Why it’s free?
All WordPress items such as plugins and themes are licensed under the General Public Licence (GPL). This means that once we purchased the item we are free to redistribute it if we choose to do so.
This is the summary of GPL License from WPBeginner.com (accessed on 02 March 2020):
- Anyone can download and run the software
- Anyone can modify it
- Anyone can redistribute free copies of the software
- Anyone can distribute modified versions of the software.
Are the files original?
Yes, all the plugins and themes are obtained securely by downloading directly from the original authors and we just redistribute it without changing the products.
Is this safe?
Yes it is. We don’t modify or change the files. If you not sure, you can use web tools like VirusTotal to scan plugin/theme files before uploading them to your live site. Also, we only provide the download link(s) from Google Drive, commonly known as fast and reliable cloud storage.
While on the member download links, we provide a faster download link from our dedicated server.
Why you do this?
Like the slogan of this website “Taste Before Purchase”. We ever bought some themes and plugins but turns out to be a terrible financial decision.
The plugins/themes are not as good as advertised and the support not helping so much. Of course, we cannot ask for a refund except there is something wrong inside the files. Lack of features combined with disaster support cannot be a reason for a buyer to refund the product.
So, ThemesLibrary.com on a mission to help new WordPress users to use premium themes/plugins without pay anything. BUT, if you found out that the product was matching the expectations, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to purchase the official version.
Why? Because your live site needs regular security maintenance and improvement. Things like that only available for the user that purchases the product.
Why are these plugins/themes asking me a license key?
Just ignore it. License key required by the developers so you can get the update automatically. If not, you still able to use the plugins/themes (without any support and update).
Can I get the new update?
Official update? Definitely not.
Plugins and themes under the GPL License don’t have an official update from the developer. However, if there’s a new update available, we will update the post so you can get the latest version and install it manually. You can also send us an update request.
When I have to buy from developers?
It’s entirely up to you.
But, if your website gaining more visitors and your business start growing, then it best to prepare some money to buy the original version from developers. The official update is especially useful to maintain security and receive some new features that could improve your business.
What is membership?
In the beginning, we thought we can rely 100 percent on ads revenue to maintain this site. However, due to overwhelming traffic and enthusiasm, we barely have enough resources to keep this service alive. In fact, we losing load of money for several months.
Then, we decided to make an inexpensive subscription that offers one-click download, faster server, free-ads experience, and priority updates. But, it’s not mandatory. The free download will still be available.