Can we change the Theme info like Theme name and author link etc

Heya,

I am not sure whether I am asking the right question or not. I am planning to start a membership website for one of my clients who wants a wordpress like site on which users can pay for their sites and get access to premium plugins and themes. I just want to know, whether is it legal to modify the footer links and theme info like author link and theme name etc ? the only reason is that the client does not want the customers to leave their website and wants his links on the themes etc.

And if it is legal to do that, would he still be able to get the theme updates using wpmudev ?

Please advise

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    I just want to know, whether is it legal to modify the footer links and theme info like author link and theme name etc ? the only reason is that the client does not want the customers to leave their website and wants his links on the themes etc.

    Are you using Pro Sites?

    If so then the customers will not see those links in the premium themes or plugin sections. So that will save you a ton of work right there.

    And if it is legal to do that, would he still be able to get the theme updates using wpmudev ?

    Any updates will revert code changes, as it simply removes old files and installs new ones.

    But sure, there is nothing illegal there. Please just leave code credits intact.

    Take care.

  • Timothy
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there.

    Did you try Pro Sites?

    Thanks for posting in this thread, however it might be best if you open your own, even if the issues seem closely related. That way it will remain independent of this one and ensure it doesn't confuse issues here if this thread needs reopening again by the author.

    Posting on old threads can also lead to us missing your questions.

    This also allows us to better track and answer your questions to ensure we don't miss any for ya.

    You can start a new thread here:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/qanda/

    Thanks.

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