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Problems with Hacks? (5 posts)

  1. Kelseyleaf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to figure out the reason that my site keeps getting hacked (3 times in 2 months while using this theme) ... I would really like to use this theme, but I am nervous now that there was some vulnerability with it... has anyone else had any problems?

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. Kelseyleaf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah I have read through all of the sites you suggested, and did everything that I understood... We are changing our Host to DreamHost so i am hoping that will solve the problem... but do you think the template is safe to use?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I really can't say - themes that are included in the repository on this site ARE carefully tested and SHOULD be secure, but hacks can happen in a lot of ways. Where was your site hosted? Are (and were) you using the most current version of WP and the theme (looks like there is a recent update)?

    And when you say, everything you understood, were there big things you left out or didn't do?

  5. Kelseyleaf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I was hosting at webhostingpad.com and currently I still am, but I am in the process of trying to figure out how to switch it over, which I am hoping to resolve today.

    I was updating the site with all of the updates for plugins and the theme and I think for wordpress in general whenever an update would appear in my dashboard. Should I be managing that differently.

    the security measures that I took 3 times were deleting the entire installation and then restarting from scratch... changing the security keys and changing all of my passwords... I also got a plugin to check for theme problems and it said that infoway was fine... the only other plugin that I was using was a facebook like box plugin, and I also am utilizing google docs for people to apply for job positions online. I turned off all of the posting options on all of the pages because we didn't need them....

    does it sound like I am missing something big in security? I am very new to all of this...

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