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Thesis WordPress Theme is now Split GPL licensed

Thesis WordPress Theme is now Split GPL licensed

Last time I talked about WordPress Matt and Thesis Pearsonified controversy over Thesis GPL and this debate has taken lots of heat and created lots of buzz in WordPress community. From last few days people are taking about pros and cons of GPL licensing for WordPress Premium themes and this was becoming never ending debate.

But finally now this issue has been resolved as Pearsonified announced in official tweet that Thesis is now licensed under GPL license.


Here is what his Tweet says:

The PHP is GPLv2; CSS, JS, and images are proprietary.

Friends and lovers: Thesis now sports a split GPL license. Huzzah for harmony! #thesiswp

And just after Pearsonified announcement for the same, Matt showed his happiness and stated in his tweet:

Thrilled, however, that #thesiswp is now legal and in compliance, I hope this encourages others to fully embrace the GPL

This is a win for whole WordPress community and for Thesis theme. More over this created a landmark for future Premium WordPress theme clubs to follow the GPL license while crating any framework or Theme which work with WordPress. Read more about Thesis and WordPress GPL licensing solved.

Meanwhile if you were holding for yourself because Thesis was not GPL licensed, You can buy Thesis WordPress theme since it’s GPL licensed now.

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  • Rahul

    This will improve popularity of thesis even more.

    • Jacky Liang

      Well I love Thesis a lot, and it’s better than any other themes, but it’s even better if there was a Thesis Mobile Theme. That would be so sweet! No Need for Plugins like WPtouch anymore =]

  • Hamza Tariq

    Thanks Harsh For Sharing this great news !

  • srinivas

    Victory for WordPress and its Developers perhaps Chris should have learnt to respect license earlier..

  • Tech Maish

    Harsh thank you for sharing, this is really very big achievement for Diy Themes Thesis. Thesis is rocking.

  • Tanmay

    Thanks for sharing. Thesis is a great theme and this should have GPL licensed earlier.

  • Hesham

    This is good news, I have sold one Thesis developer options a few minutes back, I was feeling the people are holding themselves, now I know why they are buying Thesis :)

    Goooo Thesis Gooo!

  • subagya

    Yups, thesis theme is revolution of wp themes premium :)

    • Kamal Hasa

      I thought that the price has increased, seems like it isn’t!


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