Introducing a new feature from our Help Center — the option to deregister your theme with a few clicks.
You may already be familiar with our theme dashboards and the option within them that lets you register or deregister your copy of a particular theme. Besides this registration module within the WordPress admin panel >> Theme Dashboard, we created an additional means for you to deactivate your theme. This option is available via our Help Center.
This feature is intended to help anyone who lost their access to the admin panel or forgot to deregister their theme before deleting their site from the server. Being able to deregister your theme will let you use it elsewhere. The Regular license for theme copies only allows their use for a single end product; meaning, one installation on one domain.
Every user that has an account with our Help Center will be able to take advantage of this deregistration feature. If you don’t have an account already, you can make one easily by clicking on the Log In button and then using the Sign Up link.
Fill in the form on the following page and then click on the Sign Up button at the bottom.
Once you have an account, you will be able to access a number of useful options, including the My Products page. You can access this page from your account by clicking on the user icon to open the dropdown menu, and then selecting My Products.
Fill in the form you find there—select the theme you want to deactivate, add the URL of the domain where the theme is used, and insert the purchase code you got from Envato when buying this theme
Submit the form by clicking on the button at the bottom and your theme will be deregistered automatically.
Then you will be free to use that copy of the theme on a new WordPress installation, a different domain, or anywhere else you like.
It’s important to note that deregistering the theme will only affect your live site. If you’re working on localhost, the theme will keep behaving normally. However, if you don’t register the theme on a live site properly or if you use a theme that hasn’t been registered properly, your site won’t work as it should.
Generally, neither the theme options or any of the shortcodes bundled with it will be available on your WordPress installation if you haven’t registered your theme. Doing this is necessary for your site to function. Therefore, we urge you to check that your theme is properly registered before the next theme update to avoid any problems with the display on the frontend or the use of the options in the backend. And if you’re already experiencing issues, check that your theme is registered first before moving on to other troubleshooting methods.
This new feature will provide you with more autonomy in handling your theme registration and purchase code. However, if you need any assistance with your theme registration, whether it’s for a multisite or subdomain, you can always contact our support team via the Help Center.