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WordPress Plugin and Theme Security

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Support Team Rep.

    Generally, no. The themes and plugins hosted here at wordpress.org go through a very strict inspection process that (among other things) guarantees them to be free of malicious code.

    But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be tricked into downloading a theme or plugin elsewhere that contains malicious code. If you’re ever concerned, install and run this plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exploit-scanner/

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