FAQ's - All your questions answered

We believe in the open source community and believe that owning a great Course Website should be affordable for everyone who has knowledge to share.

Unfortunately premium plugin and theme authors refuse to decouple support from the code, they won’t set regional price differences and they rarely offer discounts to students, low waged or the young.

We are providing a third way by redistributing the code without any unneeded extras.

Yes, our plugins are 100% genuine and are without any modification.

We have active subscriptions to the authors of the products featured on our website. We download from them and redistribute to you. 

Yes, all our plugins are released under the GPL (General Public License), and are 100% legal. 

Most people are familiar with the term ‘open source.’ It means a piece of software, or code, that is free to use. You’re free to use, copy, study, change, improve or redistribute the software as you like.

WordPress is open source software and is founded upon the GPL (General Public License) that you can read more about over at the WordPress website

The main point to note is that any software that is built upon WordPress must carry forward the original GPL license.

It doesn’t mean that developers can’t charge you to buy the code they have developed. What it does mean is that once you have bought that code, you are free to do whatever you like with it.

So, it’s perfectly legal to download the plugins from this site. Download as many as you like and use them in as many projects as you want.

All LifterLMS plugins are licensed under the General Public Licence (GPL). This means that once we have purchased the item we are free to redistribute it if we choose to do so.

Your membership to our site goes towards maintaining and buying the subscriptions to  plugin authors. This form of crowd funding helps keep prices low and we can then pass this benefit on to you.

Our ‘About Us’ page explains things in more detail

No. The main difference between us and the developer is that we do not offer any technical support. This is how we are able to redistribute the software at a fraction of the original price.

If you require technical support regarding a plugins then you will need to either purchase the product directly from the author (a link is provided) or you will need to hire a freelancer to take a look for you. Alternatively you could ask around some of the helpful WordPress community forums.

As many as you like. The plugins are GPL licenced so you can use them as often as you like on as many sites as you like.

Got a friend who’s building a course website? Go share them with your friend. Seriously, there are no catches.

Yes. As soon as we are notified about an update, we go and download it from the author and update it on our site. We check for new updates twice a week.

Manually updating a plugin can be difficult. You need to access your FTP, delete the old version, and upload the new version. But there is a plugin that makes it way more simple and easy. 

The Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades by Chris Jean (the developer behind iThemes) provides a function that allow you to upload new version of a plugin or theme directly from your dashboard, without deleting the old version. Some would argue that it should be a default setting in WordPress because it fixes a limitation that won’t allow you to upload a plugin or a theme if it already exists .

Go to the plugin page and to know how it works. 

Ignore it. Developers include these so that the plugin can update automatically or so that you can register for support. The plugin itself will work perfectly fine without anything being entered in the box.

We would recommend updating your plugins manually when updates become available on our site.

You can upgrade at any time. We understand that you might want to give us a try before committing to a longer subscription.

Just send us an email at the end of your first month and we’ll send you a discount code to use that will reimburse you for the month you have just paid for when upgrading.

No. Sorry we’re going to have to be a little hard on this one.

The nature of digital media means that once you have downloaded a plugin or theme there’s really no way to ‘return’ it.

If you think you might have some doubts then why not just subscribe for a month before committing to a longer subscription?

Of course. You’re not locked into anything. You can cancel your subscription by logging into the members area and visiting the subscriptions link.

If you have any problems then let us know and we’ll be happy to cancel it for you. No questions asked.