Australian website ThemeForest breaks into world’s top 100

Melbourne company Envato’s meteoric rise continues, with one of its websites surging onto a list of the 100 most-visited sites in the world.

12 AUGUST 2014, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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ThemeForest, a website operated by Australian company Envato, has cracked Alexa's list of the world's top 100 websites. This makes ThemeForest the most popular Australian-owned website in the world today.

Melbourne, AU, August 12, 2014 – Melbourne company Envato’s meteoric rise continues, with one of its websites surging onto a list of the 100 most-visited sites in the world.

It means ThemeForest – part of Envato’s ecosystem of sites that help people get creative – is currently the most popular Australian-owned website on the planet.

The list, determined by Amazon-owned web analytics firm Alexa, calculates the rankings using a combination of daily visitors to the site and page views.

ThemeForest currently sits 93rd on the list, ahead of massive US-based sites like Netflix.com and Dropbox.com.

Launched in 2008, ThemeForest sells themes for websites and other digital projects. It boasts more than 15,000 items for sale, designed by people all over the world.

ThemeForest’s most popular theme has sold more than 80,000 copies.

Ben Chan, Envato’s Director of Strategy and Business Development, is delighted ThemeForest has cracked Alexa’s top 100. “To hear that ThemeForest is now the world's most popular Australian-owned website is just fantastic and a testament to everybody at Envato, especially our community members,” he says.

“WordPress is now powering 22 percent of the web, and we're the world's biggest WordPress theme marketplace. We're excited to be here, and even more excited for what lies ahead for Envato.”

Chan says the site’s explosive growth has meant authors are achieving their first sales faster than ever.

“In fact, there is only one WordPress theme on ThemeForest with zero sales and it was submitted today. It will probably have its first sale before we leave the office.”

Since its launch in 2006, Envato has paid its international community of designers, authors, freelancers, affiliates and instructors more than $180 million in earnings.

Envato’s marketplaces – ActiveDen, AudioJungle, CodeCanyon, ThemeForest, GraphicRiver, VideoHive, 3DOcean and PhotoDune – are used by more than four million members around the world.

Currently, Envato’s sites are home to more than 5.9 million items, ranging from stock photos to sound clips.

For more information please contact Ben Chan, Director of Strategy & Business Development, Envato, at ben.chan@envato.com.

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"WordPress is now powering 22 percent of the web, and we're the world's biggest WordPress theme marketplace. We're excited to be here, and even more excited for what lies ahead for Envato." Ben Chan, Director of Strategy and Business Development
"There is only one WordPress theme on ThemeForest with zero sales and it was submitted today. It will probably have its first sale before we leave the office." Ben Chan, Director of Strategy and Business Development
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About Envato

Location: Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Team located around the world.

What Is Envato?

Founded in 2006, Envato is the world’s leading community for creative assets and creative people.

The network includes Envato Market, Envato Studio, Envato Tuts+ and Envato Elements.

A community of more than eight million people worldwide buy and sell creative assets on Envato Market with total community earnings exceeding $500 million. Millions of students have taken video courses and free tutorials on the Envato Tuts+ education network and Envato Studio connects people with hand picked freelancers to complete their creative projects. Envato Elements is a subscription service with thousands of ready-to-use graphic templates, fonts and assets available for unlimited download.