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What actually happened! Is it a propaganda?

After publishing about BJP.org not honouring our licence we started receiving mixed responses some of them are below

“Propaganda at a very small level. Free things are not to be given credit”

“Your template price is less than a average BJP workers chappal price”

“Your template price is less than the toilet paper roll”

“This BJP gives more money to beggars every minute than the price of your template.”

So, this blog is for them who think we are running a propaganda. BJP’s official ​site has been down​ for a while. For whatever reasons. we were happy to see that they were back. Especially that they chose to use one of W3Layout’s Template.

It was bought to our notice by @ashishdevziners on twitter

We, at W3Layouts, were initially happy and excited that BJP IT cell was using our template, then devastated to see our work being used by BJP removing the backlink without paying, and giving no credit whatsoever to W3Layouts.

The exciting moments for team w3layouts

While the visible backlinks were removed, it was clear that BJP was still using the W3Layouts code as it was evident in the source code of the page.

We took the issue to BJP’s notice through twitter as we are not able to find the communication details of BJP’s IT team who handles bjp.org

No reply from @BJP4India or BJP’s IT team

We didn’t receive any reply – neither from their official twitter handle, nor from their IT Team. After 4 hours of the initial tweet, they added w3layouts to the footer, and were changing it every few minutes.

Meanwhile cleaning the css and other places where ever w3layouts is mentioned. But w3layouts author information is cached in archive.org

After pointing to http://web.archive.org/web/20190321170253cs_/http://www.bjp.org/css/style.css we don’t know what happened they removed everything that belonged to w3layouts from the website and decided to spoil the good looking webpage by removing our code.

Is it that difficult to acknowledge someone’s work?

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How world’s largest and India’s ruling political party plagiarised our work without giving us credit

w3layouts – We are a small webshop Startup based out of Nellore, a small town in Andhra Pradesh. We build free premium quality HTML templates where anyone can download our designs and start their website.

BJP’s official ​site has been down​ for a while. Yesterday, we were happy to see that they were back, especially when we were told that they chose to use one of W3Layout’s Template.

It was bought to our notice by @ashishdevziners on twitter

The design used by BJP was “Peek” – a Landing Page Bootstrap Responsive Web Template built by W3Layouts, which can be found here. While the design is free to use, it includes a backlink. A small link at the end of the page, which indicates that the design was “design by W3Layouts”.

Build your website using our free WEB designs

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We, at W3Layouts, were initially happy and excited that BJP IT cell was using our template, then devastated to see our work being used by BJP removing the backlink without paying, and giving no credit whatsoever to W3Layouts.

If one wishes to remove the backlink, W3Layouts website provides an option to buy the credit for the removal of backlink by paying Rs 600. (~USD $9).



While the visible backlinks were removed, it was clear that BJP was still using the W3Layouts code as it was evident in the source code of the page.

After we created an archive of their website at archive.org, we took the issue to BJP’s notice through twitter.

No reply from @BJP4India or BJP’s IT team

After this, they removed the code where ever w3layouts was mentioned.

While they may have changed the code completely now, we are surprised at how a National Political Party headed by a leader who calls himself the “Security Guard (Chowkidaar) of the country” chose to steal a small shop’s sweat and blood and also chose to disregard the claim when found cheating.

Is it that difficult to acknowledge someone’s work?