Been mucking around in the phpMyAdmin fixing up hacked site? Broken your own Admin log by accident? Woops! Happens to the best of us. I did it recently when I was deleting out the invisible users that the hackers had created. Here’s a great article on how to fix your own admin login again and […]
There are 4 places where you need to change your passwords: Hosting Server User Area login (often same as cpanel password) Admin login to WordPress Admin area Database passwords for MySQL DB FTP passwords Make sure you generate strong passwords, and then store your passwords safely. Both of these tasks can be done in a secure, […]
Here is an excellent article that takes you through step by step, how to calmly clean up a hacked site, and maintain public credibility at the same time: http://snipe.net/2010/01/when-wordpress-gets-hacked/ Here is another more recent one from the great guys at Wordfence: How to Clean a WordPress Site using Wordfence
After a sequence of terrible hacks on my WordPress sites that I spent weeks cleaning out, I felt really cocky and confident once I had installed Wordfence on all my sites. I was sure I had closed up all the holes and after changing all my Admin login names and passwords I thought I was safe. That […]
In the main WordPress Codex is a page explaining how to do a manual update. It also shows how to do a manual reinstall of WordPress.
Don’t panic, there is a quick fix. The recent update to versions around 3.01, 3.02 etc sometimes caused a problem where all the MaxButtons disappeared off the face of your website. The list of buttons behind the scenes in the dashboard looks empty too. Worst of all, if you try to manually create a new […]