1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wordpress Themes

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by frankdm, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. frankdm

    frankdm Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello all,

    I need to start earning some money quick and my knowledge is limited ... I know how to set up wordpress and woocommerce and was wondering if I could sell wordpress themes. I already got lifetime accounts on Woothemes, Elegant Themes and others. Can I just add those themes/plugins to my site or do they need to be "nulled"? I contacted Woothemes and they told me I could use the theme infinitely on as many servers as I wanted. This means there is no install limit right?

    Thank you!
     
  2. frankdm

    frankdm Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    anyone with some knowledge of themes/plugins and "null" ?
     
  3. linuxsmtp

    linuxsmtp Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    68
    Occupation:
    Email / Smtp developer
    Location:
    Manila Philippines
    Home Page:
    dont sell nulled buddy , build your own :)
     
  4. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    3,177
    Likes Received:
    2,238
    You may be surprised, but it's actually legal. Elegant Themes are all under GPLv2, you can do whatever you want with their themes.
    They recently had a similar "suprsise" with one of their plugins, Lead Pages took it, rebranded it and distributed it for free.

    In case you want to hear the story:
    Code:
    http://wpin.me/elegant-themes-bloom-plugin-forked-by-leadpages/
    Not ethical, but legal. Altough I don't think you'll make any money, people buy the packages for support and updates (+ all the marketing and branding they've done), you can't offer anything besides the code (which can be found just about anywhere)
     
  5. frankdm

    frankdm Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    I actually tried to buy cheap themes and landed on a clusterf*ck of add riddled pages, false links, porn popups and everything in between. I would setup a very clean professional looking store that doesn't have any advertisements or false links or porn or "going in circles". That should have SOME value right ? right ?? (im desperate for some cash flow)
     
  6. frankdm

    frankdm Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    So I can just publish the themes from my ET lifetime account download without any issues ?
     
  7. nocare

    nocare Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Deep Code
    Elegant themes actually pitch themselves as a framework and have dev license options so I don't see too much of a question of ethics here.
    You probably don't want to go and nuke any mention of elegant themes (consult license/support) but you should be fine to use the themes.

    Just don't think you are going to modify a theme and suddenly start banking. Just doesn't work that way. You're already taking a shortcut by not wanting to do work so i'm concerned for you there.
     
  8. RoyJoh

    RoyJoh Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would not buy a budget theme again. Recently did and the service was non-existant, though I did not learn that until I actually tried to download my theme. Then turns out the vendor had a dead link posted for the contact link. I went through Paypal to contact the vendor and was finally able to learn how to download my purchase. The vendor made no attempt to be affable or facilitate me as a customer. They have my money but I will never use the theme now because I do not trust them and they do not communicate. In a nutshell: ZERO customer service.