Tagged: Metro Pro
Hi guys, how are you,
I'm a new genesis user and I'm very happy to find this plataform. I downloaded the Metro Pro theme and I created, through of CSS, other design (can you see It: damiancavallo.com.ar) very different than original design. My question is: it's possible to offer my design as a theme child in studio press? or it's needed to create a theme child from scratch and not through other theme child...?
I appreciate your help in this question!!,
thanks a lot!!
The child themes in the StudioPress theme shop are all unique themes – they were not created using another theme as a starting point. As such, it's unlikely that your modification of Metro Pro would be accepted into the shop, if that's what you were asking.
Under the GPL Licence that WordPress and StudioPress themes use, you are allowed to distribute the modified version of your theme from your own site, though. If you do that, it would be best to remove all mentions of “Metro Pro” from the theme's source code and directory structure (i.e. give your modified theme a new name and screenshot), and perhaps say that it's “based on Metro Pro by StudioPress” to credit the original authors.
Thanks a lot for the feedback Nick!!! I have a last question: Do you know if it's the same for the genesis sample theme? because according the studiopress site it's needed to download this theme in order to building a child theme. (See below link).
Thanks a lot again!!!,
The Genesis Sample theme is a sample child theme. It's designed to show you how to install and modify a simple child theme. If you were building a new site from scratch, you could start with the Genesis Sample theme. (The Metro Pro theme is also a child theme, in case you weren't sure – it's just been more heavily modified.)
All Genesis themes, including the sample theme, are covered by the same GPL licence; you can build off them and redistribute them, just as you can with WordPress plugins and WordPress itself. You just need to be sure that you aren't infringing on any trademarks in the process.
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