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Hey,

Just a quick question. How is OptionTree licensed? To my understanding, it’s open source but does this allow me to strip it of its logo and hard-code it into one of my themes as well as make modifications to the code?

Thanks! :)

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Its a wordpress plugin on wordpress.org – so it has to be GPL as far as I know.

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I’m surprised they don’t list a license for it on the WP.Envato site.

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Ivor
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I’m surprised they don’t list a license for it on the WP.Envato site.

That’s not necessary, if the plugin is in the WordPress directory automatically inherits GPL (JS, PHP , Images and PHP ) – also the themes. So go ahead and do your thing but remember buyers should be able to update the plugin easily.

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Philo01
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It’s noted on the first page of wp.envato

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osigrandi
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Hey,

Just a quick question. How is OptionTree licensed? To my understanding, it’s open source but does this allow me to strip it of its logo and hard-code it into one of my themes as well as make modifications to the code?

Thanks! :)

Alex, please be careful with that. Maybe an official staff member can provide some input on this, I already asked this question on a previous thread.

Under what license will the admin panel that uses OptionTree code be? GPL as well?

Alex, if this is true, it probably means that a future unscrupulous author can simply take your theme admin panel as it is and use it in their theme. I think we’ve had several complaints recently about new authors copying large chunks of code of other people’s work.

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