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How Do I Protect My Premium WordPress App Theme from Copying?

They say WordPress is GPL, and therefore all plugins and themes made with it are supposed to be GPL. Fine, but if I spent three months coding an extremely complex app theme with the intent on selling ...
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Removing the “Powered by WordPress” Link?

Am I allowed to remove the "Powered by WordPress" link in the footer?
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Am I allowed to license my Wordpress theme under the aGPL

I was interested in the recent conversation about whether WordPress themes need to be licenced under the GPL or whether they can be closed source. The video can be reached from matts blog and my ...
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What does exactly GPL license mean for my WordPress theme?

To put it like this: I have created a WordPress theme for myself which consists of the following: PHP code - GPL v2 licensed like WordPress CSS files - All rights reserved JS files - All rights ...
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Open Source plugin and requires licence

Hi I am thinking of releasing a plugin, it seems that WordPress pushes for all plugins to be released as GPL. I have no problem with that, but I've noticed that Gravity forms plugin is GPL + requires ...
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Wordpress Copyright Dillema (i.e. Powered by) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removing the “Powered by WordPress” Link? i have a bit odd question but here it goes: Due to page styling issues with the copyright logo, i deleted the whole div ...
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Is it breaking the GPL if you remove license.txt before uploading?

My hosting account has a file limit so, to reduce files I don't bother uploading the licence file. Is this breaking the GPL License? I am not redistributing it without the license or anything just ...
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how is the theme unit test data licensed?

Can I use the theme uint test data in a demonstration site for a commercial theme? Or am I only allowed to use it for internal development? http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test
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GPL and plugins

The Plugin developer center says "Your plugin must be GPLv2 Compatible.". But I found that the Topsy plugin is under GPLv3. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/rms-why-gplv3.html states that GPLv2 and GPLv3 ...
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Create plugin with 3rd party MIT license code

I have own WP plugin under GPL2 license as need for WP, but now I wanna add some 3rd party code for directory listing and this code is under MIT license. What I need to do, that make all right and use ...
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How to license my commercial WordPress theme? [closed]

I am planning to sell themes on Themeforest... But i don't have any idea about Theme stuffs... I include some third party stuffs like jQuery, BootStrap, etc., I will include their license. No problem ...
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Using MIT Licensed niftyPlayer in a WordPress Hosted Plugin (Premium and Free versions)

Apologies in advance if I meander in this question, I am trying to grasp my brain around the different licensing models and yes, I know most of you are not lawyers. I am developing a WordPress Plugin ...
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How to remove “Proudly powered by WordPress” in Twenty Sixteen (2016) theme?

How to remove the: {site} / Proudly powered by WordPress in bottom of generated pages using twentysixteen (2016) theme on version 4.5.2? Would prefer if this change was not affected by later ...
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Can I sell a theme based off of TwentyTen

Can I sell a theme I developed using TwentyTen
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What happens with GPL license when commercial elements are added to it?

I want to make a commercial product for resale.. One of the components of the product will be a wordpress theme. The theme will be a heavily reworked variant of a GPL licenses theme. So, I ...
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Attribution when using other plugin's code

What's the proper way to show attribution when using code taken from another open source WordPress plugin? I'd like to know both in the case of just a particular function, and even for a whole file ...
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Does releasing a plugin under the AGPL force people to open source their whole WordPress installation?

I'm thinking about releasing a plugin under the AGPL license. Would this force people to make public the source code of other unrelated parts of their WordPress installations? (I've tried to read the ...
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Can I Download a Free Wordpress Theme, Edit it and Use it?

I read that all themes on the wordpress.org site are GPL compatible. So can I download the theme, edit it and use it? Can I remove the links that point to the theme developer's website? Does the GPL ...
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Is the content of a Wordpress blog GPL?

I would like to ask if the content of a wordpress blog--not the theme, but the actual entries--are GPL? I would like to be doubly sure before I create a wordpress account. Please note: I have no beef ...
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How do you protect a premium theme from being copied?

I'm thinking of doing up a couple of premium themes, and selling copies of them. I've never done anything like this before, so I have a couple of questions. I appreciate that this is mainly a forum ...
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Modifying WordPress plugins

I have what is likely a very simple question about making changes to a WordPress plugin. I apologize for the simplicity of my question, as I am very new to working with code that may be open-source ...
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Properly licensing a plugin that uses Apache 2.0 licensed code

Am developing a plugin that I would like to submit to the WordPress.org repo. It's dependent on Apache License 2.0 code, so I know I should license my plugin with GPLv3 - it's allowed. So, how do I ...
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Can I license my WordPress Theme under the GPL 3.0?

I notice that WordPress uses the GPL 2+ license. Can I release my free theme under GPL 3.0, since that's the most current version? Would it create compatibility issues? Thanks!
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Licensing: Can I include SWFs without source in a plugin released on wordpress.org?

Suppose I create a WP plugin that includes a couple of SWFs that I create (not third-party SWFs). According to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/ , if I want to publish that plugin on ...
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Licensing of freemium plugin

I know this has been discussed elsewhere before but still it is not clear to me. I am currently investigating how to publish a freemium plugin: The free edition is a fully functional plugin, that I ...
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extended MIT license

I'm currently developing some plugins. Due to the fact that they should also be available via the wp.org plugin repo, i need to license them properly. My decision so far is to use a modified MIT/...
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Does Wordpress have to be released under the GPL?

