Urgent - Base 64 encode footer block my access to admin page (10 posts)

  1. hiboy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is it not allowed to remove footer ? I came across a wordpress theme in google and decided to use it. After setting up everything nicely with 30+ pages, and ++ posts, i found the footer was not editted and decided to edit it. I tried editing in the footer.php and the front page shown an error message, that kind that was type by the author. Then i realise there were codes encoded in the function files. I tried decoding it and failed. They say error in line 3. Now i couldnt even access my admin login.
    Would someone help me decode and how to edit the footer with author error msg being shown?
    Thank you in advance. I am panicking now.

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There is no reason to include base64 code in themes. It seems to be malicious. Change the theme and revert to Twenty Eleven (deactivate the plugins first).

  3. hiboy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What happen if i continue using malicious theme ,what are the consequence?

    I spend lots of time and effort on this website. like design a nice logo to fit this theme etc , so now left the footer.

  4. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Consequences can be many, such as redirecting traffic, stealing your ad revenue, leaving back doors for hackers and virus infections, etc. Just removing the footer won't do. It will return, and you cannot know.

  5. hiboy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much, krishna
    I understood the consequences

  6. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I understood the consequences

    Nice! Now try to secure your site. If you are looking for a FREE theme, you can find some good secure themes here:

  7. @hiboy, Post the decrypt request to this (horrible, pointless, beaten-to-death, why do people used that nonsense, enough already) thread here.

    Perhaps you can tell I'm not a fan of such requests. ;)

    If you are insist on using that theme, that's your choice. But please do not create new "decrypt this please" topics.

  8. hiboy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi @krishna, in the mist of searching a suitable theme

    Hello @jan - that thread is close for reply if I am not wrong

  9. Closed? Oh yeah, it is. Huh. I guess another moderator disliked that as much as I did! It really was a pointless thread, using themes like that is a darwinian exercise.

    By "darwinian exercise" I mean "self-inflicted damage". ;)

    That said, please do not post a new "decrypt this" thread. Give this a read instead.


    Quoting a much smarter person then I am:

    Sorry, but your chosen theme is not released under GPL. Non GPL products are not welcome in the WordPress community. Official WordPress policy states that all plugins and themes that are publicly released are required to adhere to http://wordpress.org/about/gpl/

    Any support requests for non-GPL products are usually ignored, in the interests of supporting the community and its freedoms.

    Any software that uses that base64_decode nonsense is not GPL and if you insist on using one of those [ see my descriptive adjectives above ] themes then I'm sorry, but that's your choice. You'll have to sort it out yourself or a much better solution would be to just stop hurting yourself and don't use that software.

  10. hiboy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for these valuable knowledge.
    Most probably i look for alternative themes

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