So last week I came to realize my site was hacked. Not being an expert at WordPress and with a lot going on in work and home life I was a little, shall we say, “distraught” at the prospect of dealing with this.
But luckily I follow my own advice. You see I’ve been preaching for a long time the benefits of “Joining the community”. That the benefits of sharing information will give you back rewards ten fold. I could certainly do better in my own sharing but I’ve still managed to shared a bunch over the years.
What have I gotten back from all that sharing? Let’s see, knowledge, experience, speaking opportunities, a dream job and oh yes…. FRIENDS!
I had several friends help me with getting my site back in order. A huge thank you to Bruce Elgort, Eric McCormick, Declan Lynch and Marky Roden for technical and even “venting support”.
I ended up adding some plugins to the installation:
One of them told me the problem files, which I deleted. I then in place re-installed wordpress. Then I used the plugins to try and better “harden” the site.
Hopefully that’s the end of that.
If you want to get off the bench and start sharing – let me know and I’ll help you. If you want a no cost blog that looks pretty cool check out this article from Eric:
The right tool for the right job.