ThemeForest is an Envato marketplace that distributes themes, plug-ins for CMS and HTML templates for companies such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Themeforest has built up a huge customer base of over 2.3 million users and has made its way on to several lists for the best and most popular providers of WordPress themes.
Envato is based in Melbourne, Australia and was founded by Collis Ta’eed and his wife, Cyan in 2006. ThemeForest is now one of nine platforms launched by Envato, which, with the slogan ‘Help People Earn and Learn’, was launched to create marketplaces for buying and selling digital products and to offer its customers informative blogs and tutorials. Other platforms include Tuts+, Code Canyon, Photodune and Audio Jungle. Throughout its pages the company sells more than 2.3 million different products.
8,155 products are now available to purchase on ThemeForest, 2,622 of which are themes and additional extras for WordPress. For ease of navigation, the WordPress themes are divided into clear categories and can also be filtered according to their own despription. Functions and features are explained in detail on the product page of each theme and each offer live previews and screenshots of the theme in action.
Yet ThemeForest is more than just a great marketplace for finding your perfect WordPress theme. Behind the marketplace there is also a thriving online community that gives you top access to other Envato products. Once a member of Themeforest you are a member of the Envato community, where you can comment on products, discuss questions in the forum and keep up to date with the latest news.
Themeforest allows you to easily purchase, install and use the products it offers. Should there be any problems with your purchase, you can easily contact the professional service team who are on hand and ready to help.
Not only can you buy on Themeforest, but you can sell too. As an Envato author you will receive 50-70% on each theme or template sold. Due to the ever-increasing number of private developers and designers, ThemeForest has a particularly large and diverse selection of products. To register to become an author on ThemeForest, you must first take the authors quiz, and once you have passed the quiz, you can then put your products online.
Purchase and Payment
There are many ways to find what you are looking for on ThemeForest: browse the extensive ThemeForest gallery, look through the portfolios of top theme authors or enter search criteria in the search bar.
Themes, templates, plug-ins, add-ons and widgets can be purchased individually and for as little as $1; prices vary and depend on the quality, complexity and use of files and products. You can also choose between a regular or extended license.
Once you have decided on a theme, you must log in or, if you are a new customer, register. Once logged in you can use all the benefits Themeforest has to offer. Make a new account and own a profile page for the simple and rapid downloading of themes and templates. In addition, you can use the chat forum and sell your own work.
Payment can be made via PayPal or by credit card from your online account, which is especially good for frequent users.