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Wootheme: How much am I allowed to change? (9 posts)

  1. viisi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use the free Bueno Theme by http://www.woothemes.com/
    Am I allowed to change the colors by myself?
    Am I allowed to change some things in the PHP code?
    Does the information "Designed by Woothemes" has to stay in the footer or am I able to delete it?
    If I changed the template a bit, do I have to note this on the page?
    I am a very beginner with wordpress but my problem is, that I don't know what my rights are when I have a free template under the GNU license.

  2. K-Fella
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. viisi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, about the logo in the footer I know now, thanks.
    But what about the colors?

  4. Avnish Awasthi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    if you understand PHP code, then you can change it very easily, but i am not clear that it is legal or not

  5. viisi
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's why I am asking...

  6. K-Fella
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You should contact WooThemes themselves and ask. Normally if it's distributed under a free license, then it's fine to change any parts of the theme.

  7. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As far as I know, WooThemes are all GPL-licensed. Thus, per the license, you are free to modify them however you like.

  8. kreativjustin
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, when your under the GPL-License then you are free to edit/modify/delete/transition/ect from whatever source you are using. You are just not allowed to sell it or use it commercially without consent of it's origin.

    Even if you 'buy' a template, you are allowed to modify it and use it to the full extent. You cannot just reproduce, resell, giveaway, or modify it in a malicious way without the consent of it's origin.

    Thus said, get to coding :D

  9. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You are just not allowed to sell it or use it commercially without consent of it's origin.

    Uh, no. That is 100% WRONG

    You can distribute GPL code, modified or unmodified, free or for-cost.

    You cannot just reproduce, resell, giveaway, or modify it in a malicious way without the consent of it's origin.

    Where did you get this? This information is utterly wrong. I would recommend reading the GPL. Again:

    The GPL explicitly allows distribution, of modified or unmodified code, either for free or for-cost.

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