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  • Hello,

    I am considering using WordPress for a small business site and am not sure I understand the terms of the GPU license.

    Most websites that use WordPress put “Powered by WordPress” at the bottom. Is this a courtesy or a legal necessity?

    Also, if one used a free theme, would one be legally required to put “Theme by xxx,” etc. or is that a courtesy?

    What if one edited a theme and then used that?

    I realize that creators and authors deserve credit for all their hard work, and I have no intention of doing away with that. I am asking because I want to know the legal requirements.


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  • you can do away with any links you want in a GPL license.
    As for themes, modify them to your hearts content – just leave the GPL info in the files

    There are no legal requirements to keep the credits in there.

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