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SamBerson says

Hey there!

I’ve currently got a few items pending approval on TF and CC.

I decided to use Dropbox to host my previews, as it’s a lot quicker to load than my own web servers, and it obviously free to use.

I also like it because it in some ways protects your templates from being nulled and ripped off the servers, as all of the directories are invisible, and you can only view files if you know the direct address. So for example, you couldn’t go to the images directory and see all of the files there.

What does everyone think about using Dropbox?

Should I use my own servers or not?

Sam :)

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GentleThemes says

Hi Sam, my point of view is a bit different: I don’t care how many times my themes/templates are “stolen”, just because I don’t believe those people would buy the theme, no matter how hard it is to steal it. If it’s too hard, they’ll just use another (free or nulled) one. So, in case they’ll use my (nulled) theme, I’ll at least get some additional exposure… not in all cases of course, but often. And when they’ll decide to stop using nulled themes (I still do believe in people :) ), they’ll maybe use one of my themes.

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SamBerson says

Hi Sam, my point of view is a bit different: I don’t care how many times my themes/templates are “stolen”, just because I don’t believe those people would buy the theme, no matter how hard it is to steal it. If it’s too hard, they’ll just use another (free or nulled) one. So, in case they’ll use my (nulled) theme, I’ll at least get some additional exposure… not in all cases of course, but often. And when they’ll decide to stop using nulled themes (I still do believe in people :) ), they’ll maybe use one of my themes.

Great advice – thank you very much!

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ChapterThemes says

It makes no difference. People can still save the whole website if they want to steal the html and css and images or whatever else is visible in a template or theme

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SamBerson says

It makes no difference. People can still save the whole website if they want to steal the html and css and images or whatever else is visible in a template or theme

Yes, I suppose that’s true.

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FRESHFACE says

... as all of the directories are invisible, and you can only view files if you know the direct address. So for example, you couldn’t go to the images directory and see all of the files there…

One of the solutions is to simply place an empty index.html file in all folders. Then the server opens that file instead of the whole folder.

But still… you will get ripped :)

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KrownThemes says

Can you install WordPress on Dropbox? :D

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SamBerson says

Can you install WordPress on Dropbox? :D

No, unfortunately not. I was thinking more about HTML templates and CodeCanyon demos.

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