Want to hear the short version first? Here it is (again): don’t let your WordPress theme handle portfolio, or any other functionality. Imagine that sentence is bold, underlined and blinking at the same time, so it’s easier to memorize. Now read on to see how you can recover your lost content before Google bots hit…
For those of you not aware of WordPress.org theme review process, I recommend that you read Theme Review article at WordPress Codex. If you’re looking for a WordPress theme, there’s hardly a better place to tell you what you should expect from it. In case Codex article is too technical, and for non-developers some parts certainly are, you might want to read our post on what users should and shouldn’t expect from a WordPress theme first.
You take several ribs, maybe a chicken, some potatoes, a piece of pumpkin, add several exoticpices and you have it – a delicious dish called Cazuela.
Now, if this is not the recipe you have hoped for, let me give you a different one; for a premium WordPress theme, this time. And for Free.
With the latest algorithm updates (penguin & panda), Google has taken serious steps against spam and toward creating more usable internet. Although WordPress is not among the SEO friendliest platforms right out of the box, it won’t get you anywhere near the red area of being penalized, unless a human factor gets involved.
As with everything in life, being secure comes down to being cautious, reasonable and thinking logically. Security is a serious business and security and WordPress is always a big issue.