56
Validation results

Ascend

Ascend

WordPress 4.9.8 theme
56
Critical alerts
  1. Customizer : Sanitization of Customizer settings Found a Customizer setting that did not have a sanitization callback function in file extension_customizer.php. Every call to the add_setting() method needs to have a sanitization callback function passed.
  2. Malware : Operations on file system fopen was found in the file class.redux_helpers.php
    Line 657: //$fp = fopen( $file, 'r' );
    fread was found in the file class.redux_helpers.php
    Line 660: //$file_data = fread( $fp, 8192 );
    fclose was found in the file class.redux_helpers.php
    Line 663: //fclose( $fp );
Warning
  1. theme tags : Presence of bad theme tagsFound wrong tag custom-logo in style.css header.
  2. Comment pagination : Declaration of comment paginationThe theme doesn't have comment pagination code in it. Use paginate_comments_links() to add comment pagination, or older previous_comments_link() and next_comments_link() functions.
  3. Custom elements : Presence of custom headerNo reference to custom header was found in the theme.
  4. Screenshot : Screenshot fileBad screenshot file extension ! File screenshot.png is not an actual JPG file. Detected type was : "image/png".
Tip-off
  1. Static links : Presence of hard-coded linksPossible hard-coded links were found in the file footer.php.
    Line 121: $footertext = str_replace('[theme-credit]','- WordPress Theme by <a href='https://www.kadencethemes.com/' target='_blank'>Kadence Themes</a>',$footer
    Possible hard-coded links were found in the file options.php.
    Line 50: 'intro_text'           => 'Upgrade to <a href='https://www.kadencethemes.com/product/ascend-premium-wordpress-theme/?utm_s
    Line 51: 'footer_credit' 		=> __('Thank you for using the Ascend Theme by <a href='https://kadencethemes.com/' target='_blank'>Kadence Themes</a>.', 'ascend')
  2. Optional files : Presence of rtl stylesheet rtl.cssThis theme does not contain optional file rtl.php.
  3. Optional files : Presence of category template file category.phpThis theme does not contain optional file category.php.
  4. Optional files : Presence of tag template file tag.phpThis theme does not contain optional file tag.php.
  5. Optional files : Presence of term template file taxonomy.phpThis theme does not contain optional file taxonomy.php.
  6. Optional files : Presence of author template file author.phpThis theme does not contain optional file author.php.
  7. Optional files : Presence of date/time template file date.phpThis theme does not contain optional file date.php.
  8. Optional files : Presence of image template file image.phpThis theme does not contain optional file image.php.
  9. Use of includes : Use of include or requireThe theme appears to use include or require : elementor-support.php
    Line 10: require_once( trailingslashit( get_template_directory() ) . 'lib/elementor/
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : extension_ascend_customizer.php
    Line 10: require_once( 'customizer_active_callback.php' );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : framework.php
    Line 1599: require_once 'core/enqueue.php';
    Line 2746: require_once 'core/enqueue.php';
    Line 2804: require_once 'core/panel.php';
    Line 3155: require_once 'core/panel.php';
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : extension_customizer.php
    Line 767: require_once( $class_file );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : class.redux_api.php
    Line 533: include_once( $api_check );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.

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77
Critical alerts
  1. Customizer : Sanitization of Customizer settings Found a Customizer setting that did not have a sanitization callback function in file extension_customizer.php. Every call to the add_setting() method needs to have a sanitization callback function passed.
Warning
  1. theme tags : Presence of bad theme tagsFound wrong tag custom-logo in style.css header.
  2. Comment pagination : Declaration of comment paginationThe theme doesn't have comment pagination code in it. Use paginate_comments_links() to add comment pagination, or older previous_comments_link() and next_comments_link() functions.
  3. Screenshot : Screenshot fileBad screenshot file extension ! File screenshot.png is not an actual JPG file. Detected type was : "image/png".
Tip-off
  1. Static links : Presence of hard-coded linksPossible hard-coded links were found in the file footer.php.
    Line 121: $footertext = str_replace('[theme-credit]','- WordPress Theme by <a href='https://www.kadencethemes.com/' target='_blank'>Kadence Themes</a>',$footer
    Possible hard-coded links were found in the file options.php.
    Line 50: 'intro_text'           => 'Upgrade to <a href='https://www.kadencethemes.com/product/ascend-premium-wordpress-theme/?utm_s
    Line 51: 'footer_credit' 		=> __('Thank you for using the Ascend Theme by <a href='https://kadencethemes.com/' target='_blank'>Kadence Themes</a>.', 'ascend')
  2. Optional files : Presence of rtl stylesheet rtl.cssThis theme does not contain optional file rtl.php.
  3. Optional files : Presence of category template file category.phpThis theme does not contain optional file category.php.
  4. Optional files : Presence of tag template file tag.phpThis theme does not contain optional file tag.php.
  5. Optional files : Presence of term template file taxonomy.phpThis theme does not contain optional file taxonomy.php.
  6. Optional files : Presence of author template file author.phpThis theme does not contain optional file author.php.
  7. Optional files : Presence of date/time template file date.phpThis theme does not contain optional file date.php.
  8. Optional files : Presence of image template file image.phpThis theme does not contain optional file image.php.
  9. Use of includes : Use of include or requireThe theme appears to use include or require : elementor-support.php
    Line 10: require_once( trailingslashit( get_template_directory() ) . 'lib/elementor/
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : extension_ascend_customizer.php
    Line 10: require_once( 'customizer_active_callback.php' );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : framework.php
    Line 1599: require_once 'core/enqueue.php';
    Line 2746: require_once 'core/enqueue.php';
    Line 2804: require_once 'core/panel.php';
    Line 3155: require_once 'core/panel.php';
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : extension_customizer.php
    Line 767: require_once( $class_file );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
    The theme appears to use include or require : class.redux_api.php
    Line 533: include_once( $api_check );
    If these are being used to include separate sections of a template from independent files, then get_template_part() should be used instead. Otherwise, use include_once or require_once instead.
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