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    Charmian Stewart

    Hi all, I am a newbie to WordPress. I downloaded a theme called praseodymiumic (you can view it at: How do I get my site to look like it does on the above url. My site is Are there widgets or plugins that I need to activate?


    Most theme demos showcase a bunch of features, widgets, etc. that may not be active by default. I suggest you copy them for some guidance.

    Charmian Stewart

    I think it is the widgets, it offers archives, links, social network badges, calendar, meta, recent comments, search, categories, pages, recent posts, tag cloud, custom menu, feedburner subscription, RSS and text. I don’t know which I need to activate to me it look like the original demo. On the right where it says I should drag widgets to activate has areas labeled Home 1, Home 2, Home 3, Sidebar, Footer 1, Footer 2, Footer. I will try to view in browser to figure out these different areas of the web page.

    James P

    I noticed on the theme page there were specific installation instructions that might relate to your issues:

    Scroll till you see ‘Installation’.

    It specifically mentions a couple of plugins you need to activate, how to access the Praseodynmiumic Options, and how to customize the front page to have things like the slide show.

    D.K. Smith

    This theme has a serious security issue. There appears to be a hidden backdoor coded into one of the files, through which someone (a hacker) will be able to enter your site without permission.

    I HIGHLY recommend you not use this theme. You get what you pay for, and these types of issues are fairly frequent on free theme sites.

    See this post,

    Charmian Stewart

    I took that theme off. I a newbie to WordPress but could you explain how you know there is a security issue with this theme?

    D.K. Smith

    I’ll break this down as best I can:

    The prelude.php file in the includes folder contains hashed code (encoded, unable to read by normal methods). There’s an “eval(base64” executable (it makes something happen) hidden in that file.

    I haven’t decoded it however; the only reason to have a hashed file in a theme is to hide something, and base64 is a common hacker footprint

    It may be a simple backdoor, which is bad enough however; lately we’ve been seeing some very sophisticated encoded hacks.

    Whatever flavor this may be… bottom line is that they all compromise your site’s security.

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