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[resolved] Porn Spam (21 posts)

  1. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    PLEASE HELP....I am administrater and author but lost admin rights(not sure why) Porn spam is appearing on Blog. Desperatly need help..

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Forgive me for being a bit apprehensive...is this plug in just for spam?

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Click on those links to read more about them.

  5. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks t-p uploaded and still no success. I think the main problem is my admin access has been compromised. What is up with this??? I am the admin and author and have been shut out? My job is on the line here. Is there any real person from Word press who can halt/stop the postings so we can figure this out? My next step is to learn how to stop the blog. Thoughts???

  6. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Both of the plugins above will not help to gain your administrative rights back, nor getting your password restored. They are spam control and have absolutely nothing to do with WordPress admin related issues.

    Now that we cleared that one up let's see if I can assist with this.

    Now even though @t-p was completely off he helped me at least to realize that if you can work with the plugins you have not lost your admin privileges. Simply because only Super-Admin and Admin have the capabilities to install plugins:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Administrator

  7. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I used to have "Super-Plugins" but now I don't. I can't install any plugins. I can get to the admin page but can do nothing with it.

  8. phenomenoodle
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you have FTP access to your site, Dawn? Or access to your database via your host account cpanel or PHPMyAdmin?

  9. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not that I know of. Possible the PHPMyAdmin or cpanel can you instruct me to accecc either of these?
    Thanks

  10. Emil Uzelac
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Contact your hosting provider and ask them how to access your phpMyAdmin, however you still didn't answer my question about the username that I've asked before.

    So once again, was this the main account on the site or not, account you or someone at your job used to create/install WordPress?

    I wouldn't jump into phpMyAdmin just yet.

    Now also is there anyone else who is using the same WordPress site. And the last question does anyone else have the admin privileges.

    This is why I asked:

    More than one admin can control each others account privileges, meaning that if I have admin(1) I can "drop" the credentials to admin(2) at any time, or opposite. Also admin(1)or(2) can grant the credentials to any account in WordPress, which means if someone did this purposely or by mistake you can "fix" this in seconds if there is someone else at your company with admin role.

    The reason why I asked about the plugins is this:

    You said:
    Thanks t-p uploaded and still no success.

    That's how I thought you worked with the plugins :)

  11. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,
    Ok so myself and my boss both with admin rights can sign into
    http://www.domain/blog/wp-admin/
    Get to the dashboard but can do nothing with it. We can get into profile and change that but that is all.
    Please Help!

  12. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    use this guide to see if admins(s) have been added through hacking
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password#Through_phpMyAdmin

  13. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Samuel,
    Finally back in town and ready to tackle this problem. I have downloaded pypMyAdmin in a zip file but I am having trouble getting it to load on my computer. Any suggestions?

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You don't need PhpMyadmin on your computer. It should be on your site's server. If you're not sure how to access it, try asking your hosts for assistance.

  15. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You mean my companys server not WordPress server correct?

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Assuming that this is a self-hosted blog and not a wordpress.com site, then - yes - your company's server.

  17. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I believe its a wordpress.com hosted. Just not sure. Is it safe on this forum to give you my domain location?

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's perfectly safe but, if you don't want this thread to appear in Google's results for months to come whenever someone searches on the site's domain name, you may want to use a url shortener like bit.ly to disguise the url.

    If the site is hosted on wordpress.com, then all of the advice you've been given so far is rather useless. It only refers to self-hosted WordPress sites. For issues relating to wordpress.com sites, you need to ask for help on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

  19. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just checked, no it is not WordPress hosted. If I ask my boss to go into our companies server for my lost password, I will need to start looking for another job.
    Do you know of any other way?

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If your admin access has been compromised, this isn't a lost password situation. It's a site hack - which means that the database has probably been compromised too. So that's what you need to tell him. You need database access to restore admin rights.

    In these situations, there is no other option.

  21. Dawn Miears
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok this will take a couple of days... Wish me luck!

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