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[METHOD]How to get almost any wordpress theme for free

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Gintoki, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Gintoki

    Gintoki Regular Member

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    Hi fellow BHW members!

    First of all, I don't know if this has been posted before, or if this is the appropriate section for this thread. If any of these two cases happened then I am sorry. I just wanted to give something back to this community.

    So I have seen some threads lately about people asking for certain wordpress themes. Some requests were successful, some were not. But today I want to show you a method that can get you almost any wordpress theme for free, and there isn't much work involved.

    This method is based on google, and people who don't know how to set up a robots.txt properly/don't care/don't even know what it is. So here is the thing: if you don't set up your robots.txt properly, google might index pages that you don't want it to. This includes the wp-content/uploads directory where uploaded themes are stored.

    All we need to do is search for these pages. Go to google, and input the following line:

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    (htm|html|php)intitle:?index of" +  ?infocus? (zip|rar)
    Obviously, "infocus" is the name of the theme you are looking for, I just used infocus theme as an example. This will not work with themes that gives its zip file random names like "asd7qrS", since you can't guess it. You always have to guess the name of the zip file, but in a lot of cases it is identical or a longer/shorter version of the theme's name. In some cases finding the theme isn't enough, because the theme requires a serial key or ID&PW to work. In these cases you can't use the theme. If you are pro in PHP you can try to break their protection though. I have to mention that in some cases I have found cracked premium themes with this method, so not all is lost :p

    Now I will give you an example. Lets stay with the Infocus theme. I checked it on the "do not share list", so this shouldn't be a problem.
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    As you can see here I simply entered "Infocus", which seems to be included in the zip file's name so I found it no problem. Click on the link, you should see something like this:
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    Here among other might be interesting things you can see the zip file (theme) you are looking for. Just click on it, and the download starts. In some cases the page is indexed but you get access denied message. Unfortunately this means you will have to look for another site.

    I hope this method was helpful to you!
     
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  2. 10zen

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    Does this work for themeforest themes?
     
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  3. Gintoki

    Gintoki Regular Member

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    It works if someone who uses the theme didn't protect his uploads folder. The more popular the theme, the more chance you got for this to happen (more people = more chance to find a noob among them).
     
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    you can also put: name of the theme + nulled
    Almost all of them are shared around.
     
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  5. Gintoki

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    Yeah, I mostly use this method when the default google search doesn't bring the results I want. Also I have bad experience using nulled themes from torrents/mediafire/etc, I have found harmful code in them in numerous cases. But whatever is the case I always scan my new themes with virustotal and try them on an empty/test website first to see if they cause any problems.
     
  6. tharako

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    Yes you have to take care of modified themes/plugins. I use the exploit scanner plugin (for wordpress) to check if there is any hidden code in all nulled archives that I download.
     
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    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yep, pretty good method and it CAN BE used for tons of other things, not just themes :)
     
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    I agree. Was playing around with it. Just need something to look for
     
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    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    Thanks OP!

    As mentioned by others, you can find other stuff like plugins.
     
  10. BrainDeadFreak

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    Worked perfectly! Thanks!
     
  11. Sceko

    Sceko Newbie

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    work thanks man
     
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    timmy79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I just tried it for themeforest templates and it worked. (htm|html|php)intitle:"index of" + "themeforest" (zip|rar)
    Thanks for the tip
     
  13. davie9x

    davie9x Regular Member

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    Thanks for the clever trick :)
    Now I can use this site http://whatwpthemeisthat.com for finding a theme name and this trick to grab a theme.
     
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  14. alternatesword

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    Hey, Your method worked. I have seen some [Get themes] threads on member downloads too..lol..
     
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    thanks for this!

    dont some premium themes "phone home" to verify licenses? or would this not be a common worry?
     
  16. zoyaraymonds

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    gr88,,,,its working....thanks
     
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    dbyrn Power Member

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    Quite clever use of google. And a good scrapebox practice example;).
    As for the "nulled" themes - I don't recommend using theme. They often contain viruses, and no scanner would protect you from all of them.

    D.
     
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    Great trick and its working well aswell

    Thx bud
     
  20. chrishas

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    I just tried it and it works! Thanks