This blog was attacked or hacked, I really don’t know the correct term, but I could not log on properly to this blog for two days because first, every time I try to type the URL to log in, it was directed to another site that contains malware or trojan and my antivirus aborts the connection immediately. Then after trying to log in again, this time successfully, the admin panel looks entirely different, which gave me an idea that my site was hacked, and all the links in my admin panel does not function correctly. I thought I was going to reinstall WordPress again and would do everything from scratch but Godaddy.com, my hosting gave a fine solution and hope this helps if you are experiencing this dilemma.
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Well before I provide the solution given by Godaddy.com, first don’t panic and if you’re a smoker, don’t grab a cigarette, now is the time to quit if you are still smoking. Change your lifestyle by getting used to not smoking confronted with these kind of problems. Ok the step by step procedure is listed below.
We recommend restoring your account from two weeks back to remove any possible malware on the account and then do an upgrade to the latest version of WordPress.
Hosting History is a feature in Linux shared hosting that allows you to restore files or directories to their previous state from up to 30 days ago using the File Manager.
- Log in to your Account Manager.
- In the My Products section, select Hosting.
- Next to the hosting account you want to manage, click Manage Account.
- In the Content section of the Hosting Control Center, click the File Manager icon. Then click the History button.
- Use the directory tree to navigate to where the file or folder resides that you want to restore.
- Below the toolbar, click the calendar icon to open the Quick Pick Calendar and select the date where you would like the file or folder restored. The directory list will refresh and display the version of your hosting account from the date selected.
- Click the check box next to the file or folder you want to restore and click Restore in the tool bar.
- In the Restore Files or Directories pop-in, select if you want the files to be copied to a new directory, or if you want to rename the files. When you’re finished, click OK.
- Update to the latest WordPress version.
- Contact Godaddy.com if you need further questions.
Well the instruction given above only works for Godaddy hosting and if you are using linux, check with your hosting if they could provide you with a solution.
Following the instructions above worked like a charm, so on with our Quit Smoking Campaign!