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  • I’m going reinstall WordPress after having the site hacked.

    I’m looking for advice on whether there are any pitfalls to avoid.

    This is the process I plan to use
    The site runs the 2012 theme with a child-theme.
    I plan to save the child theme folder.
    Make a list of plugins.
    Download posts to a blogging application on my mac.
    Then remove the current installation of WordPress.
    Next reinstall WordPress, add the child them folder back and then upload the posts from the blogging application.

    Symptoms and What I’ve Done So Far
    The symptom I can see is that a readme.html file that comes with the installation appears to be redirected to http: // www. fma. com/index.php (I added the spaces to break the link).
    I looked at the .htaccess file and I believe that the file content has been added by WordPress but I’m not knowledgable about redirects.
    I did find a file with the name of “core.2062”. I don’t recognize that file as any type of file that comes with WordPress so I removed it.My quick tests indicated that removing it didn’t have any effect on the functioning of the site.
    The strange thing is that this redirect appears to only effect the read me.html file. The rest of the site appears to function correctly. Nevertheless I plan to reinstall in an attempt to clean up the site and remove anything malicious.

    If anyone has any advice on the rights or wrongs of the process I plan to use I’d appreciate it.

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