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Restore Wordpress BlogViews: 578
Dec 15, 2009 3:10 pmRestore Wordpress Blog#

Blake Raab

  My blog, and some of my other sites, were hacked the other day.  When you visit the blog, you can see posts, but if you click on a title, you get my 404 page, so I can't link to a specific post.  Is there any way to restore the directory structure so you can click on and view individual posts?

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Dec 15, 2009 3:30 pmre: Restore Wordpress Blog#

Blake Raab
Once again, I answered my own question. I uploaded a clean version of the Wordpress files and changed the Permalink settings to something else and then back to the original. It works now.

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Dec 15, 2009 5:48 pmre: re: Restore Wordpress Blog#

Heidi Caswell
Blake, you did good, what I'd suggest. One thing to do is keep wordpress updated to newest version. Change your ftp passwords.

I use plugins which backup my database daily, emails them to me. My host back up too. I like double protection, cause I don't want to lose content.

Also if you customize your theme, save your theme once set up. That way you can also do a fresh install of your theme.

With your database backed up, fresh files, you can always be up and running, even if you end up switching hosts.

I've seen hackers add junk to wordpress folders such as plugins (you can make a list of plugins you use, then delete them all, fresh install inside wordpress), theme folders, upload files, image folders. I check and see which files were changed at time/date of hacking. imagegif.php in my image folder isn't an image.

Heidi Caswell

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