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Questions about use for commercial purposes (7 posts)

  1. Cripes
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm looking to speak with someone, via phone or thru email, regarding the MU service. I'm looking to create a community but have a bunch of questions I need answered before I decide which blog software provider I will use. Is there anyone that I can directly contact regarding this?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


  2. andrea_r
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Ask here in the forums.

  3. strixy
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Welcome to open source!

    Short answer: Yes.

    Long Answer:

    There are a lot of open source blog engines and "community" solutions out there. Having been in your shoes I can tell you that I chose Wordpress and haven't regretted it these past 18 months.

    Regardless of which blog engine you decide to use you will want to get an idea of what open source is and is not. I can tell from your question that you have never read through the GPL which outlines the licensing terms you can and cannot use Wordpress (and other GPL software) under.

    GPL is General Public Licence, it comes with WP and is also available at


    A good FAQ on the subject (start here)

    You will want to know what GPL is in detail as Wordpress and other engines (as well as other software and entire operating systems) are released under the GPL.

  4. Cripes
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Here are some questions I have:

    Can I users only use templates that I create? I would like to have some control over advertising, company logo, etc.

    Do I have control over the domain name? ie. (not mentioning wordpress)

    Is it hosted on my server?

    Can new users easily transfer their blogs into my templates?

    Are there any large community sites that you know of that are using wordpress community?

    Thanks in advance for your help on any/all of the questions

  5. corourke
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Yep you have total control over templates for your install.

    The domain name is yours. (I use for example).

    You host WPMU

    Depending on where new users are moving their blogs from they should be able to easily import.

    Good examples of large sites using wpmu: are all sites running wpmu that have lots of users.

  6. Cripes
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Thanks Corourke.

    Is there a forum that comes with it?

    If so, does a user only need to sign up once? ie. does the same username and password give them access to both blogs and forum.

  7. ColinFilmJournal
    Posted 16 years ago #

    bbPress (the forum software used here) integrates with WPMU quite easily.

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