I would like to warn readers and WordPress users to NOT download themes from sites that have not developed the themes themselves. I urge news sites to link back to the original theme author’s download to keep things safe and consistent. There are too many sites out there distributing “premium WordPress themes for free” and their intentions are not good.
This particular warning is thanks to an astute reader who pointed out another such site called blogstheme.com. They also provide “premium WordPress themes for free” but have modified the footer to suit themselves. The “WordPress” link in the footer of every theme distributed by that site links back to blogstheme.com and the downloads are not pristine as intended by the designers of the themes. The footers are also tainted with sponsored links that the original authors did not put there. I see a whole bunch of Small Potato’s themes on that site as well as themes from many other designers. Though the theme page lists the original author, the theme download is from blogstheme.com and not from the original authors’ site.
I suggest that WordPress users stay away from themes distributed by blogstheme.com. This is not the first site that has tried to deceive WordPress users and this will not be the last. Please be careful to choose the right source of your WordPress download.