Are you thinking of using a nulled WordPress Theme or Plugin on your Website? If yes, this article is here to enlighten you on the reasons why you should avoid using Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes on Your Website.
On this website, I review a couple of premium and free WordPress Themes and Plugins, here are some of the reviews you may find interesting.
- 25 Best WordPress Themes for News Websites
- Top 7 Business WordPress Themes
- 25 Best Music WordPress Themes
- Top 7 Free Themes for WordPress Blogs
Without further ado, let’s get into the business of the day which is enlightening you on the dangers and effects of using nulled WordPress Themes and Plugins as well as my experience.
Why You Should Avoid Using Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes
By using these “Nullified” Themes, you are exposing your site to malware that may steal your data and harm your SEO without you realizing it… I learned this the HARD way.
This will all make sense if you realize your WordPress Website is your business and not some sort of fast money scheme, you can ask yourself these questions.
- Since my blog is my business, should I sell my products in a store stolen by a scammer?
- Or would I start on a free store where I have the documents and pass to display my products?
I remember when one of my readers came to me for help, he used a nulled version of the JNews Theme at that time, and do you know what happened?
JNews Developers installed some sort of alert code that checks your license with the ones on their servers and if they don’t match, your entire site will be replaced by a range of text that says “Avoid using Nulled Themes”, Imagine what that could do to your Site’s reputation.
The worst of it was that the error message stopped him from even logging into his website admin panel and he lost revenue as well as traffic, most users never returned to his site and that was it.
Ultimately, we were able to fix the issue by simply heading to the File Manager over at the cPanel and renaming the themes folder, and then refresh the site.
He now logged into the back of his WordPress site and installed a free theme, then customized it in a few minutes after Demo import.
See How to Install a WordPress Theme (The Right Way) for Beginners.
Another reason why you should avoid using nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes on your site is that you won’t get updates and bug fixes.
Every Theme has its own set of bugs and stuff that needs fixing and that’s why the most popular WordPress Themes all schedule updates at least monthly.
Most times these updates are done to increase the:
- Themes Speed.
- SEO Functionality of the Theme. and
- Compatibility of the Theme with several other plugins.
If you’re using a nulled WordPress Theme, you won’t get these updates and that will inevitably hurt you in the long run.
When you now try to be smart by installing the nulled latest release of the theme, you’ll discover that new themes don’t get nulled that easily anymore and that you’re just not smart.
In the worst-case scenario, a hacker can add a set of code snippets to a theme file and once you upload and activate it on your site, you have opened an invisible portal for the hacker.
The hackers may steal your customers’ information and spam them, build links aggressively and alert Google that your site is spamming links (you’ll lose SEO Traffic), and steal Backlinks from your site if your domain authority is high.
How do you avoid using nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes?
To avoid using nulled WordPress Themes and Plugins on your website, purchase themes with a regular license(s) from Themeforest, or you can use the free themes in WordPress Repository.
See https://wordpress.org/plugins/ and https://wordpress.org/themes/ for the freebies.
As my recommendation, buy all your WordPress Themes and Plugins from Themeforest, and you wouldn’t have to worry about Malware or any hacker getting a backdoor to your website.
If I may summarize the context of this article, below is a bullet point highlighting the reasons why you should avoid nulled WordPress Themes and Plugins:
- You risk losing your Customers and Website Traffic.
- Your site may be infected with Malware that can destroy other plugins and themes.
- You won’t get the latest updates from the Theme’s or Plugin’s developer.
- A nulled WordPress Theme or Plugin can open a backdoor for a hacker and you know how that’s going to end.
That’s pretty much all there is to it, you should simply avoid using nulled resources on your site.
I believe that by now, we’ve all understood the risks and consequences of using Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes on your website.
Hopefully, this article is as informative as it should be. I implore you to share this resource to support me and my site, thanks.
If you have any questions or encounter any issues using Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes, don’t hesitate to tell us in the comments section.