Last month i have bought a wordpress theme (not from themeforest). I have bought a lot of them (and downloaded free ones) to mess around and learn the wordpress coding (former joomla coder here). Now i am making my first theme for wordpress, and i have this theme that i would like to use the part that handles the shortcodes. The template is premium, but the php+javasciprt is licensed as GPL .
Quote from the license inside the theme folder: “All PHP and JS files are released under the GPL 3 .0 unless specified otherwised within the file itself.”
So my question is: can i use the code inside my template? I know i should ask a lawyer and the owner, but first i would like to hear your oppinions on this. All the original shortcodes would be deleted, and make new ones, i would only use the part that puts the buttons in the editor, and then renders the shortcodes as html.
Thank you for any feedback!
As far as I know you can as long as you include a license file with the download
yes, i would include the original license in the folder, and also put a copyright note to the original author in the php and js files’ headers (there are 2 files involved) thank you for the answer mate
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You don;t have to include any licences when uploading but you obviously need to have the right to use everything.
if your not sure contact the original author of that theme and see what they say
okay i have just sent an email to the author. i just wanted to know what the community says since i am new here, and do not know the drill yet. so in general, if a script is released with a GPL license, i am free to use it in my future themes, right?