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Restore old version or Upgrade ? (6 posts)

  1. CasualNerd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My wordpress blog was hacked (server level hacked, files tampered with) and I need to replace all the files to restore the blog.

    How can I discover which version I need to download without being able to view the blog (index files were removed, including from the admin area)

    OR: should I try to upgrade instead ?

  2. I think a simple upgrade to 2.8.5 would be easier than figuring out which files to replace in the old install. Don't overwrite wp-content and so you''ll keep your theme. You might also need How to Completely Clean a Hacked WordPress Install.

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    if you dont know what version you started with "a simple upgrade" may not be that simple.

    whats inside wp-includes/version.php ?

  4. My bad; they should know which version they run now before replacing/upgrading....

  5. CasualNerd
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like it's running 2.8.4, which would be close enough to do a quick file delete / replace and database update ?

  6. alism
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes.

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