In the last few days, I’ve written two posts about WordPress themes and prices. I have not, however, highlighted exactly why you would pay for these themes when they’re under a GPL license. And comments and emails have come in suggesting that all of these themes (and plugins) should be free since they’re GPL. That’s a common misconception. So I’m hoping to address it today. What is the GPL and why is it important? Whether or not you know it, pretty much every bit of software you’ve ever used has been licensed. Most folks have never read a single software license in their lives. Trust me, if I didn’t have to do it for work, I’d never do it. …

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What are you paying for when you buy GPL themes and plugins?


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