There are few things more frustrating than getting your website hacked, the disruption it causes to your life and business can be devastating and we know exactly how important it is that you get your website back up and running as fast as possible.

WordPress Why I Got Hacked

Your WordPress! website could have been hacked for a number of different reasons. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Not running on the latest version of WordPress
  • Hosting your website on an insecure server
  • Having a weak administrator password that’s easy to guess
  • Using vulnerable 3rd party plugins
  • Incorrect firewall settings
  • Incorrect write permissions on your .htaccess file
  • Sharing login details with unknown freelance developers
  • And more

WordPress Infected With Malware

There are many signs you need to look out for when determining whether or not your WordPress website has been hacked. Some of the most common checks include:

  • Log into Google Search Console and see if there’s a message inside the “Security issues” page (you’ll see this under “Security & Manual Actions” on the left)
  • Visit your website homepage and see if it’s redirecting to another website
  • Click through your websites pages and see if anything has changed 
  • Check your page’s source code for links to websites that you never placed
  • Check that there are no new users added to WordPress
  • Run your webpages through pagespeed insights to see if they have slowed down
  • Take a look through your articles and see if any new ones have been added
  • Check Google Analytics for an unnatural traffic spike
  • Test clicking around the backend of the website to make sure the admin is still fully working

WordPress Stop The Hack

Make no mistake about it, the people who hacked your website are pretty intelligent people. And simply fixing the damage that they do won’t be enough to stop them getting back in.

Some of the common measures we take to stop hackers getting back into your website include: 

  • Installing software to alert when code changes and files get uploaded
  • Hardening all passwords including FTP
  • Moving to a safer server
  • Upgrading to stable WordPress versions
  • Installing firewalls
  • And more 

Get Started Today

If you would like to find out how much it would cost to get your eCommerce website designed and developed, get in touch with our team, Contact Us