[resolved] Plugin suggested I changed the URL for login now I can access the dashboard (6 posts)

  1. anraeel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I got hacked so I uploaded a plugin that was suppose to help prevent hacking. It had a section to change the URL for log in and now I cant access my dashboard. It takes me to my website after I log in but I cant edit it.

    Please help.

  2. anraeel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the information and I've had a read through a few of them.

    My issue is I not actually sure now it was a hacker. I accessed a page from my dashboard and it said there was an earlier version saved. When I selected to view the earlier version it started some kind of count down saying it was going to delete everything. Is this normal? Anyway I quickly got out of that screen and kept using WordPress without issue for the next few hours. I then thought I should get a plugin to help with security. It was from that plugin that it suggested entering a new URL for login access. Since then I logged out after changing it I have never been able to get back in to see my dashboard.

  3. anraeel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also I cant remember the name of the plugin and I cant log in to see it.

  4. anraeel
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I found that I could log in via an FTP username and pasword. Excuse my ignorance, Im new to WordPress and all the set up.

    I found that the plugin was called - protect-wordpress-form-hacker.

    Is there a way of deleting it from the FTP way in? Or resetting the log in page from that way?


  5. anraeel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just letting everyone know that I didnt figure out how to fix the problem. WordPress access my file and made the plugins invalid, which is great.

    I believe the guy that fixed mine cleaned my .htaccess file. Or something like that.


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