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[closed] How to introduce own free theme on WordPress.org and WordPress.com (14 posts)

  1. Christina Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello. We have a free WordPress Theme.
    How to introduce own free WordPress for everyone on wordpress.org and wordpress.com?
    How does it word? We really need your help!
    Many thanks.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, can you reword what you're asking please?

  3. ronangelo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    First read and follow this post
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review

    Then you can upload your zipped theme here
    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/upload/

    This only applies to WordPress.org

  4. Christina Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Andrew Nevins Volinteer Moderator,
    We have release a new free theme for every on can download.
    But I don't know how to upload new free theme on wordpress.org (WordPress Theme Directory) and wordpress.com.
    How does it work? My English not well
    Many thanks

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For WordPress.org, follow Ronangelo's link about Theme Reviews, "First read and follow this post".

  6. Christina Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi ronangelo,
    Thanks for your helping.
    According to your information, we only applies to WordPress.org
    How about wordpress.com?
    Many thanks

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For WordPress.com queries, please ask in WordPress.com forums.

  8. Christina Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Ronangelo and Andrew Nevins so much again.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All themes promoted here must be 100% GPL and 100% free to download. No dependencies on pay-for theme frameworks, club membership or other commercial add-ons. The "theme download" that you posted elsewhere was actually a 20M download that contained a complete copy of WordPress (what on earth for?) and the theme itself has been released under an MIT License - not GPL. On further investigation, the theme also de-registers the jQuery shipped with WordPress core - a definite non-no.

    For these reasons, the topic in question was removed. Please do not re-post about the theme until these issues have been resolved.

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Esmi, that reassures me of the quality of themes available at WordPress.org.

  11. Just to clarify one point, the MIT license is GPL-compatible, and thus perfectly fine for wp-hosted themes.

    However, the other issues that esmi pointed out are forbidden by the Theme Review standards. If you're interested in having your theme hosted here, it will have to pass a quality review according to the standards ronangelo posted; it's in your interest to be sure your theme passes all of those tests before you submit.

  12. Christina Nguyen
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will pay attention. Thanks Esmi, Andrew Nevins and Amy Hendrix.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry about the mix-up over the license. Trying to sort through which licenses are GPL-compatible is a real nightmare. :-(

  14. wycks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @esmi

    This post comes up high in the Google.

    Some popular GPL compatible licenses:

    • GPL 2/3
    • LGPLv2.1
    • AGPLv3.0
    • apache2
    • ModifiedBSD
    • CC0(creative commons universal)
    • clearbsd
    • freeBSD
    • MPL-2.0 (mozilla)
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • WTFPL (the best one lol)
    • MIT (technically called the X11License)

    There are many more see below.

    Also some listed above are not compatible with both GPL's , for example Apache is only compatible with GPL3, the details are in the link.

    http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html

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