he idea behind NEEDGPL is to help website owners or small developers who have enough knowledge and experience of WordPress that they do not need technical support that developers provide or who are running low on budget & need to buy the plugins for their own and clients projects. Sometimes the plugins needed for a client’s website can run into hundreds of dollars which is not even the budget in some developing countries. So this site aims to help knowledgeable people who don’t need support or automatic updates to save money.
Most people are familiar with the term ‘open source‘. It means a piece of software, or code, that is free to use. You’re free to use, copy, study, change, improve or redistribute the software as you like.
WordPress is open source software and is founded upon the GPL (General Public Licence) that you can read more about over at the WordPress website > here
The main point to note is that any software that is built upon WordPress must carry forward the original GPL licence.
… we feel strongly that plugins and themes are derivative work and thus inherit the GPL license.
Who are we?
We launched the project in 2016 and now NEEDGPL is one of the most popular websites that provide the best digital products for website design on the market.
Our goal is to provide any user with an opportunity to get acquainted with the premium products at an affordable price!
What this means for you
It doesn’t mean that developers can’t charge you to buy the code they have developed. What it does mean is that once you have bought that code, you are free to do whatever you like with it.
… if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.
— GPLv2 licence
So, it’s perfectly legal to download the plugins and themes from this site. Download as many as you like and use them in as many projects as you want.
Why choose us?
- Lower price.
- Original files without malware, viruses, or advertising.
- All products work on an unlimited number of websites (domains) (unlimited license).
- All products are available by direct links.
- We regularly update products and constantly add new products, which are difficult to find anywhere else!
On our website you can download premium products from the following developers: Themeforest Market, Codecanyon Market, AppThemes, AIT Themes Club, Elegant Themes, MyThemeShop, StudioPress, WooThemes (WooCommerce.com), Themify, Yithemes (YITH), iThemes, Modern Tribe, OnTheGoSystems, Rocket Genius, Thrive Themes, WP All Import, Yoast and others.
he main difference between us and the developer is that we do not offer any technical support for free. This is how we are able to redistribute the items at a fraction of the original price.
So, if you can think you will need ongoing technical support for a product then please consider buying from the developer. Links to each developer are provided on the product pages.
We think we make it perfectly clear that whilst the products on NEEDGPL are the original products – we are not the original authors. We are simply redistributing the software, as it is our right to do so, under the GPL licence. But for the avoidance of any doubt or confusion:
We are not connected, associated or endorsed by any of the companies whose products are mentioned on this site. Any mention of these companies is purely so that our customers are not misled as to the original source of the product and so they have the choice whether to buy from us or from them.
You may also want to visit our FAQ page for further information about NEEDGPL and the GPL licence. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.