“Username and/or API Key invalid” – Envato Toolkit Error

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If you are getting this error and are frustrated with the lack of help on the internet, have no fear! I’m here to help. The error, “Username and/or API Key invalid” is actually very common with Envato’s Toolkit, which is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily update your Envato themes.

So how do we solve this issue? Just create a new key! The old one, for whatever reason, isn’t working, but there is no penalty for just making a new one. Here is how to generate a new key:

1. Log in to your Theme Forest account.
2. Mouse over your username in the top right, and click “settings” from the dropdown.
3. On the left, find “API Keys” and click it.
4. Under “Generate another API Key,” enter in a label for your new key and click “Generate API Key.”

That’s it! Your new key will be generated. Now, simply enter this new key into the settings of the Envato Toolkit, and you should be good to go! Keep in mind, it might take some time for the new key to go live, so if it doesn’t work right away, make sure to wait at least 10 or 15 minutes before giving up!

About Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is a website developer and designer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a passion for code and WordPress. He spends his days building WordPress websites for small businesses, developing new code with the online community, and living life.

One Comment on ““Username and/or API Key invalid” – Envato Toolkit Error”

  1. I did that and it still doesn’t want to work.

    I want to update from Version 4.2.3 to View version 4.5.1 but I constantly get the

    Downloading package from envato market…

    Error! Envato API error: Username and/or API Key invalid.

    I tried generating and using a new API

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