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Child Theme and commercial usage

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  • Started 11 years ago by Jagst3r15
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  1. Hi there, so I am a web developer who knows quite a bit, but am just getting into WordPress development. With that being said, I have no idea about the legality of selling themes and whatnot. If I create a child theme with Thematic, am I aloud to sell the Child Theme via a place like ThemeForest or something?

    Thanks in advance!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. thematic is totally GPL, so you can do w/ it what you will. so while i am not a lawyer, i think it is completely fine. Autofocus is a good example of a premium child theme.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. I use my child themes commercially but I always include a tip of the hat to thematic, and try to give back to the community where I can!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. I am going to build a thematic child theme based on the layout. I'm going to charge like 15 dollars for it, but it will be a great theme! It is ridiculous that like the Shade Pro Theme is like 50 bux.

    Visit for a working example. I of course am going to credit Thematic for being a great open source framework!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. it isn't really ridiculous when you start to think about all the time and effort that goes into a making and supporting a theme.... as you will soon see. we've just been really spoiled w/ all the great stuff that is available for free. what other industry gives so much away?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. Well that is true, but 50 dollars for one theme is a lot in my opinion. Regardless, this project will be an epic struggle for me since I am not completely literate in php yet! :P I will probably just let people use it for free since my theme will not be the greatest...

    Posted 11 years ago #

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