When purchasing Phox (or any WordPress theme) via the Themeforest marketplace, you have two licensing options; The Regular License, and the Extended License. The regular license will suffice for 99% of users. The purchasing process, invoicing, and licensing is facilitated by Envato.
Below, we have listed the nuts and bolts of the Regular License for you as a quick reference.
To learn more about what each License is for we strongly recommend reading Themeforest’s official licensing terms.
The Nuts and Bolts of the Regular License
Things you can do
- The Regular License grants you, the purchaser, an ongoing, non-exclusive, worldwide license to make use of Phox.
- You are licensed to use Phox to create one single end product for yourself or for one client.
- An end product is a customized implementation of Phox, usually a new website, which requires an application of skill and effort to be created.
- You can create one end product for a client, and you can transfer that single end product to your client for any fee. This license is then transferred to your client.
- You can modify Phox and can combine it with other works and plugins to create your single end product. The resulting end product is subject to the terms of the license. You can do these things as long as the end product you then create is one that’s permitted by the license.
Things you can’t do
- You can’t sell the end product, except for one client.
- You can’t re-distribute Phox as stock, in a tool or template, or with source files.
- Although you can modify Phox and therefore change components before creating your single end product, you can’t extract and use a single component of Phox on a stand-alone basis.
- You must not permit an end-user of the end product to extract Phox and use it separately from the end product.
If I need to use Phox on a second site, do I need a second license?
Yes. One purchase of Phox allows you to use the theme on one finished site. If you need to use it on a second site, it requires you to make a second license purchase.
Can I use Phox on a test site, then move it to a live site when finished?
Yes, you can. You can keep the theme on a test site to build it, then move it to the live site once you’re finished.
Can I keep a test site and a live site with one Regular License purchase?
According to the licensing rules set by Envato, this is not allowed. If it is installed in two places permanently, then it requires two licenses.
Do I need a new license for every new landing page I create within my site?
As long as it’s all on the same domain, for one end product, a single license is fine.
Do I need to buy a new license if I use the theme on a subdomain?
This will actually depend on the use case. Licenses in general, apply to the end product you use them for. Usually, this end product will be a website with a specific topic. Thus, if you use the theme on a site with sub-domains that all belong to one single end product, it is fine to go with one license. If each of the sub-domains represents an own end product, you will need one license per sub-domain.
Multiple sub-domains in one end product
Suppose you do a website for a grocery store and among other goods, you sell apples and pears. To show your supplies, you create two different sub-domains: apples.my-grocery-store.com and pears.my-grocery-store.com. Your end product clearly is the website for the grocery store, so you only need one license.
Multiple sub-domains as multiple end products
Suppose you do a website for a retailer of apples and a retailer of pears, both hosted on your main domain. Thus, you create two different sub-domains: apples.my-grocery-store.com and pears.my-grocery-store.com. Your end products here clearly are the websites for each of the merchants, so in this case you need one license per sub-domain.
If I purchase an Extended License, can I use it for multiple clients or projects?
No. The Extended License is still limited to a single end product. For more information, please check the Extended License terms.
If I delete a website, can I reuse the license on a new one?
Yes. As long as the license is only used on one active Phox website, you are operating within the terms of the license.