As of July 2018, WordPress is the Content Management System on nearly 30% of all websites in the world. Because WordPress is commonly used, these websites also tend to be targets for malicious code/hackers that can take your site offline, redirect the traffic intended for your site to other websites, or use your site to spread malware to your potential customers.
Here are some telltale signs that your WordPress site has been hacked:
In many cases, a hacked WordPress site can be cleaned-up and the malware removed. The source of the hack typically is an outdated WordPress plugin or a very old WordPress core, so it is important to run all available updates once the hacked WordPress site has been cleaned.
Occasionally, a hacked WordPress site may have a significant number of the files and pages deleted, or the entire database that stores all of the website's pages and posts was deleted. In these cases, the only remedy is to restore the WordPress site from a backup (hopefully you are backing up your WordPress site regularly!!). Recovering hacked WordPress sites is frequently part of our Rent a Webmaster service.
Fill out the form on this page, or call us at 612-605-1520 and we can get to work removing the malware on your WordPress site.
Send us your question. We are happy to help.