If you started working with WordPress you probably got to that moment when you heard about Nulled-Warez themes and plugins and you probably downloaded some of them too.
In this blog post, I will explain everything about nulled themes, I will tell you why you should never download them and I will answer some more questions.
What’s a nulled script?
Nulled scripts – themes – plugins, are scripts with removed copy protection.
So, are they bad for your website?
If you are asking from a legal perspective, it’s not legal to have a nulled theme or plugin on your site, and you could easily get sued for that if someone realizes that you are making money using their script.
“But I don’t’ care about all the ‘sued’ stuff, is it bad for my site quality”?
Hmm, they are not ‘bad’ if they do not have any malicious codes inside, but if they have one, they could be really bad for your site and your content.
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.
How can a Nulled theme Destroy your website
People buying theme or plugin and uploading it on warez sites are not doing it because they are good peeps trying to share goods with you, they are trying to take advantage of you.
What can they get from me once I install their nulled script on my site?
– Well, the first thing they can do is to get backlinks from your blog unknowingly.
They can hide their website spam links somewhere inside your theme, and if you are not an expert in PHP it will be hard for you to find this link.
So if 1000 people install this theme or plugin he will get 1000+ backlinks on his site.
That person can also get access to your wp-admin and take over your website.
He can inject some ‘malware’ into your code, so he 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 100% bad for your SEO, and Google will never ever put you in search results.
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 with Adsense, Amazon, or any other program, he can easily change your Adsense code and put his, he can put his Amazon links instead of yours.
What do I get when I buy a theme or plugin?
The first thing you get when you buy theme or plugin are full Updates and all new versions with Bugs fixed, and you get more Updates every month and your theme or plugin will become better and better.
If you buy some SEO plugin, 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 your theme from Themeforest, or MyThemeShop, or any other place you will get lifetime support for every single day 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 Ex: menu position, thumbnail position.. they will do it for you.
Most of that Nulled themes packages are uploaded with 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 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, use it for 2-3 years, and once theme owner finds out about your nulled theme, they will DMCA sue you your hosting, and hosting will delete your website in no time.
Where to buy the best themes and plugins?
You can buy themes all over the internet but most of them are not professional.
There are only a few sites where you can buy 100% professional WordPress plugins and themes.
Best places to buy WordPress themes or plugins are:
I hope you can find a nice theme for your blog, and choose wisely.