Site hacked

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    Hi, my WordPress site got completely hacked. Every single page and post got html code added before the regular content. How on earth could this happen? How can “they” get in to do stuff like this? How do I protect other sites from the same thing happening?


    Hanna in Tahoe

    If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.



    What is the URL to your website? Who is your hosting company?



    It can be a beast since it can occur in more than way. If you are lucky you can fix it by:

    [*]Replace all WordPress files except the wp-config.php file via FTP with a new clean download from
    [*]Delete all themes you aren’t using including Genesis
    [*]Delete all plugins
    [*]Upload a new copy of Genesis and remove any malicious code from the child theme. Since the child theme is simple it should be easy to identify code that wasn’t part of the original theme or code you added.
    [*]Log back into WordPress and change your password
    [*]remove any users you don’t recognize
    [*]upload your plugins again, make sure they are clean copies
    [*]change FTP passwords and do a virus scan on your computer and any other computer that has FTP or admin access to the site.

    You should check out this article

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