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  1. skah
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi folks!

    I'm new to WordPress and have some questions for you to help me.
    Lest few weeks I explored WordPress to see how can function as a CMS for large commercial sites and I’m amazed with simplicity of code and options that can be implemented and used.
    The problem is that I'm not a native speaker of English language and I don't know did I understand some license terms and forum messages regarding commercial use of WP...

    Can I use it for my commercial work in general? I’m interested to use WP just as CMS for my clients. I don’t want to modify it and then redistribute or sell to others.
    Can I charge a fee to my clients for services of downloading and installing WP that will be used for their websites based on my design?
    If I need to sign a contract with my client for designing web site that will be powered with WP, do I need and how to mention WP GPL license?
    Is there any type of commercial content, activity or services that can’t be presented on site that is powered by WP? Can I promote products and make web shops with WP? Can I link my client sites with social networks sites and embed content from sites such as YouTube?
    Is there any other type of restriction for commercial use of WP?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can make commercial sites, you can sell anything, you can post any content, you can sell your services, professional fees, etc, you can advertise anything on it, set up shops, link to anything, embed anything, etc. WordPress does not impose any restrictions on your content.

    As for the GPL stuff....

    http://www.problogdesign.com/wordpress/i-just-dont-care-about-the-gpllicenses/

    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2008/12/18/some-thoughts-on-the-wordpress-community-themes-and-the-gpl

    theres lots of readin around the web about the GPL end of things

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