Web / Wordpress templates support

I was wondering how the support for web / Wordpress templates work when downloading through Envato Elements?

Buying the same template would cost me 59$ when buying through ThemeForest but if downloading it from Elements it’s half the price. Does the support for the template end if I end the monthly billing? How does the developer of the template make money if I can download it straight from Elements?


All items on Envato Elements are created by independent authors. Due to this and the nature of Envato Elements unlimited subscription, Envato Elements cannot provide direct technical support or advice on the use of items. Envato Elements does not provide technical support for any items.

Elements also does not come with updates as regular purchases do