How To Download and Test ANY Premium WordPress Theme For FREE
STOP!!! Don’t continue until you’ve sufficiently protected yourself against the follies of the Interwebs.
I’m about to send you swimming amongst the sharks and piranhas. Only those protected with a Steel Armor will survive.
I just gave you that link twice. Proceed at your own peril without sufficient protection.
In order to download premium WordPress themes, we will tap into the power of the Bit Torrent. Here is how.
Welcome To The Desert Of The Real
What is Bit Torrent?
Bit Torrent is basically Napster on steroids jacked into adrenaline power grid running on methamphetamines.
Here is the definition from the horse’s mouth:
BitTorrent is the global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. With an installed base of over 160 million clients worldwide, BitTorrent technology has turned conventional distribution economics on its head. The more popular a large video, audio or software file, the faster and cheaper it can be transferred with BitTorrent. The result is a better digital entertainment experience for everyone. Read more.
To tap into the power of Bit Torrent, you will need a client component first. I recommend you download uTorrent. (see video for additional guidance)
Once installed, you can move to step No 2. Torrent Websites
There are many torrent sites out there but I recommend these 3 and in this order.
How To Use These Sites?
If you’ve ever used goggle search than using these sites will be just as easy, however…
Torrent is a very popular method of distributing garbage, viruses, Trojans and all manner of other nastiness. Hence the warning at the head of this post. So…
Use the wisdom of other users to screen for the efficacy of the download. How? By sorting the results based on the number of SE/LEs. (see video)
Large numbers of Seeders/Leechers usually indicates that the file has passed the inspection of many other Torrent users, er go, is probably ok for download.
Most Torrent sites allow you to sort by SE/LEs. Use it.
Be patient. If you don’t find what you’re looking for on one torrent site, try another and then another.
The Trickiness of Torrent Comment System
Comments are a great way to determine if the desired theme/movie/TV Show/audio book/app is in fact kosher.
If most people say the file is A OK, the chances are, the file is A OK. Conversely, if most people say the file is fake…well, you get the idea.
However, sometimes the Copyright holders will employ shills to leave fake comments saying the file contains a virus when it does not (this happens a lot with new movie releases.)
Another great way to verify the validity of the file is to check the Uploader.
Every Torrent will have the username of the Uploader. Click on the Uploader’s username to see other files uploaded by that user and comments affiliated with those other uploads. Also, the length of time on the torrent site (longer the tenure the more credibility) and look for the skull (skull = trusted in Pirate nomenclature)
Some Torrent sites will have a green or red skull next to the name of the Uploader. This is a good sign. These are old pirates with great track records.
Once You Download Your File…
Once you click to download a file, your Bit Torrent client (in our example, this would be uTorrent) will open and start downloading. Wait for it to finish and you will be able to open the file once download completes.
In order to fully test your newly acquired theme, you will need a locally installed WordPress server.
This video will show you how easy it is to do all this. Watch now.