If you are working with WordPress you probably got to the moment where you heard about Nulled-Warez themes and plugins and you probably used some of them on your website.
I will explain everything about nulled themes, I will tell you why you should never download them.
What’s a nulled script?
Nulled scripts – themes – plugins, are scripts with copy protection removed from their code.
Are nulled themes bad for your website?
If you are asking from a legal perspective, then yes, it’s illegal to host a nulled theme or plugin on your website, and you could easily get sued for something like that.
Some people say: “But I don’t’ care about getting ‘sued’, is it actually bad for my site performance”?
Hmm, they are not ‘bad’ if they have a clean code, without any malicious codes inside, but if they have malicious codes, they could be really bad for your site and your content performance.
Why is it so important not to use Warez scripts on your website?
That’s because you could ruin your site forever, and you can even hurt your SEO, forever.
Can Nulled theme Destroy my Website?
People buying theme or plugin and uploading it on warez sites are not doing it because they are good people, trying to share goods with you, they are trying to take advantage of you.
What do they get from you once you install their nulled script on your site?
The first thing they can do is to get backlinks from your blog, unknowingly.
They can hide their website spam links somewhere inside your code, and if you are not an expert in PHP it will be really hard for you to find these links.
If 1000 people install their nulled theme or plugin they will get 1000+ backlinks on their site.
They can also easily get access to your wp-admin and take over your website.
They can inject some ‘malware’ into your code, so they can get your username and password as soon as you log in for the first time.
One more thing that someone can do is redirect your website pages to spam links, and that could be really bad for your future SEO, and Google will never ever put you in search results again.
How can this person make money from you?
If you download his script and if he gets your admin access, once your site starts making money from Adsense, Amazon, or any other program, he can easily change your Adsense codes and put his, he can put his Amazon links instead of yours.
What do I get when I buy a theme or plugin?
The best thing you get with paid themes or plugins are full Updates, new versions with 0 Bugs, and you keep getting Updates each month so your theme or plugin will become better and better over time.
If you buy some SEO plugins, updates are very important for you because they could give you a better place on Google SERPs, and if you have nulled plugin there are huge chances that you will end up with the same SEO ‘optimization’ for the rest of your life.
Once you buy a theme from Themeforest or MyThemeShop you will get lifetime support for the rest of your life. So if you do not know how to install something, they will do it for you.
If you want to change some part of your theme, for example: menu position, thumbnail position.. they will do it for you.
Most of the Nulled themes packages will include theme files only. If you buy your theme, you will get Demo content and documentation, that can save you hours of setting up your website.
You will also get all PSD files included, and if you want to change your design, logo, or anything else, this will save you tons of hours.
The most important thing:
You do not have to worry about anything, you just install your theme and you can use it on all your websites for the rest of your life.
You will never think about legal consequences and that’s probably the most important part because you do not want to build your blog or website, and use it for 2-3 years, and once the theme owner finds out about your nulled theme, they will DMCA report your hosting, and hosting will delete your website.
Where to buy the best themes and plugins?
You can buy themes all over the internet but most of them are not so professional.
I am using a few sites where you can buy 100% professional WordPress plugins and themes.
The best places to buy WordPress themes or plugins are:
I hope you can find a nice theme for your blog, and choose wisely.