New to WP and trying to get up to speed. Must say I am demoralized with the amount of malware built-in to some seemingly highly recommended, clean and genuine free theme sites. Was hoping to cut my teeth on designing from a free site then moving on to some purchased ones but who is to say that base64 or others won't be found in ones I put up good money for?
Is it worth cleaning up a theme that you really like and how does one ensure they are running a safe theme? I am using the suggested plug-ins Theme Check, TAC and Exploit Scanner but how does one really get any comfort long term?
Thanks in advance for any wisdom on this.
Best, Chief Foodie