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Links showing up in random places on my WP site. (9 posts)

  1. andreasmiller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    On the front page and on the blog page of my website http://www.lucidhc.com two random links (sometimes "link 2link 1" and sometimes "link 1link 2") show up. They show up in random places. Sometimes in a blog entry, sometimes in the featured text, sometimes in another link. The placement seems completely random and changes every time I reload the page.

    It happens in different browsers and if you google "link 2link 1" you'll find that it's happening on several different WordPress sites. There's no common theme or plugin that I could find.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

  2. Dan Griffiths
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just started noticing it on a few websites myself... very odd.

  3. andreasmiller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is and I can't figure out what the problem is or where to start looking. I'm not even sure if it's malicious code or a WP bug. I just installed the website a few days ago.

    The only active plugins are WooCommerce and Twitter for WordPress.

    SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!! I know PHP fairly well I just have no idea how to go about finding where this could be originating from.

    Any help or a shove in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still

  5. andreasmiller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I renamed the plugin folder to disable all of the plugins but the problem was still occurring. I then switched themes and the problem disappeared. I searched through all the theme files for "http" to see if there was any code adding links anywhere, but there was nothing. Then I reactivated the theme and the problem is still there.

    Where could it be coming from. How can I go about finding the source of the problem?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try asking the theme's developer about this directly.

  7. Dan Griffiths
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Different theme, no plugins... still happening.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  9. andreasmiller
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've been looking for an infected file. Haven't found anything yet. ghost1227, please let me know if you figure anything out. I'll keep searching.

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