How to keep your WordPress Theme from being hacked

WordPress Theme Hack!

wp-hackKeeping you WordPress theme protected from being used by others is sometimes very important, especially if it is available on the web, or you intend to sell it.

Most of the times, themes are accompanied with additional information, which make them vulnerable from being hacked. A typical example of this kind of information is given below:

 

 

 

/*
Theme Name: Ony Happy Cloud
Theme URI: http://example.com/free-base-wordpress-theme
Version: 1.0.0
Author: Shiny
Author URI: http://www.example.com
*/

Basically this is everything all other users need, to hack your theme.

Q: So, how to prevent WordPress Theme Hacking?

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Ten initial Plugins to kick-off in WordPress

wordpress-pluginsThere are thousands of Plugins for WordPress out on the internet. However, there are some that worth spending a little bit of time and familiarize with them.

They tackle the initial requirements and help a lot in building a WordPress site / blog.

So, here is the list with some info for each one of them

– All in One SEO (In a few words, it integrates your WordPress site /blog with SEO)

– Akismet (Spam filter for WordPress comments)

– WPtouch (Gives your WordPress site / blog the mobile appeal. Just think of how many users reach you via smartphones, mobile phones nowadays)

– Editor Extender (Enhances your WordPress editor)

– WordPress.com Stats (Provides statistics for your WordPress site /blog)

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Poor techniques for Backlink Strategies

Backlinking Mistakes

Just like Drink Responsibly holds for Drinking, the same holds for Backlinking! Be cautious when submitting your website. Here are some tips and strategies to avoid when promoting your website:

  • Do not use white color when submitting your website in other white background websites, just to cheat the owner of the other website you may have access to; Google does not like that kind of backlinks.
  • Avoid submitting to directories that don’t review submissions and let anyone in.
  • Avoid submitting to directories that have several Google ads disguised to look like their own content above the other links.
  • Don’t submit to sites that aren’t relevant to the focus of your site.
  • Avoid pages with links inside of frames (this will steal your traffic).
  • Don’t submit to blog networks and limit blog rolls.
  • Don’t submit to article networks (they post your article to multiple sites).
  • Don’t let anyone link to you from every page of their website (sitewide links).
  • Check if backlinks have a noFollow attribute.
  • Avoid Linking to sites with bad reputation.
  • Check if the submitted link is a broken one.
  • Avoid (Spammy) Blog Commenting