Web Hosting Geeks | Web Hosting Experts
Need help? Call us 1(866)TOP-HOST

14120 reviews 1680 hosting providers

Questions & Answers

My WordPress site has been hacked now what?

Jun 26, 2013 by SaraSX
Hi
My WordPress site has definitely been hacked. I found some scripts that I didn’t put, some files  that I’ve never seen, even a couple of posts that I don’t know about. I removed it all.. but now what? How can I secure my site after it’s been hacked?
Kind regards

2 Answers

0 votes
Jun 26, 2013 by expert
1.Scan your system.
2.Contact your hosting provider.
3.Change your WP passwords to a difficult one.
4.Change your passwords for users, FTP and MySQL.
5.Change the secret keys.
6.Take a backup of what is left.
7.Check the .htaccess file for any hacks.
0 votes
Jun 26, 2013 by WebGuru
in addition to the previous answer consider deleting everything and restoring the latest clean backup. You also need to upgrade and stay upgraded. Another thing you can do is replacing the core WordPress files from a freshly downloaded zip.