opportunity, we’ve created a couple of resources to help authors.
- How to Create a Template Kit for Envato gives some more general information about Template Kits and how to create them.
- WordPress Template Kit Requirements goes into the detail of naming, image and preview requirements.
We would love for you to be part of our launch collection.