WordPress is currently the fastest growing platform for business and company applications, meaning that now there are services being offered for WordPress products and services. Thanks to a high demand for such services, new businesses are launched every day. For freelancers, WordPress based businesses or WordPress beginners; here are four tips to keep you from violating WordPress trademark and logo rules.
WordPress Color Theme
When choosing to use the WordPress logo in photos or in artwork created by you, please try your best to use the correct colors. You can find this information online.
Please make sure that you’re using the right logo in your own projects and on your sites. There are multiple copies of the WordPress logo HERE.
WordPress welcomes users to use the image and logo in projects, however, be sure that you’re using them in accordance with WordPress’ Trademark Policy.
Logo Design: The WordPress logo is a Letter W in a grey (or white with a grey outer ring) circle. The height of the W is key, as sometimes others will use the incorrect logo containing a shorter W inside of the circle.
No Domain Usage
Since WordPress is open source software, it’s easy to assume that you could use the name in your own domain, but please, do not. WordPress, the name, has its own registered trademarked owned by the WordPress Foundation. The goal of the WordPress foundation is to protect the project and support other open source software. Since they own the trademark, you cannot use WordPress as a part of your brand name, website or domain name. Personally I added WP in-front of my company name WPMayDay.com – but I also purchased WordPressMayDay.com just in case…
can however, use WordPress in a subdomain (wordpress.thisismysite.com). The foundation is concerned more with domains that are created to return revenue or those, which exercise on the top-level. Don’t hesitate to report a violation to the WordPress Foundation if you see that someone is abusing the trademark.
Spell It Correctly
If you plan on writing about WordPress of having anyone take you seriously in the WordPress niche, you must learn to capitalize the P. WordPress is spelled with a capital W and a capital P. This point of fact is taken very seriously by the WordPress creators and community. Spell it right when you write and you’ll feel all right.
I hope this article has helped give you some insight into the basic use of WordPress in writing, blogging and back linking. Make sure to follow the rules while working and make sure fellow workers do the same. Thanks!