Getting hacked is a disturbing thing, thankfully it’s easy to solve and prevent
Signs that it is time for professional help
You can’t login to your WordPress admin panel
Your WordPress site is redirecting to another website
You’ve been told Google no longer lists your website (blacklisted)
Your WordPress site contains links to strange website
Google is marking your website as insecure
You hosting company sent you an email telling you there’s a problem
Your website is showing an odd message instead of the home page
Your website is down, removed by hosting
Your website says you have updates that need to be done, but are unsure if you should
Your website loads slow or shows a 500, 501, 503, or 504 error
You’re really busy and don’t have time for this stuff
What Brooke will do about it
Back up everything and look at htacess and wp config
Replace most of your wordpress files
Reload content if needed
Reinstall if needed
Check all logs ins to wordpress and database and make secure
Talk to hosting for you
Remove black listing
Add security plugins and set up
Estimate for a hacked website: starting at $400
I recommend monthly maintenance going forward to make sure your website stays clean and that you are following safe WordPress practices . If it happens again I’m on it.
How did my website get hacked?
Poor choice of passwords, using Admin as a user name.
Outdated, insecure or untested Plugins
Insecure file transfer settings, password, user names. bad hosting!
Server level vulnerabilities. bad hosting!
Something snuck in from your home computer
Good practice for wordpress websites
Use generated passwords and difficult-to-guess user names
Install only reputable plugins and update them regularly
Set up a firewall, with a reputable wordpress plugin or as a service of your hosting
Set appropriate file permissions on your web server
Keep the computer you use to work on your web site clean and well maintained. Use antivirus and malware software.
Use google analytics and website monitors to keep an eye on your website.
Run regular back ups
Brooke can do these things for you so you can devote your time to better things. Like SEO and promotions!