Plugin only has "install" on my theme that is already installed

Hi all,
I am not an expert in WordPress - feel like I should say that first. I manually installed a theme I purchased because I did not know about the plugin that auto updates… then i went on to make all kinds of changes in colors, a bit on the layout. It was awesome. But it doesn’t update. So I installed the Envato Market plugin for autoupdates, did the token and got it squared away. However, now the only thing I can do is “install” on the theme. Do I have to start all over with the customizations?

I made a backup and tried to click the install button, but it errors out because the folder paths already exist. I am sorry to be asking but I am in need of guidance here :frowning:


I’ll be happy to clear this for you.

Theme Bundled plugins do not have their own licenses (purchase code). This means they cannot be activated mean registered for auto updates. So Envato Market plugin will not auto update Theme Bundled plugins.

All bundled plugins update responsibility is the theme’s author. Just always download the theme latest version to get latest update plugins and update bundled plugin manually.

If you really want to auto update features by one click then you have to purchase individual license for the plugin(s) and you have to registere/activated the license.
You can check this Help article:


Yes, I understand that, but the theme has been updated. I am just trying to get those updates. Because I did not install via the plugin, do I have to start all over in order to have auto theme updates? Is there a way to preserve my edits?

theme auto update you can manage using Envato Market plugin. but theme bundle plugin you have to update manually using ftp/cpanel. you can download the latest version theme to get plugin updated version and then upload manually. or you have to delete existing plugins then have to install and active from wp-admin plugins.

You can contact theme author to get support or for any technical query:

Note: Better to keep a full backup before doing the update.