Beware of ‘bad’ WordPress templates

I can read just a bit of html and a bit of php codes. I said read means I can identify them and know where they start and where they end. However, if you add in something foreign, I will be blind as a bat. So, it doesn’t occurred to me that there are sites which do that. They add some invisible code which link backs to them. While we won’t be able to see it, Google will. And that spells doom for those who have Adsense running on their blogs.

Weblog Tools Collection post a warning and I only knew about such occurences. So, folks, remember to download your free WordPress Themes from trusted sites only. But how do we know if the site is a trusted site? Well, I don’t know. Maybe use only the Theme Viewer from

Post Author: lilian

4 thoughts on “Beware of ‘bad’ WordPress templates


    (August 8, 2007 - 2:31 pm)

    do you know whether google PR has been updated? It seems like everyone is talking about it.


    (August 8, 2007 - 2:37 pm)

    Most templates have a link back to the creator down the bottom. That’s not such a huge deal – you should be happy to credit those who help you out anyway. But there are definitely a few template makers out there being more sneaky – adding links to Viagra programs and what not.


    (August 8, 2007 - 3:11 pm)

    I agree with greeniologist. I dun mind giving credit to whom its due. It’s unethical to add other links to other sites in hope of hoping a few bucks. :-)


    (August 8, 2007 - 4:35 pm)

    helen – Yeah, some sneaky ones are out there and noobs like us won’t know.

    greeniologist – It is very evil as innocent aka noobs like me wouldn’t be able to tell and it may cause harm. Bad of them to do so.

    gerry – It is moving but I don’t see any changes. I don’t hope to see ‘cos it only means bad news more than good. Scary.

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