Many of us are not aware of what is GPL theme where it is used and what is the whole and sole concept of it.
Weather for today, we are going to discuss everything about GPL.
The full form of GPL is General Public License.
The GPL was brought against the proprietary softwares. Because the proprietary softwares can only be downloaded, you cannot make any changes. You cannot see the code or change them, and you cannot even distribute those softwares.
Therefore GPL was introduced. A different type of license where users are allowed to have all these facilities of changing the code according to them if required, redistributing the software free of cost. The software can be used for multiple purposes. Even you can improve the software and rerelease it after having the changes in it.
WordPress comes under GPL.
And if you make any software from GPL software for any theme from WordPress, dance those themes and softwares with also be listed under GPL.
It is not yet clear that all the things and the plugins come under GPL, but the developers are not, however.
WordPress has been grown and got success just because of GPL.
GPL has more drawbacks than the benefits
The benefit of GPL is:
-GPL is the software that you will get at the lowest price. So you no need to invest a significant amount on GPL.
But there are many other things which act as a drawback of GPL:
- GPL has no support from the developer.
- There are high chances of getting a virus in GPL. As GPL is based on coding, the distributor can add viruses and cannot even recognize it because it’s all on coding. There are chances that the distributor has put a virus in GPL because you are not getting any profit from GPL.
- GPL does not give regular updates of the software. Which mains even if it is not working correctly or there are some problems then you won’t be informed about it.
- The life of GPS software can be less because the developers are not paid money, the four that chances that they don’t update it on time.
The whole and sole concept of the GPL theme depends on the distributor from whom you buy the GPL theme.
It is just like if you trust the distributor, then you can be sure of the GPL theme and can buy it from them.
But if in case the distributor is unknown for you or you don’t have any clue about who is the distributor of the GPL theme, then there are chances that the theme can contain a virus that can give you a loss.
Where can I get GPL themes?
GPL themes are available on WordPress; you can check them; otherwise, you can Google for it.
In case if you are a beginner and you want to learn about the themes and how it works, then you can go for GPL themes to get the knowledge and understand the whole process of how the themes work.
How to sell and earn from the GPL theme?
You can easily purchase it from the developers and then to the changes, if any, you want to. And then you can distribute it to anyone you want to. Just sell it to the first 10 people to ( attend the break-even), then the rest will be your profit. In this way, you can sell the GPL theme and earn from it.
What is a 100% GPL theme?
The things which itself mentioned that they are the GPL theme are the hundred percent GPL things, and you can sell those themes.
So this was all about the GPL theme. I hope it was useful for reading for you.
Thank You for reading so far.