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  • Are you allowed to share GPL software

     Adam updated 1 year, 3 months ago 3 Members · 7 Posts
  • Hernán

    Member
    Jan 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    When you shared with us a GPL plugin or theme (as Genesis, WP-Rocket, etc) in your courses, we could legally use this on our websites and commercial projects, or is just for testing it locally?

    Thanks

  • Stratos

    Member
    Jan 29, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Hi. GPL licence gives you permission to share a plugin you have bought and change the source code as you like. So you can use it on your live site with no worries

    https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html

    • Hernán

      Member
      Jan 29, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you very much Stratos

  • Adam

    Administrator
    Jan 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    So most plugins and themes for WordPress are GPL licensed. This means that you can share, redistribute, and even resell them.

    When you buy a plugin or theme you are really purchasing auto updates and support. In fact, many paid plugins are freely available for download on Github.

    This all kinda stinks for developers because they don't own anything proprietary.

    • Hernán

      Member
      Jan 31, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Adam!

      So I could download Elementor Pro, WPRocket, etc, from other sites and use it legally in as many sites as I need? Even commercially?

    • Adam

      Administrator
      Jan 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, you can! Now keep in mind that at a certain point it is a good idea to support the developer. Also at a certain point, it becomes inconvenient to manually update.

  • Anonymous

    Guest
    Nov 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Well Elementor Pro is an exception as it isn't GPL. See this topic:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/if-you-are-an-elementor-pro-user/

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