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encrypted code in the theme's footer (8 posts)

  1. reggae-fm
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi,

    Can anyone help me please, i've downloaded and installed wordpress 2.3.2 successfully, and i've managed to find a suitable theme and partially customize it, however the footer was encrypted and I got the origional code and replaced it but it seems to have messed up my layout. And my pages nwo display differently in firefox and in IE.

    Can someone please help!!!

  2. t3ch33
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    without seeing the before/after code, i don't think anyone can help.

  3. Len
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you're referring to the site listed in your profile you probably missed a DIV somewhere when you replaced the encrypted code. I suggest you take a look at a few themes to get an idea of what you're doing.

    As a side note, I'd be cautious of themes using encryption. It may be a harmless way of preventing users from replacing footer links but who really knows? I took a look at some of the themes on the site you downloaded your theme from and didn't like what I saw in searchform.php. Some of the themes I looked at had this,

    <?php echo $_SERVER ['PHP_SELF']; ?>

    NEVER EVER use that. Instead use,

    <?php bloginfo ('home'); ?>

    Exercise caution when downloading themes. There are some sites out there intentionally distributing shady code. My advice is stick to the official WP theme repository or the sites of trusted authors.

  4. SimonJ
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    reggae-fm wrote : "however the footer was encrypted"

    My short answer : Get rid of that theme. Find another one or learn how to build your own. Really.

    S.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yep!
    Listen to SimonJ.
    There are some bad guys offering themes with crappy encrypted code in the footer. Do NOT use their theme and blog about them: make the whole world know about their ugly practices :)

    [edited the bad title]

  6. jt4000
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My advice is stick to the official WP theme repository or the sites of trusted authors.

    For your information. I downloaded the Tecnologist theme from the trusted list and activated it. It has an encryptred footer with links in it. If I try to change back to the default theme it breaks my site.
    Could someone please comment on what this site realted to the technologist theme is about?
    Are people bidding for the links that appear in the footer on my blog?

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Are people bidding for the links that appear in the footer on my blog?

    short answer: yes

    Long answer: yes, theyre called sponsored themes; they suck, and most of recommend steering clear of them.

    If you find a sponsored theme, especially one with encrypted code, within themes.wordpress.net, your advised to send off an email via one of the links, since there aren't s'posed to be any on there.

  8. Yes, use http://themes.wordpress.net/ for themes. Themes you get elsewhere may be shady.

    Better yet, write your own. They're not hard if you know HTML.

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