Check Your Free WordPress Themes For Threats

For the people who are using wordpress as their CMS, here’s a utility that you should not let go of. The majority of us people are using free wordpress themes and yes, searching for new ones and updating them time to time. But most of us don’t know if a certain wordpress theme contains malicious or unwanted code, advertisements, links that you can’t get rid of, javaScripts inserted into legitimate themes by third party theme download sites etc.

This can surely cause you a problem in form of either getting your wordpress blog/website hacked etc.

Here’s a solution called “TAC” aka “Theme Authenticity Checker”. What it does is searches the source files of every installed theme for signs of malicious code and if there is such thing, it displays it which you can afterwards check with the author and sort things out.

Tac

Tac basically is a wordpress plugin which can be installed easily. After installation, perform a scan on all the themes installed on your blog and it will check for any kind of threats that they might have.

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33 Responses to Check Your Free WordPress Themes For Threats

  1. Susan October 23, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    I love this new tool.

  2. Susan October 23, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    I love this new tool.

  3. weight loss wordpress theme August 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Great collection of free wp themes! Good job of keeping them together.