WordPress Theme Security: How To Pick A Secure WordPress Theme

Have you ever wondered if your WordPress theme is secure? Of course is something important! Like any other elements you are using on your WordPress website, you need to be sure that your theme is safe and in this video, you will learn how to use two tools that can help determine if your chosen theme meets WordPress’ standards, which is an excellent first step to verifying its safety The Theme Check plugin enables you to take any of your installed themes and test them to see if they meet WordPress’ official review standards

A passing score doesn’t necessarily mean your theme is perfect, but it is an indicator of solid coding practices To perform a check, you’ll first need to install and activate the plugin Then you’ll be able to access a new Theme Check tab on your dashboard, under Appearance There, you can pick the theme you want to test and simply hit a button to let the plugin do its work Once Theme Check completes the test, it will tell you whether the theme passed or failed

If your choice doesn’t pass, you might want to consider using a different theme, particularly if it doesn’t meet the other criteria like regular updates and strong user reviews As you undoubtedly noticed, this tool shares its name with our previous selection This website is based on a fork of the Theme Check plugin’s code repository Like the plugin, it helps you find a secure WordPress theme, but without requiring you to install or upload any potential themes to your site Best of all, you can check out all the themes other users have uploaded to the site before you, without doing any extra work

If you’re considering buying a premium theme, take a minute to see if it’s already in the database before getting out your wallet All you have to do is type in the name of the theme, hit the search button, and look for it in the results Just make sure you’re checking for the theme’s latest version since the website lists older ones too If your theme’s score shows up in green, you’re on the safe side, although the same caveats apply as with the plugin A high grade isn’t necessarily a guarantee – it just demonstrates secure coding practices

Finally, you can also upload any theme you want to the site and have it tested for free if it’s not already in the database To do this, click on the SELECT FILEZIP button and look for the theme file on your computer Then, just wait for the results to come back! If your theme doesn’t pass muster based on the results from the above tools, it may be time to choose a new one Fortunately, WordPress makes changing your theme easy

In the description box below this video, you'll find links to WordPress themes I encourage you to check out using one of the tools mentioned in this video Finding a WordPress theme that’s safe, stylish, and receives regular updates can take time, but it’s well worth the effort Chances are you’ll stick with the same theme for a while, so it pays to shop around until you find one that meets all of your needs

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