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Why are all my WP blog pages suddenly being directed to "WPstats.org"? (17 posts)

  1. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I typed in the page of my most recent blog post today and instead of showing that online it shows this (but still has the correct post address):
    http://howisyourlovelife.com/blog/busting-the-manifest-anything-myth/

    I checked other posts and they are also being redirected to this page. Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

  2. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can anyone help with this?

  3. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My site pages are still not showing up and I cannot figure out why. Can someone please help with this?

  4. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why is no one responding to this post? I've searched for answers to this problem in troubleshooting and cannot find anything that's similar. I haven't made any changes to my dashboard or blog to cause this problem and I have no idea why it's happening and no idea how to fix it. Please respond!

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is your site URL?

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  7. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My site url is this: http://howisyourlovelife.com/blog/

    I deleted a plug-in called "Hello Dolly" because I never installed it. All the other plug-ins have been there for over 2 years.

    I looked at the hack help links above but the terminology goes right over my head- I'm very html etc. illiterate. For example, this:

    >>>Check your .htaccess file for hacks.
    >>>Hackers can use your .htaccess to redirect to malicious sites >>>from your URL. Look in the base folder for your site, not just >>>your blog's folder. Hackers will try to hide their code at the >>>bottom of the file, so scroll down. They may also change the >>>permissions of the .htaccess file to stop newbies from editing the file. Change the permissions back to 644.

    I could not find the .htaccess file. Base file? What/where is that?

    Another suggestion says to look for code and delete what shouldn't be there. Right. I have no idea how to do this.

    Is there a reasonably priced and reputable service/person you can recommend to fix this problem for me?

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just scanned your site on Securi - and it does look like a hack:

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/howisyourlovelife.com/blog/

    I don't know what they cost, but they are highly regarded, so that would be my recommendation. Good luck :( .

    You should also check with your hosting company - as hacks can come via a server hack.

  9. davemhui
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You should always use security and backup plugins as hacking is more common than it seems.

  10. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi,

    I just started on the steps you recommended and did the first one- deactivating all the plug-ins. The site came back up! I then reactivated them one by one and found the plug-in culprit: "spamcap."

    I should delete this plug-in and then change my passsword, correct? Does this mean my site was not hacked?

    Thanks

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's possible that you may be okay. Where did you get that plugin?

  12. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't recall installing it, but I may have. If I did, I found it at least 6 months ago just by searching for plugins on WP to fight spam.

  13. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It does not appear to be on the repository here. What version of WP are you using? That theme is pretty outdated so that's why I'm wondering.

  14. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use 3.5.1.

    The only way I've gotten plug-ins is to use the WP "search plug-ins" feature.

  15. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, good on both - maybe that one was here in the past. At any rate, do make sure you don't have any bad code in your site files.

  16. whitelight308@msn.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, thanks, but how do I make sure I don't have any bad code in my site files?

  17. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Go through all the resources listed above or hire someone -- I know it seems daunting, but that's the only way to deal with it. Sorry I can't give you a "fast and easy" fix :).

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