• rabox66

    (@rabox66)


    Hi, community
    I am designer and one of my cleints websites was hacked. So we are looking for possible reasons. One is the theme. I used https://underscores.me/ in an older version (I suppose it is from 2012 or around that time) As it is a blank theme, it never received any updates.

    My question is simply if that is not a risk, cause the code might be outdated. Does anybody know more about that?

    Thanks
    Raphael

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    I still have sites out on the net with themes based on underscores that have not been updated or hacked. I don’t think there’s vulnerabilities in the code.

    Get a fresh cup of coffee, take a deep breath and carefully follow this guide. When you’re done, you may want to implement some (if not all) of the recommended security measures.

    If you’re unable to clean your site(s) successfully, there are reputable organizations that can clean your sites for you. Sucuri and Wordfence are a couple.

    Thread Starter rabox66

    (@rabox66)

    Thanks. That is my only concern: That the older versions uf unserscore might be outdated since there are no updates abailaable, but the code of underscores is no more that one it used to be.

    Since years I build 50% og my sites using underscore, now it must be a lot… 😉

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    As the focus for WP moves to blocks, it’s probably time to find a good block-based starter theme.

    Thread Starter rabox66

    (@rabox66)

    Hi Steven,
    OK, maybe. But the theme works, the client is happy, there are no problems. so I do not see any necaissity to recode it. My only concern was the security of the old code.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    I wasn’t suggesting going back into old sites — no client would pay for that –but as a thought going forward.

    Thread Starter rabox66

    (@rabox66)

    OK, so I understand better. Which starter-theme you would recommend nowadays?

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