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WP.com Premium Theme for Sale on Creative Market

Wow, now this is a first.

It seems that the newest magazine theme that we covered recently is now available on Creative Market as one of their offerings:

Our friends at Creative Market announced last week that all themes sold on their marketplace are now 100% GPL. We couldn’t be more thrilled about this and send hearty kudos to the gang at CM for doing the right thing.

To show our support, we’ve jumped into the fray by offering for the first time ever a WordPress.com premium theme for self-hosted WordPress blogs.

This is an interesting move for WordPress.com and Automattic as they are branching their themes into other commercial markets besides their own.

It signals not just a public show of support for GPL-powered marketplaces but also a sign of some of the strategic business moves that we may see more of this coming year.

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There’s nothing wrong with WP.com themes being offered and it’s a brilliant move to provide self-hosted versions of their once .com only offerings.

I bet we’ll see more of this as the year progresses. Creative Market may have the first Premium WP.com theme but are there other theme markets up next? We’ll see in due time I’m sure.

  • http://cliffseal.com Cliff Seal

    This.

    • http://john.do/ John Saddington

      #LOL

  • http://ma.tt/ Matt

    Selling our themes outside of WP.com is a new area, but we’re looking forward to expanding our footprint on Creative Market as well as supporting other 100% GPL marketplaces as they come online.

    • http://john.do/ John Saddington

      love the initiative and it makes a lot of sense. well done. …and i love cliff’s gif.

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