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josweb says

I wonder if you could help me out please. I have just had my first template approved on TF. I have noticed that it has already been pirated. I won’t mention the name but I read a comment thread where somebody asked if it had been ripped as the file was marked as FULL .

The wonderful pirater replied that the author (me) had an unprotected directory.

I don’t know what this is… so I am asking for some help please for future reference! How do I protect my directory? Many thanks! Eeeeeeeeekkk!

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Thecodingdude says

Easy as pie and will take you less then 60 seconds.

Create an index.php/index.html file which is blank.

Obviously don’t replace your main index file.

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josweb says

Thank you very much indeed. Wish I’d know that before! Off to send some DMCA ’s!...

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KarmaThemes says

Easy as pie and will take you less then 60 seconds.

Create an index.php/index.html file which is blank.

Obviously don’t replace your main index file.

Hi Thecodingdude, I don’t really understand that but I’m interested in this, can you please explain it to me? Like why it’s protective exactly?
Thank you!

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Landonw says

For instance, if I have the

wp-unite/images/ folder, anyone can view it and see all files in it, but if I create:

wp-unite/images/index.html they won’t be able to see the folder’s hierarchy, which makes for easy ripping, but instead a blank index.html

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KarmaThemes says

Oh thanks landon I completely understand now! Thanks for the explanation and have a nice weekend :)

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josweb says

Bit late for me now….. Lesson learned number… 23! Ho hum, all my hard work taken in a second =(

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Thecodingdude says

Bit late for me now….. Lesson learned number… 23! Ho hum, all my hard work taken in a second =(

Pirates will pirate. Protected or un protected.

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josweb says

aye…..... =)

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KarmaThemes says

I just sent some DCMAs as well but I guess I will stop googling for our themes,… it’s really frustrating :/ I was very pleased to notice that two hosts replied after 2 minutes and took the link to our files down. But there are definitely many fish in the sea. And they stink.

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