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  • Hello, just logged into my admin account and noticed 2 strange things.

    1). On the themes page, I have 5 themes (various, but 2 from elegant themes, 1 socrates, and a few by other publishers) installed – I never installed them or even thought about installing them. How did they appear there? Is this a problem? Makes me feel like I’ve been hacked?

    2) My rotator plugin now shows a warning: “The EasyRotator storage folder (at /……/wp-content/uploads/EasyRotatorStorage/user-content) exists but isn’t writable, which means that rotators can’t be created and edited. Please make sure that the folder has full write permissions (777)”. This hasn’t been an issue for the 6 months i’ve been using it and appears on my site just as it always has. Any idea why this warning would just start appearing?

    Do these two new issues sound like my site is being hacked? Or are they unrelated and no big deal? My site appears fine otherwise.


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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    If you want to check that your site is hacked, try going to
    and use their free scanner.

    With regards to second issue, you’ll need to change the permissions –

    I’m not sure if both are related though. Perhaps the rotator plugin is having a conflict with version 35 of WordPress.

    Thanks for your response. I did the scanner and came out clean. I also noticed 2 plugins I had never installed. It is so strange. A search on google and I can’t find anyone else who’s had this happen. The themes that are installed are also paid ones (I wonder if they work if I were to activate them) and no one has access to my Admin but me (I just changed the password again).

    I will change the file permissions for the other issue, as you’re right, it may just be the latest version of wordpress, or something else unrelated…

    I guess if nothing “bad” happens, then I’ll just watch the site/admin area and see if anything else weird happens..

    Have u upgrade ur WP from older version to any new version may be it is due to that.

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