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How To Clone (steal) a Wordpress Theme?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by joelcommisafag, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. joelcommisafag

    joelcommisafag Newbie

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    There once was a post here:
    http://www.myokyawhtun.com/2008/02/15/how-to-steal-a-wordpress-theme.html/

    on how to clone a wordpress theme. I've found a really cool theme I like, and want to use it as a baseline to my own site. Of course it wont be a direct rip, just a design to work from.

    I'm hoping someone in here either knows where to find that post above since it no longer exists, or can teach me how I can grab someone's theme files. Yes, unethical and maybe wrong, but Im at a loss otherwise and dont want to pay someone to clone it for me.

    Help please!
     
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  2. starstreet

    starstreet Newbie

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    i dunno how... last time maybe last year we can do that coz the security for wp not so good... but now when version 2.0 ++ you can't do that unless u r hackers..

    actually i'm can make the good one for you with the price 100-200.. the the was the one and only... only for you..
     
  3. interpro

    interpro Registered Member

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    This might be what you're looking for -

    hxxp://3w.ads*news.net/how-to-steal-copy-a-wordpress-theme.html
     
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  4. joelcommisafag

    joelcommisafag Newbie

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    I think that's it, thanks.
     
  5. cashtime4ever

    cashtime4ever Registered Member

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    Way too complicated if you ask me...better off just dishing out the moolah and buying the theme. Save a lot of time and trouble.
     
  6. desinet1

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    Too geek. I give up.
     
  7. joelcommisafag

    joelcommisafag Newbie

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    yeah, i started reading how to do it. too time consuming. i just found a guy on elance who is gonna build me a theme i want for $300. Somethings are worth outsourcing...
     
  8. emrinho

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    I would try using flashget on the theme files one by one. but u should learn the themes name.
    Code:
    http://yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/themename/*****.php
    sth like that
     
  9. DeskCoder

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    $300 ?? Dang, I could it for like $50 - $100.

    It can't be that hard to rip the html source to turn it into PHP, can it?
     
  10. bercutx

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    Hello guys! :)

    Can u help me in ripping this awesome theme?
    netdreams.co.uk

    I cannot find it in google, but this theme is amazing. Please, help me! :rain:
     
  11. bercutx

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    Oh my god... Something wrong with a browser. Sorry for multiposting, but i cannot del it...
     
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    Hello guys! :)

    Can u help me in ripping this awesome theme?
    netdreams.co.uk

    I cannot find it in google, but this theme is amazing. Please, help me! :rain:
     
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    bercutx Newbie

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    Hello guys! :)

    Can u help me in ripping this awesome theme?
    netdreams.co.uk

    I cannot find it in google, but this theme is amazing. Please, help me! :rain:
     
  14. lifetalk

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    I don't know how to rip a theme, just yet.
    But the above site uses a custom theme

    wp-content/themes/netdreams/
     
  15. bercutx

    bercutx Newbie

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    I see it. But a link netdreams.co.uk/wp-content/themes/netdreams/ doesn't work.

    I need this theme! Guys please help me!... :(
     
  16. lifetalk

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    That error means the theme is present. The files are not going to work if directly call them in the browser. They're 'included' in the root index.
     
  17. digitalcrew

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    php files cannot be copied with the FlashGet or IDM, your best bet would be paying a designer to rip the theme as per your specs.
     
  18. gordongekko

    gordongekko Regular Member

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    you could also try one of the many website copiers/rippers on this forum i.e. wget.
     
  19. BozoClown

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    You can steal simple themes by just grabbing the css file and making a few modifications, but more complex theme use more than a css file which looks like is the case for that theme.

    Some of them have custom plugins that contribute the functional appearance.
     
  20. useit4u

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    my be u can get plaun in right clik view source code .....hope that help