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There are no hidden or encrypted links in my themes

There are no hidden / encrypted links anywhere on my themes. I have never released such a theme.

Recently one of my theme users [his name is Yannis], contacted me through my contact page.He said,

Hi, I came across a plugin called TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker) that’s supposed to reveal encrypted codes in wp themes.
They also say that we should stop using themes with encrypted codes.
Surprisingly, TAC found encrypted codes in SeaShore and in MistyLook (I was using previously).
Any comments please.

I was quite puzzled about that and then tried the plugin on my own website.
It showed an error message like this.
This error shows up on a line in my theme’s contact page template [contact.php].
This template helps in creating a contact page so that the visitors can send personal messages to the site owners.
When these messages are submitted, the contact.php file encrypts the message and then sends it as an email to the site owner.
This is not an issue at all. So if you come across this message from that plugin, it is OK to ignore the warning.
I thought I should let you all know about this.


  1. wprocks


    September 19, 2010 at 6:40 am

    I don’t appreciate you using base64 code on your themes to force people to link to you rubbish best cheap web hosting page.
    You’ve encripted some code which checks the footer to make sure that the backlinks are intact, and if they’re not, then it forced the page not to display, and you also encrypted another piece of code which checks for the other encrypted code for presence. And if it’s ommited or deleted then it also kills the page.
    This is not the ethos of wordpress. I removed the link and the encrpyted code.

    • wprocks


      September 19, 2010 at 6:40 am

      No Karim, I never did anything like that. Which one of my themes you saw with encryption? Did you download it from my site?
      I accept I do have a sponsored link in the footer, but it is not encrypted and if people remove it, the theme would still work fine.
      Let me know which one of my themes you saw with encrypted links.

  2. wprocks


    September 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Ok Sadish, I’m sorry if I got this wrong. There is a theme called AquaGreen, that looks a lot different to yours, maybe its an older version or it’s a different theme altogether.
    It came packaged with a crowd mountain online marketing course, and had some footer backlinks that would be very difficult to remove and it had a footer check function in base 64 that made sure that the footer links were there.
    Maybe the rogue distributor put that code in to prevent people from removing his/her link.

  3. wprocks


    September 19, 2010 at 6:41 am

    sadish, sorry I was wrong to accuse you, there are two themes called aquagreen.
    the one I am having issues with is
    that’s not your one.

  4. wprocks


    September 19, 2010 at 6:42 am

    Yes it must have been done by somebody else. I have never done such an encrypted footer links at any time.
    Thanks for writing back.

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