Who owns a WordPress blog?

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  • #235432

    powerkis
    Member

    Who owns a wordpress blog? If my blog becomes very successful and I want to sell it, can I?

    #235587

    rosclarke
    Member

    The content is yours but the software is WP.com’s. You couldn’t sell a wordpress.com url to anyone.

    #235591

    powerkis
    Member

    Thank you for the response. Therefore, if my blog gets popular I should move it to another host and then sell it? You always have to think positive…..

    #235601

    tellyworth
    Staff

    I don’t believe selling a WordPress.com blog would break our rules provided you’re otherwise complying with the terms of service. You can transfer a WordPress.com blog to someone else any time you want, and you don’t need our permission to do that.

    But I’d suggest asking carefully if there’s significant money involved. The new owner will be bound by our ToS just like you are, and we’re not obliged to honour any promises you make to them.

    i.e. if you sell your blog to someone else and they fill it with spam, we’ll remove it. It’s not our problem if that means your sale contract is broken. As ros said, you own the content but we own the wordpress.com url and software.

    #235628

    andrew
    Member

    If you have any thought about selling your blog, I strongly recommend getting your own domain. You can still have the blog here. Indeed, you can get the domain through WordPress.com:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/10/domain-mapping/

    #235714

    rosclarke
    Member

    Since you can’t make money from a WP.com blog (no ads etc.) I’m struggling to think why anyone would want to pay you money for one, however successful it is.

    Unless you have the next Cheeseburger blog and go VIP, I suppose.

    #235733

    raincoaster
    Member

    @ ros: it’s a typical beginner’s question. Everyone thinks they’re going to be Perez Hilton in six months.

    It’s possible with the domain upgrade to sell the blog and move it off WP.com though.

    #235753

    What, you mean I’m not going to be Perez Hilton next month? Damn.

    #235761

    powerkis
    Member

    Maybe I should rephrase the question….Can I use a WordPress Template on a third party hoster? Second, do all wordpress templates come “open source” or only specific ones?

    #235770

    jamesewelch
    Member

    All of the code from all of the themes are visible/not compiled (AFAIK). Whether or not it is “open source” is based on the theme designer’s terms and conditions that you agree to when you download that theme.

    #235782

    rosclarke
    Member

    If you’re using a third-party hoster, you really want to head over to wordpress.org where you can download all the software and a huge variety of themes are available free to use.

    #235783

    zeynepankara
    Member

    Who is Perez Hilton dear?? :(

    #235799

    Perez Hilton is a celebrity blogger and outs anyone being gay and anyone who does drugs. Though he’s gay himself and also a drug addict. Gets millions of hits a day and appears on many television news & celebrity outlets.

    #235814

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, Perez Hilton is a gossip blogger who has three to six million hits per day and makes a ton of money off his blog, which has also gotten him many other opportunities. But there are many people who do drugs which Perez Hilton knows about but about which he does not post. He has an agenda for what he posts.

    #235817

    zeynepankara
    Member

    VERY INTERESTING!!!

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