The idea behind GPLDownload is to help website owners or small developers who have enough knowledge and experience of WordPress that they do not need the technical support that developers provide or who are running low on budget and need to buy the plugins for their own and their client’s projects. Sometimes the plugins needed for a client’s website can run into hundreds of dollars, which is not even the budget in some developing countries. So this site aims to help knowledgeable people who don’t need support or automatic updates to save money.
Most people are familiar with the term ‘open source‘. It means a piece of software or code, that is free to use. You’re free to use, copy, study, change, improve, or redistribute the software as you like.
WordPress is open-source software and is founded upon the GPL (General Public License), which you can read more about over at the WordPress website here
The main point to note is that any software that is built upon WordPress must carry forward the original GPL license.
We feel strongly that plugins and themes are derivative works and thus inherit the GPL license.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU
It doesn’t mean that developers can’t charge you to buy the code they have developed. What it does mean is that once you have bought that code, you are free to do whatever you like with it.
… if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
— GPLv2 license
So, it’s perfectly legal to download the plugins and themes from this site. Download as many as you like and use them in as many projects as you want.
WHO ARE WE?
We launched the project in 2019, and now GPLDownload is one of the most popular websites that provides the best digital products for website design on the market.
Our goal is to provide any user with an opportunity to get acquainted with premium products at an affordable price!
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Lower price.
- Original files without malware, viruses, or advertising.
- All products work on an unlimited number of websites (domains) (unlimited license).
- All products are available through direct links.
- We regularly update products and constantly add new ones that are difficult to find anywhere else!
On our website, you can download premium products from the following developers: Themeforest Market, Codecanyon Market, AppThemes, AIT Themes Club, Elegant Themes, MyThemeShop, StudioPress, WooThemes (WooCommerce.com), Themify, Yithemes (YITH), iThemes, Modern Tribe, OnTheGoSystems, Rocket Genius, Thrive Themes, WP All Import, Yoast, and others.
PLEASE NOTE – A SHORT DISCLAIMER
The main difference between us and the developer is that we do not offer any technical support for free. This is how we are able to redistribute the items at a fraction of the original price.
So, if you think you will need ongoing technical support for a product, then please consider buying from the developer. Links to each developer are provided on the product pages.
We think we make it perfectly clear that whilst the products on GPL download are the original products – we are not the original authors. We are simply redistributing the software, as it is our right to do so, under the GPL license. But for the avoidance of any doubt or confusion:
We are not connected, associated with, or endorsed by any of the companies whose products are mentioned on this site. Any mention of these companies is purely so that our customers are not misled as to the original source of the product and have the choice whether to buy from us or from them.