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[resolved] My website is hacked, unauthorised Users Appearing? (4 posts)

  1. Latestgoss
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    My website is being hacked, an unauthorised users/authors are appearing, and posting posts. Any suggestions how to keep my site safe?

    Also people that try and comment on my site, also appear as User / Author? is that normal?

    Thanks
    Jas

  2. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello Jas,

    Also people that try and comment on my site, also appear as User / Author? is that normal?

    I can see that you have the settings for discussion set to user must be registered and logged in to comment - so yes that would be normal.

    The main issue would be the allocated default user role they get assigned to which is set in Settings "New User Default Role" - what ever you set here is what new users will registered as so you might want to have a look at that.

    Hope that helps you get to the bottom of the issue and resolve it.

    Regards,
    Zulf

  3. Latestgoss
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I have activated the Jetpack comments, so hopefully that will solve my problem as far as people commenting and appearing as users.

    Thanks for your help :)

  4. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    No problem.

    Setting thread as resolved for now but feel free to ask some more if the need be :)

    Regards,
    Zulf

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