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  • I went to login to the admin area of my self hosted WP website today-and I am greeted with this message:
    “Database Update Required
    WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to update your database to the newest version.
    The update process may take a little while, so please be patient.
    Update WordPress Database”

    I suspect I have been hacked-any advice?
    PS-I did update the site a while back to the latest version of WP-

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  • Generally not a hack. That’s what you see when you’ve upgraded the files but not the DB.

    Make a backup of your database first 🙂

    Hi-thanks for the info-I did click on “update” and it went right through-seemed to be ok-until I tried to login-I can’t get in and it gives me this error:
    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_rtl() in /home/xxxxx/public_html/ on line 2102”
    thanks-appreciate your help!
    PS: I am thinking of just deleting the site and all the files and starting over again
    (x for security)

    Start with turning off your plugins. Rename the folder to plugins-old

    Then manually upgrade the files on your server.

    I think this is over my head-I used to be able to find that-now I can’t seem to find it in the file manager. I don’t even see a “themes” folder in there-

    Hi-found the plugin folder-and did as you said-re-named the folder-and-viola! I was immediately taken to the wp admin area! Now I can login normally again-only problem seem to be is that now I can’t seem to install any new plugins-do I have to re-re name the plugin folder now?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Don’t rename it, just create a new empty one and install the plugins fresh.

    Also have you done this step yet?

    Then manually upgrade the files on your server.

    Hi, just got back to this-
    so-I see that I have 4 file folders associated with “Plugins”.
    plugins-old.php-the one I modified

    So-you are advising to creat a new folder? Please explain-
    Also-I do not know how to manually upgrade the files on my server-
    thanks for the assistance!

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