Why GPLDL Cannot Accept Your WordPress Plugin or Theme Submission

Thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of 3rd party WordPress Developers around the globe, WordPress has become a vibrant eco-system beyond the further development of the WordPress Core. A lot of these commercially distributed tools not only enhance the functionality of websites but also ensure that each site can have a unique look and feel. A significant number of these WordPress plugins and themes are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), a cornerstone in the realm of free software. Understanding the GPL and its implications within the WordPress ecosystem is crucial for both developers and users alike.

What is the GPL and why does it matter?

The GPL, or GNU General Public License, is a widely used free software license that allows users to freely use, modify, and distribute software that is licensed under the GPL. The GPL is published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and is one of the most popular open source licenses. Also WordPress itself is licensed…