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URL Hijacked (11 posts)

  1. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all. Well it would figure something like this would happen sooner or later. I build all of my client sites on WordPress and a client of mine just contacted me saying each time she tries to visit her website she's redirected to YouTube.

    Well, I input her URL on my own browser and sure enough there's a redirect. Obviously her URL has been hijacked and I need to figure out how to get it back and what efforts might can be taken to make sure this doesn't happen again. Any and all help to that end is much appreciated. :)

  2. SNSD Photo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    could you share your clients link?
    due its so many possibilities like .htaccess redirect

  3. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the response, blacklizt. Her URL is as follows:

    http://www.marisachurchill.com

    Hopefully that'll help. Don't know how in the world to get her site back up at the moment, so if you have any suggestions after taking a look I'd certainly appreciate it. :)

  4. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow this is great, songdogtech! Thanks a million! I'll let you know how it goes! :)

  5. zhongfeifei1
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    a big problem !
    i'm new for wordpress
    nothing i can do for you
    so i'm waiting for the solutions
    when you solve this problem,please post it and tell us the details thanks!

  6. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What exactly is happening in your case, zhongfeifei1?

  7. SNSD Photo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i`ve take a look at your site and found, yeah its redirected to youtube after few seconds.
    and there`s no strange code in you site. you need to check your wordpress installation but not limited to theme and plugins.

  8. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What happens when you deactivate the automatic-youtube-video-posts plugin? If you can't access it via the admin page, rename the automatic-youtube-video-posts plugin folder via FTP so it will be deactivated.

  9. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Good question MickeyRoush. Just tried that very thing and I get the following message:

    Your attempt to deactivate this plugin: “automatic-youtube-video-posts/tern_wp_youtube.php” has failed.

    My client reported earlier today that her new YouTube videos weren't posting to the site, so obviously there's something going on here. Any ideas?

  10. Shane
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Quick update on the situation: having tried several times and finally disabled the automatic-youtube-posts plugin as MickeyRoush suggested, the URL is no longer being redirected to YouTube. Currently looking into why this was happening and will report back with an answer when and if I find out. ;)

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