WordPress uses MYSQL, which is released under GPL. So I think Workpress MUST be under GPL. But my friend said WordPress doesn't include MySQL program when it released, so it can be released under ...
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Hosting plugin with excanvas (dependency of flot, jqPlot and more) in official repository?

Considering using flot for graphs in plugin and a little lost with dependencies and licensing here. WordPress repository demands GPLv2-compatible. flot is under MIT license, which is GPL-compatible. ...
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How wordpress theme/plugins license works? and what power include it?

if i buy a theme/plugins from any company (not themeforest) and if they have a activation license for it, how it actually works? and what kind of power they will have? after active the theme with the ...
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Is license need for free wordpress plugin

I'm developing a new WordPress, So i'm a beginner. I'm referring a plugin to create a readme.txt file. I've seen that two lines. License: GPLv2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2....
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Free themes for commercial use

Does anyone here know weather or not a free theme on Wordpress can be used for commercial purposes? I am using the Pinboard theme. Would I need to get some sort of licence to operate the website as ...
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Theme licensing and permission on changing content [closed]

When using themes on a WordPress site, can I customize (I mean modify/change files) that makeup the theme? So as to remove a particular section on stock photo provided in the pages? I like certain ...
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Best way to maintain and update 3rd-party WP plugin when developer is unresponsive?

I recently purchased a 3rd party WP plugin (and started a site) with a view to starting a business. The plugin was first released only a few months ago.This particular plugin provides essential ...
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Is accessing theme and using customizer GPL distribution?

I am theme developer and I want to make a "demo" website, where people to which I give password will have access to nearly all theme functions (except theme editor) -> they won't have full admin ...
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Can I put in Github the code of a abandoned plugin I want to fork?

My friends. I want to know if I can create a repository of abandoned plugin of wp.org that the author is not mantaining make 2 years. The plugin is this: https://br.wordpress.org/plugins/send-emails-...
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Royalty-Free Sliders used in theme development

I am wanting to develop a premium Wordpress theme, and would like to know what is the best way to go on choosing a slider. I'm not skilled enough yet to write one from scratch. The ideal situation ...
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is it legal to charge for wordpress multisite?

I want to create a wordpress multisite and charge my members a monthly fee to use it. Is this okay under the license agreement?
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Possibility of including third party software/plugins in the Wordpress repository

I've been looking into using the Wordpress Repository for one of my larger plugins, the problem is that it's using a lot of third party software. Video players/Slide scripts/Jquery includes, some of ...
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Can I use Symfony components in a plugin that I want to submit to the WordPress plugin repository?

Can I use Symfony components in a plugin that I want to submit to the WordPress plugin repository? I do not want to be rejected because of the license.
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Custom license for WordPress plugin

I am developer and I have a plugin. My plugin is free for everyone ( everyone can download it from WordPress plugins repository). But I need to add only one restrictions to my plugin license: I don't ...
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Is it fair to use MIT licensed code in WordPress plugins? [closed]

Is it fair to use an MIT licensed jQuery library inside a plugin and then sell it as a freemium plugin on WordPress.org?
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Can we use a library under MIT license in a WooCommerce plugin?

I am in the process of developing a WooCommerce Plugin, and I plan to make two Free and premium versions. I want to join The Bootsrap library which is under the MIT lisence. In the WordPress officle ...
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Can i legally remove a credit from a free plugin on wordpress.org? [closed]

I am using this accessibility plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/accessible-poetry/ I didn't like to logo in the bottom of it that adds a link to the plugin site so I removed it via css. But I ...
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Licensing a Plugin [closed]

I am developing some paid for premium features for my plugin which is already available in the WP Repo. What are the best ways to validate licensing etc. for premium features? I want to continue to ...
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License of the used Bootstrap Theme is not GPL compatible

I have made theme using material design html & css https://github.com/FezVrasta/bootstrap-material-design. But my theme is no getting approve because License of the used Bootstrap Theme is not GPL ...
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Single Domain/Multiple Domain installation restrictions allowed for plugins?

From what I have read, I have come to understand that all WordPress plugins,(including premium ones) should be GPL licensed. If this is the case, can the installation be limited to a single domain? As ...
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How come W3TC is allowed to host premium code in the WordPress repo?

I have noticed W3TC is allowed to host premium code in the WordPress Repo. You may download their plugin freely from the WordPress repo, but certain features are paid, and you need a license key ...
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best way to handle subscriptions with a licence?

I have a product with 3 packs: - 14-days trial (user should not have to enter paypal details) - monthly - yearly We used WooCommerce with "WooCommerce Subscriptions" and "WooCommerce Software ...
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How can you get woocomemrce to give you multiple licensing options for a downloadable product?

I have music I want to sell online and make downloadable. But, this music needs to be available under difference licensing options to the buyer, and the buyer needs to be able to browse many different ...
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licenses, subscriptions, etc and the impact on performance

I have been using wordpress for years, too long. And I have mostly shied away from paid solutions mostly because of the ongoing cost. I certainly don't mind it in relation to support agreements, where ...