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[resolved] Silence is golden (4 posts)

  1. savver
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    Today i wanted to do a post on my blog, but i couldn't reach my admin. So i started seeking in the code what could cause the problem en in this file i found why my wordpress acted very strange;

    /wp-content/themes/index.php

    Normale this file contains basic settings of the wordpress installation, but this time it contained the phrase: "Silcence is golden". When i googled that phrase i saw it meant my blog was hacked or something like that.

    It's very strange, because i only used a few plugin's, had a very strong password what was nowhere noticed and i had the latest WordPress version...

    Well never mind, i thought, i downloaded a new clean wordpress installation and opened it from the .rar / .zip file. After opening, the first thing i had done was checking the index.php in the theme folder... And there it is.. Silcence is golden. So does that means my installation is corrupted? Or is WordPress hacked or something like that (can't be true, can it...)?

    I'm always working on my mac, and my virusscanner also hasn't detect a virus or something like that. The strange thing is that the same happens when i take my laptop (windows). The same thing happens there..

    Can someone please tell me how to fix this? Thanks!

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    /wp-content/themes/index.php
    Normale this file contains basic settings of the wordpress installation

    No it doesn't. The index.php file with "silence is golden" in it is part of WordPress. You can find it in /wp-content, /themes and /plugins by default. It's supposed to be there.

  3. savver
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm you can see that i'm a WordPress noob. Didn't knew that. I've reinstalled my blog and also downloaded some security plugins.

    I thought this was part of the hack, because also a few post has been modified. Now i've reinstalled WordPress, changed passwords and added some extra security to my blog. Thanks for your answer.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're welcome.

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