I NEVER RECEIVED A RESPONSE FROM ENVATO SUPPORT , SO I’M RE-POSTING MY COMMENTS ABOUT THE ENVATO WORDPRESS TOOLKIT HERE .
11/2/12; TICKET ID #GGE-790-15471 I’m frustrated that most themeforest WordPress themes can NOT be updated automatically using the WordPress dashboard. Most premium themes can be automatically updated using the WordPress dashboard. And none of the themeforest authors seem to warn people that they will have to manually update their themes. Worse yet, one of the themeforest Elite Authors I purchased a theme from earlier this year [name removed], quickly becomes hostile when asked about this issue. And even though Envato supposedly released a WordPress plugin for this very problem earlier this year, every themeforest author I’ve asked has told me their themes must be manually updated. If you use a professional web designer to work on your website, that means it could easily cost you $300 a year just to keep a $35 theme updated (one update per month x $25 for designer’s time). That’s ridiculous, especially when most premium themes can be updated automatically and for free.
This situation is particularly frustrating and unnecessary when you consider all the programming talent that is associated with Envato. In other words, if Envato or its authors truly cared about this problem, they could have provided their customers with a solution a very long time ago.