I deactivated my plugins bc my comment forms were not showing up on my posts. When I re-activated them, I forgot to reactivate Akismet (for spam) which I assume is how/why all of the spam got through to my blog. Since then, my blog vanished, with the explanation from my host, Laughing Squid being this...
"This issue was occurring because your site had been exploited to insert spam links into it. While investigating we noticed that many plugins and themes were out of date, leaving the site open to multiple security problems, and this is likely the entry point for the malicious code insertion.
We’ve upgraded any plugins and themes that were out of date. We also installed the WordPress exploit scanner plugin to help you identify any remaining malware that may be left behind in the site.
We recommend working with a web developer to assist you with any remaining cleanup of the site. Please note that failure to remove malware may result in suspension of service to maintain the security and integrity of our hosting environment."
Since then The home page of my blog is visible but if you click on anything, including any posts, or pages, "http://briask-rida.ru/piolo?13" and a blank screen comes up.
As for the suggestion to work with a web developer, I really don't have one (any ideas ons where to find one even....stupid question, I know) and have no idea what to do to resolve this and am frustrated. I know this message is long, but would REALLY appreciate feedback and help. Thank you.