We use some premium resources like premium themes, premium plugins on our blog to improve the user experience and overall website. But, we noticed that some folks are using nulled version a.k.a pirated version of premium resources. In this post, we are going to show you why you need to avoid nulled WordPress themes are plugins on your blog.
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Really Avoid Nulled WordPress Themes?
Yes, if you need to get success from your blog or online business, you need to choose the premium products from the official author. We will not recommend using nulled WordPress themes or plugins on your blog. Below, we have listed 7 major reasons that you need to know before using a nulled WordPress theme.
Do you really think that you will get a paid version theme for absolutely free? When we tested some pirated copies of premium WordPress themes, we have detected some malicious code injection in the theme files.
It will be a good choice if you say no to nulled WordPress themes and plugins.
WordPress is being updated every time and you must keep your WordPress themes and plugins updated. Using an outdated version of any themes or plugin can cause security issues on your entire website. Being said that your website can be hacked within no time.
While use any nulled WordPress themes or plugins, you will not get automatic updates. Most theme authors will add a license verification to the theme panel. We have seen that some folks got cracked it and got the license verified mark.
But, they won’t get any future updates automatically. Typically, when a new release of the ‘nulled’ theme release, you may want to update the existing theme manually. Hackers are adding malicious codes inside every new release. So, be safe.
Most theme developers will offer a 1-year theme support. Well, it depends on your theme license. However, if you got into any trouble or need help with theme customization, the theme author will happily help you. Within a short time, they will figure out the exact issue and give you a solution.
When you run nulled WordPress theme on your official website, probably you don’t have a license. In case if you need anything help, you will not get it from the official theme author. You may want to figure it out alone or need to change the theme completely.
Changing WordPress themes repeatedly is not good for SEO and your website visitors will be confused.
After creating a blog, you must get traffic from search engines, other websites and from social media. For search engine traffic, you must optimize your website for the search engines. This includes optimizing title tags, meta descriptions, adding an ALT tag to images, compressing them using an image compression plugin etc.
The theme got a vital role in WordPress SEO. Your theme must be lightweight, well codes and SEO ready. For doing more, you can use an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO.
What are we saying is, nulled WordPress themes will affect your website SEO badly and can affect your online business. On some WordPress pirated themes, we have seen that some pop-ups and traffic redirecting links. Also some backlinks to spammy websites.
Most search engines hate these kinds of website. So, don’t try to use pirated themes. Here at DealWithBro, we are using a custom child theme made on top of the Genesis Framework.
We have tested some WordPress pirated themes on our test website. After installing some of them, we have found a quick error page on our WordPress admin area and the front end of our website.
After removing the specific theme folder from our website using an FTP client, everything went back normal. This means the theme files aren’t working properly and they need to be analyzed.
Most hackers will add some extra piece of code to break your website and steal all the data. So, don’t try to use any pirated themes.
You are paying nothing for a premium, hardcoded WordPress theme. It is illegal. Support the theme or plugin author by purchasing their item from the official store.
While running an eCommerce website on WordPress, you have got to secure your website user’s data. This can be their name, email address, telephone number, and home address or credit card details.
If you prefer to use any nulled WordPress theme on your website, hackers will be able to steal your user’s data without your permission.
This can be lead you to legal issues and you may want to shut down your online business forever. Why take the risk?
Should I Really Need Them?
The choice is really up to you. Anyway, we still recommend using premium themes from the official author or finding free alternatives. Also, theme official theme author is taking weeks or even months to set up a custom design from scratch.
Always respect their work. Support them by investing money in the stuff.
We hope you found this post helpful and you should avoid nulled WordPress themes on your official blog. If you found this post helpful, please share this with your friends and fellow bloggers. It will help them to stay away from these issues.
As a theme developer, we will always recommend HappyThemes and CSSIgniter. HappyThemes are the folks behind Starter Pro and Revenue Pro. On the other hand, you need to check our StudioPress themes who developed the great Genesis Framework.