Fact: When ever a premium product is launched within a day or two a cracked version of product is available on forums or on torrent site. Same is with Thesis WordPress theme. Thesis is a premium WordPress theme where basic license cost $87, Professional license cost $197 and basic plus license cost $164. People who buy thesis themes are mostly the professional and they understand the importance of having a premium theme. Despite of being very serious about Blogging and SEO for their blog many bloggers try to search for “Download Free Thesis Theme” on various search engine and torrent sites. Some of them even become lucky to get their hands on Free copy of Thesis theme.
First thing which I would like to say: There ain’t no such thing as free lunch.
Such Premium WordPress themes which are added on such torrent sites or forums are usually hacked theme and comes with malicious code. Such malicious code, redirect readers to some other site, pass on juice. In worst case scenario your blog will get penalize from major search engines like Google.
By the time you will realize all this, it will be too late to recover and you have to rely on Google webmaster reconsideration tool.
I was working on one of the client site who was using latest version of Thesis: Thesis 2.1.9 While working on site I found few malicious code inside his theme file which was pointing to some casino based site.
If you have downloaded Thesis theme it from some free sites or given by some one for free, and your search engine ranking decreases, I believe by now you understand the reason.
What Should you do if you Download Free Thesis Theme?
If you have download Thesis WordPress Theme for free from some forums, or from torrent site or some one gave it to you for free. You might have installed malware unknowingly. Make sure, you check your blog by running any WordPress security plugins. You can also ask your hosting company to run a scan on your blog.
Dump that Theme right now and make sure to delete the folder. More over, by download Thesis theme for free, you are also encouraging piracy and DIY themes can file a case against your brand for violating their T&C.
You should download Thesis Theme from official site and links are given below:
Do let us know if you ever downloaded Thesis theme from torrent or any other such sites? Are you a victim of infected WordPress theme?
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