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Is it safe to use premium themes or plugins for free on wordpress blog.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Danquids, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Danquids

    Danquids Regular Member

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    I have thousands of paid themes and plugins, so I was wondering, is it safe to use them, rn I can't afford to buy them.
    And can anyone here suggest me a decent theme for blog.
     
  2. Alex D.

    Alex D. Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes, it is safe. Just be careful if you planning to use nulled themes they usually come with malware.
     
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    If you get them from the official source, yes. Otherwise, no.
     
  4. projectlegents

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    Is this for your personal blog or ?
     
  5. Danquids

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    If by personal blog you mean, blog not for client, then yes.
     
  6. Dreams411

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    Ain't nothing wrong with that bro. As @Alex D. has already mentioned, if they're nulled, watch out for malware.
     
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    Alright, then simple theme from WordPress Free Repository will be enough. A premium theme also recommended if affordable.

    Premium themes have just the right feel and design. That's why they are more trustworthy for users. Designers have put in many man hours to make them feel right.

    Free themes, they are clean of any malicious code usually and can be installed right away. The problem is they are no where close to paid themes in terms of design, layouts, icon sets and graphics. You will get something but it isn't going to give you any edge in competition.
     
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    You may get hacked, lose access to your blog since some of these themes are intentionally infected. You should purchase your themes. Or try not to use nulled themes at least.
     
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    You can use your themes as long as they are coming from a trusted source. Websites that have many themes to download, not those with individual themes.
     
  10. doepjohn

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    Might be safe for the time being, but never really know. Nulled/cracked plugins don't often come with automatic updates, and people forget to update if theres no update notification. New WP releases lead to new vulnerabilities, and plugins/themes need to be updated to account for that.

    If you truly find value in a plugin and it's making you money, you should eventually purchase it. Support the developers so you can keep getting new updates/new plugins and keep your site safe :)