Envato Elements does not issue purchase codes when you download or register items for projects, instead you receive an ongoing license for a single, specified use. The Elements license is only valid if you complete your End Products while your subscription is active. Then the license continues for the life of the End Products (even if your subscription ends).
Learn more about the nuts and bolts of the Envato Elements License here.
- What is a purchase code?
- Will I need a purchase code for Envato Elements?
- What about WordPress themes on Envato Elements?
What is a purchase code?
A purchase code is a license identifier in the form of a unique numerical code. On Envato Market, the purchase code is issued with an item upon purchase and is included in the item's License Certificate. Envato Elements and Envato Market work under different terms, you may learn about Envato Market here.
Will I need a purchase code for Envato Elements?
None of the items in our curated library requires a purchase code. This means you will have complete access to utilise the items core features as intended.
License certificates are provided on your My Downloads page for use in clearing content ID or copyright claims on Youtube.
What about WordPress items on Envato Elements?
There are some items, such as WordPress themes & plugins, which have features that can be unlocked via a purchase code (e.g. automatic updates).
These features are not available for Elements content, they're only for Market purchases. However, you can manually update an item by downloading the latest version of the item and replacing the updated files in the appropriate plugin and/or theme folders.
Note: You may still see purchase code activation requests for items downloaded on Elements. For any such requests, we ask that you please ignore the activation message and proceed to use the plugin/theme as normal. If you find access to the item's core features is still blocked by a code, please contact our support team for assistance. Please remember, this does not include automatic updates or item support.