Danger in using unpaid premium wp themes?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by solidsnake, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. solidsnake

    solidsnake Junior Member

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    How dangerous is it to use these themes in download folder? I am hesitant to use these themes after I heard that some developers put trackers in their themes and then can hack your site?

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  2. talwin

    talwin Registered Member

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    There is always a possibility, but if it was placed in the code by the developers then their legitimate customers would also be effected. Believe me, as someone who customizes premium themes on a daily basis for clients.....we would know about it. The thing that would worry me more would be the source in which you obtained the theme. I have run across premium themes being given away from third-party websites that was filled with "dirty" css, nasty javascript, and encrypted footers. As long as you fix it (doesn't take more than a few minutes) it should be alright.
     
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  3. solidsnake

    solidsnake Junior Member

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    I think the themes that are available in BHW is more secure than that nulled by third party websites?
     
  4. spla

    spla Junior Member

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    why should they be more secure? :D
    there is a wp plugin thats scans for backdoors in wp themes plugins etc. its called wp antivirus.
    check it out
     
  5. thinkinghat

    thinkinghat Regular Member

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    i dont think so ,most of them are ripped from warez sites.
     
  6. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    I don't know about legit developers compromising anyone's site.. But a theme that has not been properly nulled can contain callback functions. And using said theme could potentially result in a nasty email being received by your hosting company. That's about it tho.
     
  7. euphoriajoca

    euphoriajoca Newbie

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    Man, you can use unpaid themes for wordpress as much as you want. I have 3 web sites with unpaid themes and millions of views, so don't worry. In 2 years I never had any problem.