This is not really helpful to those, like myself, who subscribe to this service and in doing so expect at least the items being offered as up to date at that point. I understand the authors may not offer updates or support once the item has been downloaded. But, at the point of download, the item should at least be reasonably current. Or at least marked as ‘old’ ‘outdated’ etc. so we don’t waste our time with products that will not work properly on a modern browsers or php environments.
The question is, does the theme even has a newer version? You can check it by searching for it on the ThemeForest.
Anyway, if the item does not work with the latest version of Joomla, then please contact the Envato Help:
I agree that when it comes to CMS templates (WordPress, Joomla, etc), there should be much more strict requirements on items. Offering an items which hasn’t been updated for ages and is not working with the latest version of the CMS is nonsense. Items like these should be updated periodically.