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Time bombed Theme destructs on editing the Footer.php (6 posts)

  1. bswan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I decide to dev a theme after finding out they were having me sell fake iphones in the footer.php, trying to get rid of the code in the footer crashes my site with a blank screen telling me to buy the theme, which is grossly overpriced. There doesn't seem to be any encryption however.

    Pastbin files are:

    Footer.php -
    http://pastebin.com/8zvh3mna

    Header.php -
    http://pastebin.com/jht9q6bb

    Functions.php
    http://pastebin.com/sqJUp9PC

    I honestly don't know what to do, the site is a gift and after 10 hours of development I can't really go back, but I definitely think these guys are an anti-WP kind of group.

    The pieces of code most interesting are are the bottom of Functions.php and Footer.php, they reference the spam.

  2. premiumwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, but your chosen theme isn’t released under the GPL as they are required to be, and so is not really welcomed by the WordPress community, or deserving of support here.

    I would advise you to save yourself more headaches and potential problems down the track by using that theme and just switch to another theme from a reputable developer. There are plenty of high quality free and premium GPL themes available.

  3. bswan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. You're wrong, and 2. You have no idea what theme I'm talking about, and 3. You aren't a moderator, so why are you responding like one?

  4. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I can see from a credit in the code where you obtained the theme. It is not a free GPL theme from the theme directory, neither is it one from one of the trustworthy commercial providers listed at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/commercial/

    Personally I wouldn't touch that theme or any from that supplier with a ten foot pole and this is why: http://www.themelab.com/2009/12/08/stop-downloading-wordpress-themes-from-shady-sites/

    If you download a free WordPress theme from the wordpress.org theme directory, you know that it does not carry any advertising (apart from in some cases a small easily removed link credit in the footer) and it has been checked and approved by the theme review team.

  5. KrashKartMedia
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would advise you to run TAC, Theme Authenticity Checker, a free plugin that scans themes and makes sure the theme is not harmful to your install of WP, server, etc...

    Also, It is not a free GPL theme. The credit is clear as day!

  6. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually, I'll guarantee that premiumwp is 100% correct. The Theme you're working with is malware, that includes spammy footer links, footer-modification kill code, and, I'm guessing, encrypted footer code as well.

    I don't care what the name of the Theme is; I guarantee that it's not released under a GPL-compatible license.

    And as such, no support will be provided for such a Theme in this forum, as per the stated forum policy.

    I would recommend starting with a Theme from the official WordPress Theme repository, rather than the crappy Theme you're currently trying to use.

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