Template Kits Upload Bonanza!

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The dates for our Upload Bonanza have now be extended until 18th April, and we will be awarding the first 400 Template Kits approved and published $200USD. Please see solution post below for further details.

Bonanza?! That sounds fun.

We have just made uploading available to all authors via ThemeForest and we could not be more excited. Thanks to everyone who has already been actively building their Template Kits and sending them our way for feedback. The time has come to start uploading them to ThemeForest.

As part of the launch on ThemeForest, the first 300 Template Kits published will receive $200 each. How awesome is that?!

How To Qualify

Upload a Template Kit for review before 31 March 2020 on ThemeForest. #thatwaseasy

The authors of the first 300 Template Kits approved for ThemeForest will be awarded $200 per Template Kit. Even better, as an author, you’re eligible to receive multiple bonuses.

Winning authors will be notified by Envato promptly after the close of the bonanza. See below for all the official terms and conditions.

We can’t wait to see what you upload!

Useful links

How To Create A Template Kit for Envato
WordPress Template Kit Requirements
Template Kits Commercial Demand Guide

Terms and Conditions

  1. Uploads made prior to 11pm 18 April 2020 (AEST) will be considered against the criteria for this payment.

  2. Anyone can enter as long as they are over 13 years of age. If you’re under 18, please get your parent or guardian’s permission to enter (by uploading a Template Kit, you’re confirming to us that you have your parent’s or guardian’s permission).

  3. Successful authors will be notified by Envato promptly after the recipients are determined.The total offer pool is $80,000 USD.

  4. Play fair! We reserve the right not to award prizes, to disqualify entrants, and to discontinue an offer if there is any illegal or fraudulent behaviour and also to cancel this offer if there are any circumstances that mean the offer can’t be run as planned. This includes technical issues, hacking, natural disasters and anything else beyond our control.

  5. This upload bonus cannot be used in conjunction with any other publishing incentive, promotional offer or coupon. You remain eligible for the standard Elements Content Bonus payment.

  6. Entrants are responsible for meeting any tax obligations that come up as a result of this offer. However, we may withhold any part of the prize money if the law requires us to.

  7. In terms of things we’ll need from you:

  • (i) You grant us an ongoing, worldwide, royalty-free non-exclusive license to use your entry for the purposes of managing this Contest and otherwise in connection with promoting Envato’s products and services.

  • (ii) We’ll use your information for the purposes of managing and administering this offer - you can’t enter without giving us some information so we know who wins and how to get a prize to you! You consent to us using your information in this way, including publishing names of the winner(s) on our sites, social media accounts, marketing materials or other sites around the world. If the law requires it, we may report the prize winner and prize details to the relevant tax authorities. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information about how we deal with personal information.

  • (iii) You promise to us that any information that is given to us is true and correct and your entry is your own original creation and work, and does not infringe the rights (including copyright) of any other person. You promise to indemnify us in relation to any loss or damage resulting from any breach of this promise whether it is on purpose or not.

This offer is run by Envato Pty Ltd whose registered office is at 121 King Street, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia.


Wow! That sounds great! We will consider create one!


Yay! That sounds awesome!

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If I submit 300 Template Kits do I get 60K?


Do we need to make a whole new template or an existing template conversion using Envato template kit will work?

If your 300 kits are approved before anyone else’s, yes.


If you convert an existing template of some kind to be a Template Kit, that is acceptable. Just remember to follow our requirements and review the examples in our commercial demand guide for a reference on what the design level needs to be in order to be accepted.

Can you send me link to check requirements?

I have read the policy that stock images must be used only from envato elements.
If i purchased images with one month subscription and used it for developing template kit, what will happen to my images and the template kits after the subscrption plan expired???

Hey @jamesgiroux, hope you’re doing well!

Can we make more functional template kits? What I’m thinking is Elementor Template Kit for WooCommerce with XforWooCommerce support. We wouldn’t be making designs and styles, but we would create a few layouts that are troubling for our customers. This way they could just put a page setup in one click.

My worry is that style or design might be the issue, but we plan only to use WooCommerce shortcodes and the ones that are available in our plugins. These depend more on the theme being used, rather than us designing them.

What’s the policy on this? Thank you. XforWooCommerce (Formerly dzeriho)

i am very interesting this :slight_smile:


A ask…
Do I can working new template item create template kit will approved themeforest? or other version convert to template kit in themeforest? I don’t have other version in themeforest :frowning:

Can I convert an existing item of mine that I have in ThemeForest? For example I have a good selling WordPress theme in ThemeForest called “Saasland”. Can I create an Element Kits pack with its elements, and with the same name?

You can review the requirements here: https://help.author.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038151251-WordPress-Template-Kit-Requirements

For all the ins and outs of the Envato Elements License, check out this helpful FAQ: https://help.elements.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000629346-Envato-Elements-License-FAQ

Thanks for the question! At the moment, Template Kits are intended to be a design layer that doesn’t include additional functionality. For that there are still themes and plugins. If you are building templates for WooCommerce, and that is a dependency, I believe that is inline with the requirements but it must be part of a complete kit with at least 10 templates.

If I understand correctly what you’re thinking of doing, I don’t believe it would be accepted on its own.

If you have an existing item on (or off) ThemeForest and you convert it to a Template Kit, that is acceptable as long as it meets the requirements.

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Thank you so much :slight_smile:

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You’ll want to make sure of the rules around naming before going down this route. However, if they are generally the same, the only difference being the format (i.e. theme vs. template kit) then they would likely be considered a product family. In that instance you may be able to use the same name (check the naming rules in the help center to be absolutely sure). However, creating a template kit that uses the name of an item you do not own, would not be acceptable.


Sorry for my other ask, do I can use any plugins wordpress.org for template kit? thank you.