Wordpress Themes, Be Carefull!

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  1. biznets2

    biznets2 Regular Member

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    Just a 'heads-up' guys, be careful when you choose to install WordPress themes from whatever source. In a weak moment I downloaded the 'Blue Sense' Theme by 'Dosh Dosh'? added my adsense code as usual, checked my source code as usual, no problem there, but checked back a week later and my adsense code has been changed! well got my I.T friend at work to check my site and he told me I'd been sucker-punched by code on the theme, Hmm..
    I've reverted back to a theme I trust now. Hope this helps you guys from having your Adsense earnings being diverted.
     
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  2. NeoPat

    NeoPat Power Member

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    get a statcounter or plugin which monitors clicks from your wordpress site, you can then review any irregularities between clicks and earnings
     
  3. delbertvan

    delbertvan Junior Member

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    I usually check themes with TAC plugin. This plugin will check code on themes, so we know theme is safe or not.
    Just search TAC and install it.
     
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  4. Dumper

    Dumper Supreme Member

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    Atleast you caught it early.
     
  5. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    This is what I do also, I have had a few bad themes recently
     
  6. Mreese601

    Mreese601 Newbie

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    Thanks for the heads up! I never would have thought that using a theme will steal your adsense code!
     
  7. tsree

    tsree Newbie

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    I read the similar incident somewhere. Always download themes from trusted sources.

    Otherwise you are giving others a good chance to make money from your own site
     
  8. techguy1

    techguy1 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the information .. installing TAC plugin on my blogs now.
     
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    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I scan for static links but TAC does so much more. I appreciate all the tips guys.