I recently came to know about a fantastic competition going on at Premium Mod. The competition is about modded premium themes and if you have modded any premium theme (100% GPL though) then you can head over to that post and you can take part in the competition. The good thing is that there are some great prizes and collectively the worth of all the prizes is over $2000!
What’s 100% GPL(free) Commercial Premium Theme?
I thought it would be better to tell you that what exactly PremiumMod blog is all about. Not only that educates us about PremiumMod blog, it educates us about the concept of Free GPL Commercial premium themes too.
We modify commercial GPL WordPress premium themes and release it to public for free, with the main idea of creating a movement – for more people to produce high quality WordPress themes based on commercial GPL themes and make it available to public (in GPL license, of course) for free.
What’s more interesting to see is that the judges of the competition are veterans of WordPress and I’m sure that any theme that will win the competition will be high quality theme as it will definitely be hard to please these judges with ordinary work.
- Ian Stewart, the author of ThemeShaper and creator of the Thematic theme framework.
- Mohammed Haris, the owner of Design to WordPress.
- Hongkiat, a fellow Malaysian and the author of HONGKIAT.COM.
- Leland, the author of Theme lab.
- Dainis Graveris, the author of 1stwebdesigner.
Other than that, I came across a post by Michael from WPEngineer who is advising his readers that they shouldn’t use stolen premium themes. Well, I completely agree with him and the reasons are -
- The efforts of the theme designer should be rewarded with some money. It takes lot of time and effort to develop a wonderful theme that can be called a premium theme. If the developer will get his share of money, i’m sure they’ll produce even better quality themes which will only help you.
- Pirated theme can most likely be infected with spyware – As told by Michael, his friend’s stolen theme had code which was coded with sites to two spam links. If someone can put link to spam sites, then you can imagine that they can be linked to the spyware as well.
- Even better – Why use them when we have free premium mod themes available on internet?