How To Know If Themes and Plugins Are Safe

  1. Online reviews 01:39
    • Do a search on the plugin or theme that you’re planning to use.
    • If it’s pretty popular, there will be a ton of reviews online.
    • If you can’t find reviews, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just test it out on a development environment before putting it on your site.
  2. Social media WordPress groups 02:39
    • Post in your WordPress Facebook group or other online forums and ask if certain themes and plugins are safe.
  3. WordPress Repository is almost always safe 02:56
    • If you are downloading from the WordPress repository, these downloads are almost always safe because these have been through a code review with WordPress itself.
    • If you are downloading from a website directly, be more careful.

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