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themeforest theme for multiple sites

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by firstnamelastname, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    I understand themeforest theme licensing says one license = one domain.
    They say if you want to use the theme on a second domain, you have to buy it again.

    Is this enforced? Meaning if I buy a theme and try to install it on 3 domains, will I run into problems? Will I get an error message?
    Will I be able to update all 3 websites when the theme author provides an update?
     
  2. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    pretty sure there's some kind of code you need to enter once you install the theme on wordpress...

    that's what happened when i installed mine, that way they can make sure the code is only used on one website.

    but you can always try, or maybe get a pirated version (there are some risks though)
     
  3. iamth3man

    iamth3man Regular Member

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    i use mine on 3 website with no problems and yes im able to update all of it
    from what themeforest say about regular and extended license, this is my perspective of it

    regular license mean that you use whatever you purchase on your own website or friends/family without charged them any fee
    extended license mean example you offer a service to build website and using their themes then you have to buy extended license otherwise you r screwed

    i even got a plugin and the author said you can use it on one website , but i use it on 2 website with no problem but still DWYOR
     
  4. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    well, so far the above 2 answers conflict, one says yes, one says no.
    Faibol, I am not going to waste my time with pirated themes.

    "I am the man": I know what you are talking about. I read about that policy and it makes no sense. How would they know if you are charging or if you are doing it for free? I cant imagine anybody paying $2800 for a theme when they can get the EXACT SAME THING for $58. Why would anybody be honest here and say they are charging their client?
     
  5. faibol

    faibol Power Member

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    - as mentioned before, using a pirated theme is risky and not recommend, BUT some people do it... so it was just an idea. that way you can definitely use the theme more than once, i personally rather purchase my themes to avoid viruses and get updates
    - the theme which i use "Newsmag" required a key. i'm not sure that every theme does. the people at themeforest definitely don't want you to use their themes on more than one website unless you purchase the theme for each new website.

    this is what you agree to when you purchase the regular license:

    "Use, by you or one client, in a single end product which end users are not charged for. The total price includes the item price and a buyer fee."

    i'm not sure whether you CAN use a theme more than once (unless you uninstall it of course), but it's possible. it seem that "iamth3man" was able to do so.

    the best way for you to find out is to actually try to do it, you're planning on purchasing a theme anyway aren't you?

    you can always purchase a theme from a different website thst allows you to use the theme on as many websites that you want. a website such as: "Tesla themes": http://teslathemes.com/ (not affiliated)

    it seems you misunderstood their license, both the regular and extended license allow you to sell the theme ONCE to a client. but the end product can't be used for profit.

    so for example, if i buy a theme and on my website i sell something to my visitors, i'm supposed to pay for an extended license, if i sell cat food on my website - i need to pay for the extended license, if i have a political website with articles, i can use the regular license.

    it's really bullsh*t, but that's what they want you to do.

    how would they know? in most cases they wouldn't... but if they do find out, they'll probably try to sue you.
     
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  6. iamth3man

    iamth3man Regular Member

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    well im not the author nor themeforest staff so i don't know how but like faibol said when they find out maybe they gonna try to sue you and end up getting more money