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How to copy a custom theme?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by 97695695089, May 11, 2013.

  1. 97695695089

    97695695089 BANNED BANNED

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    I come across various sites where I like the theme and the way it is customized. These are usually themes that are not available anywhere and must have been made by someone. My question is whether there is a way to clone or copy the theme so that I can use it on my site?

    Incidentally, I got the idea when I saw a site on Flippa - dickoatts (dot) com which looks exactly like dmetree (dot) com. I found the latter when I typed the url of teh first site into whatwpthemeisthat to find the theme.
     
  2. TedNugent

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    I dont want to promote a possibly illegal action such as this, But I suppose it wouldnt hurt to point you in the right direction.

    Google is your best friend. Perhaps placing the words "copy" "wordpress" and "theme" together in the search bar will give you what you want. But again, not going to do it for you cuz it is probably illegal in some way.
     
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    One option is to download a plugin such as BackUpWordPress and create a full backup of that site.

    Then FTP into your new host or same host but to the new domain and extract the downloaded files into there.
    There's a database also included in your zip.
    That might be slightly confusing or possibly for more advanced users. But others may see this post and find it useful.
     
  4. 97695695089

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    That's a good attempt at increasing your post count because I think most people would know how to do that even though you might have learnt this recently. Next time you post try to provide better value, without "hurting" yourself lol.
     
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    Thanks for your response but I think this can be done for one's own site only?
     
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    I apologize if it was useless haha. but I mean seriously, I dont want to promote him from doing something illegal like that. I mean he probably wouldnt get caught, but I have been doing legal ways of selling for years. I know how to copy a wordpress theme, ive known for a long time. But is it a good idea? No. Just buy one off themeforest or something. Its cheap and if you market correctly, youll make it back in no time. haha.
     
  8. Moosey

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    There are custom themes which can't be bought. I understand where you're coming from, but he's requesting this for his own reason. There's no point beating around the bush if you have no intention helping the guy out :p
     
  9. verilix

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    Pay someone from Freelancer to rip it for you.
     
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  10. Moosey

    Moosey Senior Member

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    This is also an alternative, obviously. I've provided you with a working method, if you're inexperienced with xhtml & css, let me know if you'd be willing to hire someone to do this job for you. I have a junior that would love to tackle this for the experience alone.
     
  11. 97695695089

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    I got 2 PMs from tednugent who has posted some rubbish in this thread. I am exposing the messages on purpose so that people like him(or her) on BHW realize that it's time to learn some etiquette and get real.

    "Hey regarding this thread. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackha...tom-theme.html


    I dont wanna look like a jackass to the community. haha. I wasnt exactly trying to bring up my post count. I just felt that he asked a stupid question and that he could have easily found it on google instead of wasting forum space haha. Ive done tons of copying wordpress themes just to learn how over the years. But yeah, I didnt mean to post useless content. What I feel is useless is posting something like "good luck" or "thank you" haha. I have done a bit of that, but I guess I just shot myself in the foot by doing that haha. I sometimes forget this is a legit forum and not just a networking forum.


    So yeah, my apologies."

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    "As I said, I dont wanna be a totally useless member on this forum. I wrote out a method for making at least $500 a week but cant post it cuz Im too new. When I have it up, then it should show that im not a total jackass haha. When i put it up, would you like me to send it to you so you can check it out? Id like to hear what people think about it and what I could do to improve the content."
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    Tednugent - I am a tenured BHW member so here are some lessons in etiquette for kids and newbies at this Forum, including you of course:

    1. No question is stupid. None. If you think my post and thread is stupid I am sorry for you because you may be the one who is stupid though you might have a misconceived notion that you are brilliant(only you may think so). Also, learn to read posts and threads thoroughly before putting your finger to the keyboard. I don't think you even realize who you sent a PM to and the person who opened this thread. Yes, it is the same person. Read on, it's important for you.

    2. You don't send PMs for things you should be doing inside threads. Publicly. You owe Blackhatworld a public apology for insulting a tenured member of the Forum. I would appreciate it if you did so publicly in my thread. Believe me you will gain some credibility. Seriously.

    3. If you are not willing to talk about "illegal action" here, whatever that means in your lingo, you should look for posting elsewhere because you're just plain confused. I suggest DP where you will be able to fit in easily with the crowd and posts.

    4. Don't be shy to gather inputs on your methods however doubtful you might be. In fact it is better to get your method critiqued than putting trivial nonsense in others' threads, like you have done here and then again through unsolicited PMs.

    5. I am not reporting you to the Mods. I'd rather that you learn from your mistakes than get kicked out and do the same thing again and again, even though it may be elsewhere and then wondering what wrong have you done - throughout life.

    Ok, folks lets get on with posts in the thread.
     
  12. 97695695089

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    Yes it does seem like a custom theme. I do have someone to help with web design - just thought there might be an easier way. In any case I wouldn't copy the whole thing outright, I like the theme and I can get something similar setup. Thanks!
     
