/i had been hacked…
After not having access to my site for many months, therefore not being able to update WP and making my site vulnerable, when I was able to access the site I found it had indeed/of course been hacked with link hijacking. (Including inside my WP admin.) I came across WordFence but was not even able to install it because of the redirects in my CP. When I posted on the forums, a member walked me through the process of identifying and removing the problem. He didn’t work for WordFence, but I think it speaks to the quality and caliber that the program attracts. I am grateful for someone creating a program and community that helps people like me. Someone who can easily become overwhelmed and under-qualified by my lack of back-end experience and knowledge to resolve these attacks on my own.
One of the biggest things that actually helped was at the top of your How to clean a hacked WordPress site using WordFence:
If your site has been hacked, Don’t Panic.
I didn’t, tried to take things step by step, and got prompt, helpful information.
The features that WordFence offers are amazing. I am grateful I stumbled across it, not only to resolve the issues I had, but prevent me from ending up in the same position in the future.
I am going to sign up for a membership, not because of the advanced features as much as I want to support, financially, what they do, the headaches and heartaches that WordFence helps, and as a token of my gratitude and appreciation.
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