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Creative Commons license plugin for Wordpress. This plugin has been migrated to the official Creative Commons repository. This repo is no longer updated.
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wplicense Screenshots added Jun 20, 2014 Added extra info & screenshots for v2 release Jun 20, 2014


WPLicense is a WordPress plugin, helping you license your WordPress content with the appropriate Creative Commons license.


Feel free to help us make the plugin more stable by testing the plugin and reporting bugs. Send any feedback using Github's issue tracker, or send an email to

Download the latest version: release-2.0


  • License your blog (single WordPress install)
  • License your WordPress Network (WordPress Multisite install)
  • License some of your sites differently in your WordPress Network
  • License all your content with the same license (license per author)
  • License some posts or page differently from your default license (per content license)
  • Prevent license changes in your WordPress Network (all content on all sites need to use the same license)
  • Prevent license changes per site (all content on a site must use the same license)

At this moment the plugin allows you to license WordPress content such as posts and pages but no media files (yet).

Possible future features

Here's a list of some features we'd love to add to this plugin or support in a separate (child) plugin. If you'd like these or other features to be implemented you may consider supporting this plugin with code contributions, testing or hiring us to sponsor development.

  • Allow media files to be licensed
  • Allow to search (using external search engines) for specific Creative Commons licensed media files


WPLicense is loosely based on an existing, but seemingly abandoned Wordpress plugin named 'License' (a component of the MIT Educational Collaboration Space project) by mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine) & Brett Mellor. WPLicense is also inspired by Creative Commons' original WPLicense plugin written by former Creative Commons CTO Nathan Yergler.


If you're interested in the code have a look at the master branch for the releases. Development will be done in the development branch. Occasionally other branches may be available to test new features or play with new ideas, but they may be deleted anytime so don't rely on those branches.

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