Wow, that was a lot of work. I’ve come across all of those sites and didn’t even stop to coidnser whether the themes might have malicious code.I completely agree with your assessments. I can’t think of a single valid reason to have encrypted code inside a WordPress theme, seeing as the code is supposed to be GPLed.@Jim Wow! That is a powerful point. I guess that’s why some sites use WP or WPMU instead. But I never even thought about that one. I wonder if WordPress has even thought about pressing the case against those sits.