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What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by macloaded: 1:10pm On Oct 29, 2016
Please I need you guys opinion on this.

I want to start a blog but after going through themeforest to check some of the themes, i found one that i like but the problem is that its kind of expensive (about $64).

But I got someone who claims to have the theme and is willing to sell it to me at a cheaper price.

And calculating my expenses am considering going for the cheaper one, but i dont know if it is risky, like if it might have some security issues or anything, please i need you guys opinion on this.

Especially with this recession of a thing and having to pay over 15k for .ng domain.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Nobody: 3:03pm On Oct 29, 2016
No, it's not risky depending if the theme is complete and has full support

Can i know the name of the theme?
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by aragon4realz(m): 5:48pm On Oct 29, 2016
sometimes the theme has some ad codes in them which you will not see as admin and secondly you will never receive updates about the theme if you don't have your activation key or something like that

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Tolzeal(m): 9:59am On Oct 30, 2016
aragon4realz:
sometimes the theme has some ad codes in them which you will not see as admin and secondly you will never receive updates about the theme if you don't have your activation key or something like that





never say NEVER...

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by aragon4realz(m): 11:57am On Oct 30, 2016
Tolzeal:





never say NEVER...
then explain how you get your update without your activation key
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Nobody: 1:15pm On Oct 30, 2016
The truth is some premium theme developers may decide to sell all their themes at a very cheap price. For example, with just about $199, one can get all themes made by themeforest from their official site.

This is what most people do and then turn around to retail these themes at cheaper rates. Selling it once doesn't mean it's gone! They can sell to as many people as they want for good profit.
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To the best of my knowledge, I think buying from third party is safe, providing the seller got it legally from the makers.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by macloaded: 2:16pm On Oct 30, 2016
Laive:
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To the best of my knowledge, I think buying from third party is safe, providing the seller got it legally from the makers.


Yeah, thats the problem, i dont know how the seller got it, if it is legally or not.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by macloaded: 2:19pm On Oct 30, 2016
supersonic1:
No, it's not risky depending if the theme is complete and has full support

Can i know the name of the theme?

Thanks, the theme is Newspaper by tagDiv
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Nobody: 4:10pm On Oct 30, 2016
macloaded:


Thanks, the theme is Newspaper by tagDiv

Getting the full one is rare as you have to use the code sent to your email when bought. I also have the theme which is working perfectly but its asking for code which doesnt give me full support.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Sanchez01: 6:20am On Oct 31, 2016
aragon4realz:
sometimes the theme has some ad codes in them which you will not see as admin and secondly you will never receive updates about the theme if you don't have your activation key or something like that
This only applies to those using a free version of a theme. You only get limited support, and sometimes see the theme signature in a footer mode. Everything changes the moment you purchase the theme. After you activate it, that is.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Sanchez01: 6:22am On Oct 31, 2016
macloaded:


Thanks, the theme is Newspaper by tagDiv
My little advice is that you purchase your theme from themeforest. You'd get to read buyer's reactions and even the attributes of those themes, as well as use or try a demo version. Truth is I cannot think of buying a theme outside of themeforest.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by sathel(m): 6:23am On Oct 31, 2016
It's very unsafe

Well life is a risk baba.

Take it
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by driand(m): 6:25am On Oct 31, 2016
Dunno, just "hear say"
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by webincomeplus(m): 6:26am On Oct 31, 2016
Your major concern is the source of the theme. You have nothing to fear if it was created by or purchased from reputable premium theme makers like Elegant themes, Studiopress, Mythemeshop, Woothemes, Themeforest, and so on.

Even if someone buys from these outlets and decides to resell to you, there should be no issues except that the person (if he's tech-savvy and dubious) decides to incorporate malicious lines of code that can compromise your private data.

In any case, it's better to buy directly from the theme vendors. The price might be more, but it's nothing compared to how much you can lose to a security mess.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by GeoOla25(m): 6:31am On Oct 31, 2016
I don't really have this passion for blogging, maybe just because I don't wanna know or I don't care to know.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Naskiid(m): 6:32am On Oct 31, 2016
macloaded:
Please I need you guys opinion on this.

I want to start a blog but after going through themeforest to check some of the themes, i found one that i like but the problem is that its kind of expensive (about $64).

But I got someone who claims to have the theme and is willing to sell it to me at a cheaper price.

