You know that there are so many free WordPress themes and premium WordPress themes available. For all WordPress blogs, we will only recommend the premium WordPress themes.
But, these days, some folks started to share pirated WordPress themes and plugins. These are known as nulled WordPress themes. In this post, we are going to show you that, why you need to avoid nulled WordPress themes on your official blog.
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Where Can You Get Nulled Themes?
Just search for a random theme with keyword nulled. You will see so many websites providing the premium theme for free!
Before ownloading it and installing it in your WordPress blog, keep reading this post.
Why Avoid Nulled WordPress Themes?
There are several reasons to avoid nulled WordPress themes. If you are planning to use it on your blog for a while, you must know these after effect. Below, we are going to show you the main reasons for avoiding the nulled WordPress themes.
Most pirated WordPress themes are not secured. If you install it on your blog or website, the entire website will become compromised. In most cases, you will lock out of the admin area.
So, we only recommend you premium WordPress theme from its official author.
2. Bad For SEO
It’s really bad for SEO. While you start a business online, you need to optimize your website for search engines. That’s how you can get maximum sales/ leads or revenue.
By using a nulled WordPress theme, you are hurting your blog. Most pirated themes will use custom codes injected by hackers. Even your ranked keywords will get deindexed by using a nulled WordPress theme.
Most of us allow user registrations on our blog. If you are using a nulled WordPress theme, hackers can steal your user’s data such as email address, contact information etc.
When you run an eCommerce website, you will need to handle credit card details of your customers. While using a nulled WordPress theme or plugins, you will lose your customer’s data. This could lead you to legal issues and maybe you need to shut down your online business forever.
4. No Support
The official author will not support you if you are using a pirated copy of their WordPress theme. Also, some official WordPress theme stores will not give you access to their deep theme documentation.
A WordPress theme without getting proper support and documentation is useless.
5. No Updates
We highly recommend you keep your WordPress themes and plugins updated with the latest version. if you are not, this can cause security holes in your WordPress website. A hacker can access your WordPress admin area through the security hole.
You must purchase premium themes from the official theme author to get updates. Some theme authors will give you lifetime updates and some of them will give you 1 year of updates.
6. Will Not Work Properly
Most nulled WordPress themes will not work properly. Most nulled WordPress theme and plugin providers will add an extra piece of codes in the theme to pass the license verification.
As a result, most of them will not work properly. As I mentioned above, you will not get support from the official theme author to fix the issue.
7. Legal Issues
Since most WordPress themes are distributed under the GPL license. But, some WordPress themes like MyThemeShop distributing themes under their own license.
Means, they will not allow redistributing their WordPress themes or reselling their WordPress themes. Support the author by paying for their work. They are taking weeks or even months to create a fine WordPress theme with awesome features and security.
8. Code Injected
Folks will start injecting malicious codes and backdoor scripts on the pirated theme. If you are a pure beginner, you will install and activate this theme on the blog. Soon, you can see that the entire blog’s file getting updating.
Backdoors on WordPress will give access to the hackers to your WordPress admin area. You don’t even need to create a user account for them. Without your permission, they will be able to create user accounts and delete your user account.
So you think it’s a good choice to use nulled WordPress themes? Absolutely it is not good. By using some nulled WordPress themes and plugins, your website will get hacked in some cases.
Fixing Hacked Websites
Normally, experts will cost $250 for an hour for fixing a hacked website. Typically, a premium WordPress theme will only cost $49 for lifetime usage. So, which one you prefer?
For more security, you need to use a security service called Sucuri. This is the same service that we use here for our website protection. The plugin got also a free version. Check out how to configure free Sucuri Security plugin for WordPress.
We hope you find this post helpful and will avoid nulled WordPress themes on your blog. If you did, please consider sharing this post with your friends and fellow bloggers. For more related posts, you need to check out our blog.