As a blogger and savvy internet users, we all are smart and we know how and where to download premium stuff online. May be not you, but look around for smart kids around you, who are using Torrent softwares to download and spread the piracy. Anyways, this article is not about Piracy but this is regarding one major issue which you might not have heard before.
Do you know most of the popular premium WordPress themes like Genesis, Elegant Themes, Theme-junkie themes are easily available for download on Torrents and file-sharing sites. Most of the newbie bloggers are also taking advantage of this availability without knowing the consequences of this mistake.
Have you ever thought? There is no free lunches in the world, and there is catch behind every thing which is free.
Imagine you have bought thesis WordPress theme for 87$ and are you going to give it for free to the world on torrent or on file-sharing websites? I’m sure most of answer will be no, because you have paid your hard earned money on something exclusive.
So now point here is why premium WordPress themes are available for free on Internet. If you remember my previous post on Free wordpress theme Vs Premium wordpress themes. I specifically mentioned about Encrypted footer, but its not the same in the case of such premium WordPress theme which is freely available on Internet.
In such themes, people who upload those themes, they upload it for specific reasons. In most of the cases reasons are adding codes in theme file, to pass on traffic or ranking . It may not appear to you at the beginning but later on when you will realize the traffic will drop, it will be too late.
Such codes are usually added into header.php or footer.php files of theme. More over it’s mostly a new file in your theme folder is added which has malicious code. Many times these free uploader uses encrypted code which is hard to get rid of.
There common place from where you get such malicious WordPress themes are :
- File Sharing websites
So if you still fall in the trap of getting premium WordPress themes for free, think again. For few dollars are you going to risk your page rank and search engine traffic. If you don’t have money, go ahead and download any premium looking free WordPress theme, but don’t download themes or plugins from torrent or unreliable sources.
What is your point of view about such free Premium wordpress themes which are easily available on Internet. Are you going to use it in your blog? Or you going to let people know about problem of using such freely available wordpress themes?