How To Search For 100% GPL Themes On Themeforest

Not long ago, Themeforest announced that theme authors would be able to choose a 100% GPL theme license. However, as a customer, it’s difficult to find where those 100% GPL licensed themes are located on the site. Upon browsing the Themeforest Marketplace, I could not find a category, tag, or link that would show me all the WordPress themes licensed as such. Since the text located within the license information box is able to be crawled by Google, you can use a Site specific search query to find these themes. Just type site: This item is licensed 100% GPL. into Google to see a list of themes that have been indexed.

ThemeForest GPL Search String

While I saw 53,800 results listed, not all the results take you directly to the theme page. For example, the License text is also shown on the discussion pages for each theme which is also indexed. Until Themeforest creates a better way of browsing these specific themes, this will have to do.

Hat Tip: @Bradleypotter


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