What are nulled wordpress themes? What you need to know when using nulled WordPress theme
What are nulled wordpress themes: This is a question that you will definitely ask when you first learn WordPress. Most experienced people understand the concept of Nulled but for newbies, it is still quite vague knowledge, new. Today, I will give you the much-needed information when using The WordPress Theme & Plugin:
– What are nulled wordpress themes? Is it dangerous?
– Distinguish themes Free, Purchased, Shared/GB, Nulled.
– When should I use nulled theme?
1. What are nulled wordpress themes? Is it dangerous?
* First of all, we must understand what a script has been nulled:
Nulled Script is a program that has edited snippets of code to disable copyright checking from its author!
Usually with commercial software on the computer, phone apps or themes/plugins,… you need to buy the copyright to be provided with a trigger key. With software, we are all too familiar with the term “Cr@ck”, it is to crack or change the copyright check program to activate the entire feature of the software without having to enter the key purchased from the author.
With commercial themes & plugins, we usually have to have a license key, to be connected to the author’s server (such as Themeforest, Codecanyon,…) to import demo data, download necessary plugins or be automatically updated when there is a new version, especially to have a license key you get directly supported from the author. Nulled themes and plugins usually don’t help us get the above, but it does help to get rid of copyright activation notifications, as well as to use all the commercial features of those Themes & Plugins.
* Is the nulled theme dangerous?
We should know that the act of ‘Nulled’ a theme or plugin does not harm the use of themes & plugins. Nulled a theme or plugin, if effective, also makes the website lighter than it is used without activation. Because after nulled, the real-time connection to the provider’s server has been turned off, as well as the popups that require key activation input are no longer running. However, some people in the nulled process, also add harmful code such as inserting backlinks, malicious code … With bad intentions. Some cases of nulled theme are dangerous such as:
– Inserting backlinks into the theme, when a large number of users install, will help create a huge amount of backlinks. If it’s backlinks from ‘bad’ websites, then your website will definitely be affected by SEO rankings.
– Ad code is installed. Help people who install this code earn income from your website.
– Install code to redirect your articles to other websites. This is one of the very effective traffic tricks of those who spread unsafe nulled themes.
– Installed encryption code to create new users, to change, edit the content of your article. The most typical case is the themes shared on dlwordpress, which has caused the community to ‘use’ nulled themes for a long time.
The most dangerous is to install code to collect the user’s login data, so hackers can figure out how to log into other accounts of users if they share a password for many types of services.
When using Themes & Plugins of WordPress or other CMS, we should learn and distinguish the types of themes:
* Free Themes & Plugins:
These are themes & plugins provided by the author as a free version, which you can use for any free or commercial project, and these themes & plugins do not integrate copyright checkers. You usually get support, update automatically… Just like other commercial products.
For example: the most typical is the huge store of Themes & Plugins on WordPress.org, Themes & Plugins, MyThemeShop, Theme-Junkie …
The disadvantage of free products is that the features are quite few and the support is quite limited, especially with products with both Free and Premium versions, when using the Free version, they will run quite a lot of banner ads and popups on the admin page (Dashboard) to entice you to buy the Premium version, In addition to being annoying, it also makes your website worse.
* Purchased Themes & Plugins:
These are the premium versions you buy directly from the author, you have the license key to activate and get support at the highest level, as well as be automatically updated when there is a new version. Of course, if you already buy Premium, they won’t need ads on dashboards anymore.
For example: you buy themes and plugins directly on ThemeForest, CodeCanyon,… In addition to a key to activate copyright, you also have an API key to install directly from Envato’s server, or log in and vendor forums for support.
* Shared/GB Themes & Plugins:
This is also a commercial product that is purchased, as a rule that you are used for personal use or provided to a limited number of users, but you bring it to others. The purchase of products in the form of Group Buy that the copyright is only for 1 person can also be considered shared. Of course, from the point of view of copyright law, this is not legal, although it is the most common form of use in countries where copyright laws are lax.
Themes & Plugins Shared/Group Buy obviously have the full features of the commercial version, but will not be supported directly from the author, except for the person who bought it, as only they have an account to log into the supplier’s website.
Not all commercial themes & plugins you can share or buy as Group Buy, because if the product is not offered as Unlimited, i.e. a key can use multiple websites, then when you enter a key for multiple websites, the author can detect and disable that account.
Examples of some brands can be Shared/GB: Including: StudioPress, MyThemeShop, ElegantThemes, ThriveThemes, Theme-Junkie…
In particular, some themes & plugins on ThemeForest and CodeCanyon, you may not need to enter the key still using the bottle, but in the dashboard admin page will always appear a message asking to Enter key to activate copyright.
