Avoid Free Premium Plugins

One of our customers, Fabián Rodríguez, alerted us to this highly informative post written by the folks at Sucuri.

Unmasking “Free” Premium WordPress Plugins

The TL;DR version is this: There is no such thing as free premium plugins. These are being offered free and sometimes even for a price but the sole purpose is to inject malicious code into your site. As Pippin Williamson commented, “Whether you are downloading a free plugin or purchasing a commercial one, please only ever do it from the original source. Downloading commercial plugins for free from other sources may seem inviting but, as this post shows, it can really bite you in the rear.”