WordPress nulled themes and plugins – 9 reasons you MUST avoid (2019)

What are WordPress nulled themes and plugins

Simple and fast: cracked themes and plugins which you can download free are WordPress nulled themes and plugins.  WordPress is an open source software which is under GPL license. Some people believe because of that, they can use premium themes and plugins for free. But it is not definitely true.

If you are a WordPress beginner and running your website on low budget, you might not have enough money. On the other hand, some premium and necessary themes and plugins are a bit expensive. This is the exact point you have to overcome your temptation. Because saving for example 40$ might result in your whole business and website. If you are still in doubt, here are the reasons why it is not safe to use WordPress nulled themes and plugins. But before starting this topic, you must know that if you use these plugins and themes, you are gambling on your WordPress security. You can read more about WordPress security items here : WordPress security checklist 2019.

Why you should not use WordPress nulled themes and plugins

Here are the reasons WordPress nulled themes and plugins:

  1. Support
  2. Update
  3. Documentation
  4. SEO
  5. Malicious code
  6. Malware
  7. Illegal
  8. Ruin creativity
  9. Free alternatives

 

1. Support

support for WordPress legal products
Support for WordPress legal products

Even professional WordPress users need support sometimes. Developers pay lots of money to support experts to have best support of their products. They do not support everyone who is using their product. If you ask them for help, they ask about your license code! And if you do not have license code, so you do not have support!

2. Update

Every program in the world has different problems which are generally called bug. As users use those programs, they face problems and inform the developer about that problem or bug. The developer fix that problem and release a new version of that program which is called update. Now guess what? Anyone who uses WordPress nulled themes and plugins do not receive those updates. These users have to search for the nulled of new releases and in most cases they cannot find it. While legal users have updates fast and easy.

3. Documentation

Documentation is not provided for WordPress nulled themes and plugins
Documentation is not provided for WordPress nulled themes and plugins

Beside using great support teams, developers use a team to write the best documentations for their legal users. In most cases you do not even need to contact support team if you refer to documentations. As it is clear as a day, there is no documentation for users of WordPress nulled themes and plugins. The interesting point is as the developer update the plugin or theme, they update the documentations too. Which means if illegal users can find a release of documentation, again they cannot find the new ones.

4. SEO

Maybe you do not expect this one. But be sure using WordPress nulled themes and plugins may result in complete demolition of your site’s SEO. Why? Almost all nulled plugins contain harmful codes which redirects your visitors to other websites. On the other hand, almost all of destination websites are harmful and steal users’ cookies. Search engines are smart and detect what is happening your site. If they detect this unwilling redirections. They penalize you and show your links in last search pages. Which means you might not be seen at all. In worst cases, they might completely de-indexing you and remove you from their database. It is the worst nightmare for an online business or website owner.

To change it you need to spend too much money and time. In some cases, you even cannot retrieve what you have lost easily. You have to run a new website from scratch. Does it logical to lose everything for saving just 40$?

5. Malicious code

Have you ever though why someone should put himself in trouble and gives you free themes and plugins? As we mentioned in previous part, WordPress nulled themes and plugins result in redirecting your visitors to other harmful sites. This is the least damage to you. These people put malicious codes in nulled plugins and themes which can turn to your nightmare. For example, they steal your customers and visitors’ data without you even know! Imagine a website which turned to a great online business and it is still using the first nulled theme installed at start point. There is important information on these websites and hackers waited time to reach you know easily. Sweet!

6. Malware

As I said in previous section, there are malicious codes in WordPress nulled themes and plugins. There could be malwares too. These malwares can do something like dark magic! E.g. set a back door for hackers to enter your site as easy as drinking water! Or poisoning all your files and data. They could spread viruses to computers around the globe from your site. Can you imagine what other things can happen? The horrifying point is in 99.99% of cases even expert programmers cannot find these codes! They are completely hidden. Why do you want put your WordPress security at such a great risk?

7. Illegal

Developers produce their products under licenses. This means they sell their plugins and themes legally. It is clear as day if somebody use their products as WordPress nulled themes and plugins, acted against law. Do you want to face some lawyers beside putting your WordPress security in danger?

8. Ruin creativity

Using WordPress nulled themes and plugins will kill creativity
Using WordPress nulled themes and plugins will kill creativity

Put yourself in the developer’s position. You might say they are earning tons of money and if I use just two or three WordPress nulled themes and plugins is not much. But do you know the volume of using nulled plugins? Or the amount of money they are spending for their team? What would you do in their position? You spend lots of time and money and create something full of innovation and creativity. Suddenly realize there are thousands of people who are stealing from you instead of buying your products legally. Don’t you stop working? So if you want kill creativity in WordPress world, continue using nulled products.

9. Free alternatives

We are 100% sure you can find free alternative plugins and themes on WordPress resources, which are even better than the similar premium themes and plugins. This item is even available for themes. You can find hundreds of free themes and thousands of plugins in WordPress recourse. So do not put yourself in stress of using WordPress nulled themes and plugins when there are free alternatives available.

 

Conclusion

In a full review article, we have surveyed of using nulled themes and plugins. There is a great point in using these products: They are free! And you might save up to 100$! But you can put everything you have at risk. Have you any experience in using WordPress nulled themes and plugins. Please share with us any pros and cons you have found while using them!

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