WordPress supports the 100% GPL premium theme marketplace: Creative Market

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Last week, the guys over at Creative Market announced that all WordPress themes will now be 100% GPL. For last few months, a good debate has been going on allowing full 100% GPL license for WordPress themes on ThemeForest.

Envato did updated their license recently but still it’s not 100% GPL and is not something most of the WordPress folks including WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg likes. So when CreativeMarket decided to make their themes 100% GPL, folks at WordPress were first to support them.

Now WordPress.org homepage has a nice banner of “Creative Market” listed as 100% GPL Premium themes. It’s pretty good for an year old marketplace to get listed on WordPress.

Here’s a screenshot of WordPress.org with the Creative Market banner.

creative market on wordpress

The folks who manages the .com version also decided to support the marketplace by offering for the first time ever a WordPress.com premium theme for self-hosted WordPress blogs.

Further theme is designed and developed by Takashi Irie. The theme would come as little expensive with the price tag of $150. Not everyone going to love this expensive theme but those who do can get it from their listening page.

creative market - further WordPress theme

It shows the public support for a GPL license marketplace, I think it’s the first ever theme marketplace to become 100% GPL! With that being said, it is also the first time a premium WordPress.com theme is made available for self-hosted WordPress blogs.

What do you think about the move? Will going to use the Further WordPress theme of your self-hosted blog? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

About the Author: Devesh Sharma is a WordPress fanatic and loves experimenting with WordPress themes & plugins. Get more from Devesh on  and Twitter.

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