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    Looks like Tednugent is having a rough time on BHW tonight. I understand where he is coming from(as I mentioned above), but this is a blackhat forum, no need to hold back on the information for that specific reason. I think he was genuinely trying to help you out, but was covering his ass at the same time because he is new here (again which is understandable IMHO). Anyways, can't we all just be friends?

    BTW OP did you check out the guide I posted for you?
     
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    @ dr.Hus - Thanks, yes I have heard of httrack but never really worked on it. It so happened that I was browsing Flippa and I had this brainwave when I liked some themes.

    Moosey - All forgiven, especially if it's a members recommendation :). But one thing I hate is calling a question stupid in a Forum - beats the very idea of a Forum which is essentially a community in itself where people help each other. I may not be the most helpful person around but at least I don't pick on those who seek help.

    Thanks for the link, I have bookmarked it and try it out as well in the coming days. Nothing specific in mind right now but yes I do intend to catch hold of some of the nice looking themes when I come across them but only for getting similar ones made for my website so that they look good. If I need help I will check with you first.
     
  16. TedNugent

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    Well this is quiet the predicament. hehe. I apologize for my conduct. Im new to forums but that is no excuse for this. I just thought it would be better to discuss this in a PM, but if not that is totally fine. I do not want to come off as a "noob" in this whole thing. So again, I apologize for anything offensive that I have said and any harm that I have caused you. I really should have realized that a forum called black hat world would probably have things that are black hat haha.

    I am on the forum to learn more about SEO and how I can promote my sites and increase my sales. At the same time, I also want to give back to the community offering what I have experience in. That experience would be buying and selling things from china. As far as being afraid of criticism on my method, I am not afraid of such. I want to post it, but unfortunately, I am too new to the forum to post it. In the mean time, I will be adding to the content of it to better explain certain steps. I was only looking to see what you felt about it and if you had any questions that I would be able to answer in the content of the method. I am not shy on it.

    I very much appreciate you not reporting me. I have to say that I am a normal guy. Im not trying to promote anything on BHW. I think it would offensive to the forum and not be giving it the respect it deserves. I want to learn from my mistakes. Again, I appreciate it.

    Once again, I do apologize for what I said. I tend to be a very sarcastic person in real life and I should remember not to bring that into the forum. So please forgive me. Ill be sending you a friend request after I post this thread. If you ignore it, that is perfectly fine, but I would really appreciate if you would accept it. I have good intentions and want to be able to provide the best content in the best way I can and I feel that I would be able to learn from you in how to do that.

    You are correct, no question is stupid. I know a lot about html and know very well how to copy wordpress themes. I should have known that it might not have been known to others. It is simple for me, but for someone that is unfamiliar with it, it can be complicated. It takes a lot of reconstruction.

    So let me offer to the thread what I know about doing it. Off the top of my head, I have never found a service that copies a wordpress theme. I am sure they exist out there somewhere. The way I do it is use HTTrack. It copies the exact output code from the website. Then I just go over it and input wordpress PHP code myself. It gives me more control of where things go and what I can choose to get rid of. If your not familiar with HTML or wordpresses code, I wouldnt recommend doing that. Otherwise, im sure a program exists out there, but I havent found it yet.

    So again, finally, I apologize for my comments on this thread and anything of inconvenience for you. I hope that this incident does not scar me beyond what it is and I hope that we can put this behind us so I can continue to learn SEO and offer my knowledge on the areas that I know.

    Thank you.

    Btw, Thank you Moosey. That is the exact reason why I posted that way haha. I should probably explain this whole thing.
    Back in the day, when I used to be a member of another forum involving hacking, the site had a raid by the FBI and it took all of its servers. A few weeks later, I got this delightful message from the FBI saying that I was posting illegal information on a public forum. Obviously, I got in trouble. I was a big time poster there, so there were tons of things they could have gotten me on. They decided to let me go because I was 16 at the time. I got away lucky.

    This site seems like something that authorities would have in their sites because it promotes certain activities that would seem deceitful to certain people. I used the incorrect word with illegal, but you get what I mean. I had that altercation once. I dont want it again.

    Ricky P. I truely wanted you to succeed in getting that wordpress theme, but I was not sure if I should have told you the exact way. I thought you were a newer member because I say you had a relatively low amount of posts (like me) and you have been thanked nearly the same amount I have. I have always found it better to point people in the right direction instead of just give them the answer. After all, if someone can learn how to do proper research, then they can find anything they need. I apologize to you that I thought you were new to this whole thing as well. I definitely posted the wrong thing in the wrong place to the wrong person haha.

    I hope that we can get along. you seem very knowledgeable of the forum.

    This the end of the edit. Thanks.
     
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  17. ghassan1988

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    I had it done befor on Freelancer, paid the guy 30 bucks for it.
     
  18. secretja

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    I can do that for you if you are not good with php and wp.