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  1. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am new to WordPress and would like to use one of the free and editable templates. I am not sure which one to use as some templates don't have information about the license.

    Does anyone know the site to download the free and editable WordPress templates?

    Thanks

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    try this one: http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    as for all other free themes, read the licence, be aware of (hidden) ads, and encrypted code ...

  3. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks for the advice

    however, since I am new in WordPress and "coding" thing, I wouldn't know if there is a hidden ad or encrypted code.

    maybe you know some templates that completely free (to use and edit) without hidden ads and encrypted code, do you mind to share with me?

    thanks in advance

  4. That link that alchymyth provided you with is really a great resource. Every theme in that repo here is free to use and edit as you like.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    The theme review team here is really good and diligent so download away and have fun.

  5. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Jan..

    Are you sure I can modify the template and get rid the links on the footer?

    That sounds fantastic

  6. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you sure I can modify the template and get rid the links on the footer?

    you can do this with all the themes from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  7. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow thank you..

    Do you know another site that provide free template?

  8. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sorry but I downloaded few of these templates, and it is clearly stated that the template is under GNU General Public License, which means that we can use it but not modifying it.

    Do you have any suggestion?

  9. "Not". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    I really am not sure what you mean. 100% of all GPL code means you can modify it to your heart's content. Any code you get from wordpress.org is GPL'ed and that goes with the philosophy here too.

    The GPL covers the use and distribution of the software. Meaning you can edit it, use it, do what you like with it. No restriction there and all of the themes at the repo are GPL'ed.

    It also means that if you distribute it you can't restrict your users from doing the same thing. So if you take one of these themes, modify it and let other people use it, you cannot prevent them for enjoying the same freedom you enjoyed.

    If you do not want to use one of those themes that's fine. But please don't represent that those themes are restricted. That's simply not the case.

    Also regarding other free themes located via search engines: there are many good and decent people who do provide their themes free like that themselves.

    BUT they are outnumbered by about *quick calculation, sips more coffee* 100,000 to 1. The other 99,999 insert really dodgy code into the theme. You basically hand over your WordPress install to spammers and it's a big reason why we never recommend anyone get themes from elsewhere.

  10. nicolaspicasso
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you very much, and much appreciated.

    Sorry if I said something wrong, I did not do that on purpose, it was just about the language...

  11. No no, it's all good. You didn't do anything wrong at all. I just wanted to correct a misunderstanding. ;)

    Download, start modifying and have a great time. It is honestly the best way to learn this. :D

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