On September 1st, 2015, Envato changed their terms and conditions for item support and introduced paid item support for Themeforest and CodeCanyon. When you purchase a theme, you will be granted an inclusive 6 months of hands on support for that item. When this expires you can choose to extend your item support for a further 6/12 months at a fee. Please continue reading below to learn more about item support, or read Envato’s ‘What Is Item Support?’ article.
You are eligible to renew or extend your support subscription if you have less than 6 months support remaining and the author is still supporting the item. The cost of purchasing support can vary according to the different periods of your subscription. For example, extending your support subscription while it’s still active costs less than renewing it when it has expired. To learn more about this, please read Envato’s ‘Extending and Renewing Item Support’ article found here.
Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and go to the Downloads tab.
Step 2 – Locate your purchase. On there, you’ll see how many months of support you have remaining, and beside it there’s an ‘Extend Now’ link. Click here to view an example.
Step 3 – Click the ‘Extend Now’ link, and it will redirect you to the Theme’s item page.
Step 4 – On the right hand side, click the ‘Extend Now and Save’ button.
Step 5 – Once you click the ‘Extend Now and Save’ button, you’ll be redirected to the checkout page. Confirm your payment details and follow the on screen prompts to finish purchasing the extension.
The only thing that changes is that you will not be granted access to hands on support. You will however continue to receive theme updates that contain bug fixes, patches and new features and access to our documentation, help files, video tutorials
There are 3 scenarios for when you can extend or renew item support; At the time of purchase, during your support period, and after your item support has expired.
At the time of purchasing the item. This will cost 30% of the list price, or 37.5% on the item price.