* Nulled Themes & Plugins:
Some themes & plugins you can’t keep the same code and offer it as Shared/GB, as versions that don’t enter the trigger key will lack features, or there are always annoying and burdensome notifications. In particular, some products also automatically reset all data to default after a certain time if you do not enter the key to activate the copyright.
This is when the coders, Cr@ckers take action… they will learn the copyright check code and change it, possibly by deleting this code and not allowing it to connect to the provider server for inspection. A more advanced way is to rewrite the entire code so that it accepts that every input key is valid.
For example: popular themes on ThemeForest such as Avada, Flatsome, Newspaper,.. All can nulled a fairly simple way to import demos or remove activation request notifications. With the Pro version of some big-name plugins such as Yoast SEO, Social Locker, Thrive Leads … It can also be nulled easily.
3. When should I use nulled theme?
With themes & plugins premiums being quite expensive, maybe $10 to $70, even higher, many people with limited finances will be difficult to reach. Especially with the psychology of Vietnamese people like free and the copyright consciousness is still low, Nulled theme is still used and shared rampantly, even the number of users of the nulled version is many times higher than the original version.
However, you don’t always need nulled themes:
– Choose a free version if it meets your needs well.
Free themes & plugins are often less feature-free, so they are very light and fast compared to Premium products. And obviously, you don’t need to worry about copyright or malware.
If you are just starting to use WordPress, the demand is not very complicated, go WordPress.org and choose the products with the highest ratings, millions of people have been using Themes & Plugins here, of course most of them are satisfied with their choice.
– Buy directly to be supprot to the teeth and support the manufacturer
If you are financially qualified, buy Themes & Plugins directly from the author. You will save a lot of time because there is no need to worry about copyright, no need to worry about manual updates when there is a new version. You also get very enthusiastic support from the supplier, when there is a technical problem, you can take a few days to inquire throughout the forums, groups … While the support team can help you in just a few minutes – no one knows the product you buy as well as the people who make it.
And there is another very important thing “Appreciate the work of others”. Of course, if you can do it to the best of your ability!
– Buy via GB or get Shared Themes from reputable people
Group Buy or Shared Themes are both directly purchased versions that are shared back to you for use. Of course, code is retained when downloaded from the provider, and you don’t need any intervention still get all the premium features of Premium Themes.
If financial conditions are tight, choose this form. Buy Group Buy or sign up for themes & plugins from reputable sources.
For example: some reputable sources such as: canhme.com, vietproit.com or bdvkey.com.
– Use nulled theme carefully.
If you can’t choose the three ways above, you decide to use Nulled Theme, then note some of the following issues:
+ Learn how to nulled instead of asking for a nulled theme: If someone gives you a premium version but needs nulled to use, learn how to nulled to do it yourself. It usually only takes a few minutes to nulled if you have a basic understanding of how to disable the copyright check feature of themes or plugins.
+ Just ask for nulled theme from people you trust: evil wanderers, you can go to 1 Group about WP or IT and apply for nulled theme, there will be dozens of people ready to share with you in 5 seconds. It is worth mentioning that most of them also glean from the internet to use and do not know whether it is safe or not. Even more bad luck, you will meet the masters who specialize in installing backlinks and sowing malicious code to attack sabotage or rob administrative accounts, blackmail.
+ Check the nulled theme carefully before uploading and installing: to check if the nulled theme is attached backlinks or malicious code. You need to do quite a lot of steps from scanning viruses with VirusTotal, then checking themes on Theme-Check, then need to manually detect code with some keywords such as wplocker, themelock, nulled, null24, dlwordpress … As these are common sources of dissemination of themes & plugins that try malicious code and backinks. A lot of people are now carefree about using and sharing without knowing that they are both a victim and a tool to spread malicious code to the bad guys.
– Note that not all themes & plugins are 100% nulled
Nulled a theme & plugins method requires you to understand the copyright check mechanism of that product, and each version, the author can change these mechanisms so that it is harder to disable. Therefore, the use of nulled themes & plugins, although not attached to backlinks or malicious code, can also face some of the following risks:
+ Site error if nulled is not 100% successful. This may stem from poor nulled proficiency, or the product’s copyright check mechanism is too difficult to disable. One of the most difficult names to nullify today is OptimizePress – the world’s No. 1 brand of Landing Pages.
+ Lost data when updating the new version. If the author releases a new version, and changes the way you check the copyright, and you still use the old way to nulled, it can cause many errors that lose the old data.
Through this article, I hope you understand what nulled theme is as well as distinguish the forms of using popular Themes & Plugins.
Thank you very much!