WP-Plus is clearly a derivative work based on the official WordPress blogging platform, and is released under the same, open-source license as the parent program. Such modification to create a derivative work is expressly granted by the GPL license.


WordPress is a trademark belonging to WordPress.org, and the suggested usage is outlined in their policy. Although this policy is not a legal requirement, we follow it wherever practical. In particular, we use the term WP-Plus to indicate WordPress+.

WP-Plus.org is not endorsed by WordPress. The name "WordPress-plus" (and its short form WP-Plus) is meant to indicate improvements (as we perceive it) on the WordPress program. The domain name "WordPress-plus.org" (and "wp-plus.org") is meant to indicate acceptance policies wider than those offered by WordPress.org to plugin and theme developers.

The usage of the name "WordPress-plus," "WordPress+," and "WordPress Plus", and the domain name "wordpress-plus.org" is governed by the nominative fair use of the trademark "WordPress" because the nature of the product and the service of this website cannot be identified without using the original trademark, namely, it is an improved, modified or generalized version of the original product and service. The original trademark is used only to identify the derived product, not to imply sponsorship, endorsement or any other kind of relationship with the original entity or the original trademark owner.

The extraction of textual contexts from WordPress.org is also in accordance with GPL. WordPress.org pages contain material extracted from readme.txt and style.css files from various plugins and themes distributed under GPL and therefore constitute derivative work thereof. Since they are distributed over the Internet, GPL grants anyone who obtains the WordPress.org pages the right to modify and redistribute them. WP-Plus makes use of this right to generate textual contexts in its website.