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PixelBin
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First of all, am I correct in saying custom Wordpress theme options are licensed as GPL and can be redistributed completely freely?

Second of all, would it be a good idea to “encrypt” or “scamble” the functions.php file, or at the theme options part of it to at least protect it from being re-used? I’m trying to develop a complicated framework and interface that I will be using for every theme so I don’t want it to be used anywhere else.

That’s all for now. Thanks to whoever answers!

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Wordpress is licensed under the GPL , and anything developed for them (themes, plugins) will be too (i think)

I wouldn’t encrypt the functions.php as if a customer wants to slightly modify it, they will need to get it unencryped (and lots of free tools available).

I hate themes that are encrypted as it means it’s more work for me to unscramble and rewrite it just to make ammendments.

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webdesigndeluxe
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Wow. I forgot about that whole GPL license. I frown upon this :(

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