It is every website owner’s worst nightmare, apart from losing confidence and ranking from Google: getting hacked.

Due to the fact that websites carry a lot of traffic and can create some serious revenue, it is always going to be a target for hackers to try to break into and take some of that success.

On the extremely occasional rare occurrence that a website gets hacked, what do you do!? First things first, do not panic. The vast majority of sites are recoverable, one way or another. It’s just working

 

Security Plugin – Scan Whole Website

The first step to do, if you still have access to the dashboard of the website, is to scan the website for any viruses, malware, vulnerabilities, and threats. For WordPress based websites, the best solution would be to use Wordfence and preferably pay for Wordfence Premium. What this allows for is the most update to date searching for viruses, malware, and vulnerability, enabling you to fix the issue, if fixable, as soon as possible. On the whole, Wordfence is very good at doing this, so the majority of hacks can be fixed this way.

Wordfence also has a service to get experts to vet your whole website. This would be a last resort, as it is quite expensive.

 

Find Issue? Delete Malware

As mentioned above, Wordfence should be able to find the part of the website that is hacked. Once found, to fix it, there are a few things you can do:

  1. Go into each file and modify the code to what it should be (if you know)
  2. Delete the code that…

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