WordPress and the GPL, round two

This seems to happen every couple years. Something will come up, and suddenly the WordPress blogosphere is suddenly all a-Twitter (pun intended) about GPL-related issues. This time around, though, it isn’t an outright disregard for or ambivalence toward WordPress and the GPL, there are actual, seemingly good intentions involved, and unwilling participants caught in the crossfire, which… Continue reading WordPress and the GPL, round two

the truth about hacked software

I want to get something out in the open.  It’s not illegal to hack your software. This is probably contrary to what you might assume when you hear the words “hack” and “software” used in the same sentence, but there is an important distinction to make: hacked software is not the same thing as pirated… Continue reading the truth about hacked software

Theme Frameworks

What’s the next big thing in themes right now? Theme frameworks. Everyone is doing it. WooThemes has their own core framework, StudioPress has Genesis, now MojoThemes has partnered with Themify to use that as their own in-house framework. Plus there’s themes that can be used as frameworks all over the place, from Builder to Justin… (read more)

WordPress isn’t a commercial success…wait, what?

Read this.  Then come back.  It’s okay, I’ll wait. WordPress.com Blogs Garnered 23 Billion Pageviews in 2010 It’s the last paragraph the bugs me. The five-year-old company may be experiencing remarkable growth, but it has yet to become a commercial success. The startup reportedly makes around $1 million per month from premium and hosting services,… Continue reading WordPress isn’t a commercial success…wait, what?

Indian Flowers

This theme, inspired by vintage Indian batiks and tapestries, exudes grace and sophistication.  6 color palettes are available so you can choose the one to fit your mood, office or season.  Built into the theme are our normal treasure trove of customized social networking icons, automagic Twitter hovercards for @usernames and configurable tweet displays, and… (read more)

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How to upgrade your Museum Theme to the most current version after you’ve made changes to the files

Our themes are released under the GPL.  That means that you are free to take them, change them, and even redistribute them under the terms of the GNU Public Licence.  We’ve seen what a couple of you have done with our themes and we couldn’t be happier to see you taking our code and bending… (read more)

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Color Garden

Color Garden is a free theme released on Museum Themes under the GPLv3.  This theme is jam-packed with features, from WordPress 3.0 functionality to Twitter integration.  Color Garden uses WP3.0′s custom header option, and comes with 4 unique headers that accent the 4 color palette options available on the theme options page.  We’ve also built… (read more)

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That Thesis Thing

Update 7/22/2010: Thesis adopts the GPL! Over the last few days, the WordPress community has exploded into debate over one thing: Thesis and it’s restrictive, non-GPL-compliant license.  If you’re already familiar with the particulars of what Thesis is and what the debate is, you can skip the summary (to be honest, I’m sick of reading… (read more)

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Simple Gray

Simple Gray is a minimalist WordPress theme we did a couple years ago.  Having not touched it once in over a year, with the launch of Museum Themes, we figured it was time to revisit it.  We’ll be revamping all our old free themes and officially releasing some of the ones we never got around… (read more)