And calculating my expenses am considering going for the cheaper one, but i dont know if it is risky, like if it might have some security issues or anything, please i need you guys opinion on this.

Especially with this recession of a thing and having to pay over 15k for .ng domain.

Message me with any theme name on ThemeForest and I will sens you the download link
Contact[at]nasiruvictor[dot]com

Dollar is too high to be dashing Oyibo people 46-64 dollars. They have already sold enough.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by exlinkleads(f): 6:33am On Oct 31, 2016
why not buy it from the original source?


we Nigerians like to cut corners..... and yet asking if their is a downside



buy it from the original source ok, so that if it has any problem, u can sue
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by JeffreyJamez(m): 6:41am On Oct 31, 2016
Buy it from the original Source..
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by aragon4realz(m): 6:41am On Oct 31, 2016
Sanchez01:

This only applies to those using a free version of a theme. You only get limited support, and sometimes see the theme signature in a footer mode. Everything changes the moment you purchase the theme. After you activate it, that is.
we are not talking about a free version here, we are talking about paid version without activation key
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Timroy: 6:45am On Oct 31, 2016
Naskiid:


Message me with any theme name on ThemeForest and I will sens you the download link
Contact[at]nasiruvictor[dot]com

Dollar is too high to be dashing Oyibo people 46-64 dollars. They have already sold enough.


@Nasklid, am not in need of themforest but just wanted to say to u that I respect people like u with d true hackers spirit(freedom). I'll need u soon sha. One love

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by eezeribe(m): 7:00am On Oct 31, 2016
I don't know
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Dumdum217(m): 7:04am On Oct 31, 2016
exlinkleads:
why not buy it from the original source?


we Nigerians like to cut corners..... and yet asking if their is a downside



buy it from the original source ok, so that if it has any problem, u can sue

This is crap. When it comes to things like this, its not only Nigerians that likes cutting corners.

Its mostly oyibos that hacks these e products and sell them at lower prices.

See, oyibos like free things as every other race so stop that crap of Nigerians wanting to cut corners cause is applicable to other countries.

By the way, anybody that wants any premium theme or premium plugin. Anything you can think of as far as its a blogging tool you can message to get it free but some you have to pay a token.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Fantastic2m(m): 7:12am On Oct 31, 2016
sathel:
It's very unsafe

Well life is a risk baba.

Take it

Try free themes
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by drey22(m): 7:23am On Oct 31, 2016
I'm just hear to say I develop themes
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by lanre316: 7:44am On Oct 31, 2016
OP, download this WordPress plugin called TAC (Theme authenticity checker), patiently use it to analyze if the theme you got from third party contains any malicious code injected by the third party (that is the only risk). If no malicious code is found, you're good to go. It is confirmed to be exactly as it is if you bought from the source.

Although buying from the source is the best. But paying 199 dollars for it when you have alternatives is a sin in this recession period.

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Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by wizkidblogger(f): 8:08am On Oct 31, 2016
Risky but nothing to fear is he third party is trustworthy. I sell too and i do send the updated themes to those that buy from me.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by BuddhaPalm(m): 9:07am On Oct 31, 2016
If you're ready to have your site compromised, in the nearest future, and your hosting suspended, then you should go ahead.

The potential wahala is not worth the savings.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Nobody: 9:33am On Oct 31, 2016
Be careful o guy, even tho you are paying, it cud be a modified nulled scripts kind of theme. Certainly not ideal for a serious site like you're painting yours to be. I'd advice either going for s cheaper theme then look for someone who can customize the look and feel. Later you can decide to get this one.
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by khristology(m): 9:34am On Oct 31, 2016
I got lots of my themes form third party resellers and they all work well.
Op if you're interested hit me up @ a cheaper price. grin
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by yungcheda(m): 11:09am On Oct 31, 2016
Buy from the original source. There is huge advantages like huge support from users and developers of the themes and frequent updates. Updates are great. When i started getting updates on my ps4 and its games, ms office, windows OS and many pc softwares and even android apps, i started looking forward to updates...dont under estimate updates and support
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by ibietela2(m): 11:45am On Oct 31, 2016
It's not that's if he actually bought it.

What theme is that?
Re: What Is The Risk In Buying A Premium Theme From a Third-party? by Dhilariousdandy(m): 12:50pm On Oct 31, 2016

After reading all the comments, I noticed that majority of people here wants the OP to buy the theme from them... Chaii!! Nigerians... grin

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