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How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site

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Follow along as we fix a hacked WordPress site and learn how to both prevent the problem from happening to you and what to do if it ever does happen. We give an overview of the process and then go through each of the necessary steps to fix the site. In the final part we discuss how to prevent your site from being hacked.

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 9 – Prevent Your Site from Being Hacked

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In this session we discuss how to prevent your site from being hacked. Outdated plugins, themes and WordPress versions are always the cause of the problems so they should always be updated even if they are not activated. We discuss how to prevent vulnerability in the WordPress core files thus eliminating the potential for failures.

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 8 – Backup the Repaired Site

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In this session we show how to backup the repaired site and discuss the different backup procedures to recover from the damage hacking has done. We’re going to backup this site. Now had this person backed this site up this way in the past, we wouldn’t had to go through all the rest of this

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 7 – Scan the Site for Malware

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In this session we show how to scan the site for malware using BackupBuddy and to make sure everything is working fine. We check for updates and talk about the security plans with BackupBuddy to report threats. Now the next thing we’re going to do is scan our site just to make sure we’re all

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 6 – Check the Database for Malware

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In this session we show how to check the database for malware and infections by testing the site for URL hijacking and Pharma Hack after the site is up. We check for any infections that are present and remove them. The next thing to do is to check our database to see if there are

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 5 – Run the WordPress Installation Routine

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In this session we show how run the WordPress installation routine which connects the new files to the old database. We need the database location, database username, database password and we have to change the admin password and the admin account. These are the things we need when we create a wp-config file. The next

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 4 – Upload New Files

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In this session we show how to move everything that currently exists to a toss file and upload the necessary files for WordPress. We also show how to extract files and install them. The next thing we’re going to do is upload the necessary files. That means that we have to go get WordPress and

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 3 – Backup Everything You Can

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In this session we show how to backup everything possible from the WordPress files and database manually. Since we can’t access everything from a hacked site, we get go to the root of the directory, select the WordPress files and compress them as a zip archive to create a copy of the whole thing. The

How to Fix a Hacked WordPress Site – Part 2 – Gather the Necessary Information

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In this session we show how to gather the necessary information needed for rebuilding the site: the WordPress version, the theme versions, list of all the plugins and database username and password. It’s important to know what version of WordPress we’re using because sometimes versions update the database and we don’t want the database to