Support » Plugin: Genesis Simple Hooks » Latest update of Genesis Simple Hooks kills my site

  • AC


    Well, I just tried to upgrade this plugin through the automatic updater and right as the plugin was reactivating itself, it displayed this error message:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function deactivate_plugins() in /home/myname/public_html/wp-content/plugins/genesis-simple-hooks/plugin.php on line 54

    And then I completely lost everything. No admin panel, no site. Nothing. I had to FTP in to the plugins folder and delete the folder, then reupload the previous version of this plugin. 🙁


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  • AC


    Hi again! I just updated Genesis to 1.8 and everything is copacetic! Sorry 🙂

    Posting for those who are still having this issue.
    Re-installing didn’t work.
    The issue is that the Theme needs to be updated first then the plugin.
    Hope that helps!!

    The same happend to me yesterday…. unfortunately the install disabled all my database driven sites, Joomla and WordPress, on my shared server. Yesterday’s 1.8 had an “eval” hack in it and modified/rewritten all the “index.php” files in each sites’ root directory.

    Easy solution is to download a fresh install of WordPress to your computer and replace the infected “index.php” file in the root directly with the newely downloaded “index.php” file.

    It’s not enough to delete the “eval” code in the index.php file.. as other parts of the php code could have been subtly changed.

    In my case I did the same for my Joomla sites also.

    Wish the developer was more forth coming in about this hack!

    Once you take a look at the infected index.php code you’ll see at the bottom some odd coding…it’s actually part of the hack coding and it’s encrypted too!:


    Looks like the hack doesn’t change anything other than the index.php files. I hope!

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