Why premium WordPress themes are getting hacked every time?

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  1. bmwillsmith

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    Though we have so many excellent options in it we have some problems like hacking which is a serious issue. Hacking is a major challenge in WordPress CMS because every time we have to update themes and plugins in order to keep the code clean and website up to date. Sometimes whats happening is; when we purchase a premium theme or plugin we have to use it for one time installation purpose and user should activate the licence, if not then official authors of the theme or plugin are injecting malicious code in it. Why developers are doing like this? Just to increase number of sales because they need revenue from their work. This is one scenario.

    Other side, when we use free themes and plugins, there are also same situation. Initially the developer is giving full options for free. Once it reaches to a good position with good ratings and many number of downloads, down the line, decreasing features and asking users to purchase the premium one, which is costly and one time use only. If not, they are injecting malicious code which caused to 'website hacking'.
     
  2. Joseph.Shivell

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    This is why you have to be very careful who you get your themes from. Wordpress is very popular, so unscrupulous individuals take advantage of this popularity to spread malware for their own purposes. A good rule of thumb to use is "there is no such thing as a free lunch" or "If it sounds too good to be true, it is". If a "free" theme comes from a paid ad or an advertisement in an app, don't click on it. Wordpress has hundreds of themes available on their own website. This is the safest place to get your theme, anywhere else is questionable
     
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  3. towertech

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    Hi,

    If you are repeatedly hacked by hacker or same hacker then first you need to remove all the scripts that left by that hackers, if you don;t remove that script then hacker come again easily your site to hack.

    While regular changes on your password and making them strong will help you a bit. but you need to find those script, strings or link that left by hacker and remove them.

    You also need to talk with your hosting provider and ask them why your site regularly hacked?, That will check there server;s logs and give best solution to you for your site.

    recommended to install some security plugin for your website can also help to give more security to your website.

    Thanks
     

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