Theme License Information
When purchasing Avada (or any WordPress theme) via the Themeforest marketplace, you have two licensing options; The Regular License, and the Extended License. The regular license will suffice for 99% of users. The purchasing process, invoicing and licensing is facilitated by Envato.
Below, we have listed the nuts and bolts of the Regular License for you as a quick reference, as well as a section on how to transfer a License.
To learn more about what each License is for we strongly recommend reading Themeforest’s official licensing terms.
The Nuts and Bolts of the Regular License
Things you can do
Things you can’t do
How To Transfer/Remove Avada License
In the event that you would like to transfer your Avada License from a test site to a live one, or from a defunct website to a new one, you can do so by following the steps below.
Step 1 – Regardless of whether you wish to transfer a license from a test site to a live site, or a defunct site to a new site, the licensing terms are clear. You can only use the license on one active site. In the case of an already registered test site, the first step would be to migrate your test site to a live server. To learn more about migrating, please read our blog article, or check out our How To Migrate Your Website with All-In-One WP Migration, and How To Migrate Your Website with Duplicator docs.
Step 2 – If you wish to reuse a license from a defunct website, the first step is to delete the old website using the current token key. If you have transferred a test site to a live site, you also need to delete the test site.
Step 3- Log into ‘My Apps’ at ThemeForest and delete the old token key there, so you can re-register it from the new site with a new name.
Step 4 – Generate a new Token Key for your live / new site. To learn how, please read how to Register your purchase via Token Key.
Step 5 – Re-register your purchase on your live site using your ThemeForest Username, your Purchase Code, and the new API Key you’ve generated.
Step 6 – Finally, you can go to the Register Envato Code tab on your support account at Theme-Fusion and update the site name using the registered purchased code, as shown below.
1) If I need to use Avada on a second site, do I need a second license?
Yes. One purchase of Avada allows you to use the theme on one finished site. If you need to use it on a second site, it requires you to make a second license purchase.
2) Can I use Avada on a test site, then move it to a live site when finished?
Yes, you can. You can keep the theme on a test site to build it, then move it to the live site once you’re finished.
3) Can I keep a test site and a live site with one Regular License purchase?
According to the licensing rules set by Envato, this is not allowed. If it is installed in two places permanently, then it requires two licenses.
4) Do I need a new license for every new landing page I create within my site?
As long as it’s all on the same domain, for one end product, a single license is fine.
5) Do I need to buy a new license if I use the theme on a subdomain?
This will actually depend on the use case. Licenses in general, apply to the end product you use them for. Usually, this end product will be a website with a specific topic. Thus, if you use the theme on a site with sub-domains that all belong to one single end product, it is fine to go with one license. If each of the sub-domains represents an own end product, you will need one license per sub-domain.
Multiple sub-domains in one end product
Suppose you do a website for a grocery store and among other goods, you sell apples and pears. To show your supplies, you create two different sub-domains: apples.my-grocery-store.com and pears.my-grocery-store.com. Your end product clearly is the website for the grocery store, so you only need one license.
Multiple sub-domains as multiple end products
Suppose you do a website for a retailer of apples and a retailer of pears, both hosted on your main domain. Thus, you create two different sub-domains: apples.my-grocery-store.com and pears.my-grocery-store.com. Your end products here clearly are the websites for each of the merchants, so in this case you need one license per sub-domain.
6) If I purchase an Extended License, can I use it for multiple clients or projects?
No. The Extended License is still limited to a single end product. For more information, please the Extended License terms.
7) If I delete a website, can I reuse the license on a new one?
Yes. As long as the license is only used on one active Avada website, you are operating within the terms of the license.