About GPL Vault
... 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 licence
What is the GPL?
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 Licence) that you can read more about over at the WordPress website
The main point to note is that any software that is built upon WordPress must carry forward the original GPL licence.
What does this mean 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.
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.
Owing a WordPress website should not be expensive
It shouldn’t matter what your income is, what you do or where you live – price should not be a barrier to owning a great WordPress website.
Your subscription goes a long way for us to be able to buy the licenses for the plugins and themes and bring new items onto the site each month.
GPL Vault started in August 2016 with 1000 plugins on the site. We now have around 2000+ and this number is growing all the time.
The items on this site are straight from the developer. They are 100% original with no malware, backdoors, viruses or any of that nonsense. We keep them well maintained and up to date.
If you want affordable plugins and themes then please help support us. Our site is for you.
A short disclaimer
The main difference between us and the developer is that we do not offer any support. This is how we are able to redistribute the software at a fraction of the original price.
So, if you can 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 directory pages.
We think we make it perfectly clear that whilst the products on GPL Vault 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 licence.
You may also want to visit our FAQ page for further information about GPL Vault and the GPL licence.
If you have any questions, please contact us.