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  • Resolved fuzzypress



    My website was hacked by some @$$hole and destroyed it, i managed to get a backup of my files.

    I had two galleries submitted for voting for a few weeks.

    I found my two galleries in the backup. Is there any way to recover what votes was on each photo?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  • Hi,
    WordPress maintains it’s data in its database.

    So in theory, if you can recover to the prior working database y
    ou should be able to get your votes back nicely as well.

    Only problem is, the only backup i have is riddled with viruses when i do a scan of the archive on a test machine, 2564 hits to be exact, so i can’t copy files to new server and not sure how to run up the files in a test environment.

    Sorry to hear that. I was referring to your database, not your files.

    1. install new WordPress in staging site, like
    2. install same plugins into site
    3. install same theme into site
    4. import prior database to staging site

    With that, you should get pretty close to what your site looked and functioned before.

    Once it’s set you can use a migration plugin like Duplicator or other to copy your site over to your main hosting account and be back in business with a clean site once again.

    ok thanks hackrepair, i appreciate your time and help greatly.

    I will let you know how it goes.

    Plugin Author Contest-Gallery


    Hi Fuzyypress,

    if backup files have still same names and are in same folders then after database recovery everything should work again like it was.

    @hackrepair: thanks also!

    Kind regards

    My pleasure.:)

    Plugin Author Contest-Gallery



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