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053 – My WordPress Site was Hacked!
 
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11 comments
Danny M1
Danny M1 like.author.displayName 1 Like

Great podcast!  One comment I don't know how people can live without SSH access?  I frequently ssh to my site sometimes from my phone.  It is much easier to admin things over ssh vs logging into cpanel.  For example I had to backup my database prior to installing some things on my site.  I ran a script on my laptop and within 30secs I backed up my whole site over ssh.   I know there are Wordpress plugins for this and you could backup via the dashboard, problem is like you I have multiple sites.  Whenever I run my backup script I just back all of them up, I would not want to login to multiple dashboards.

 

On the Oh Crud moment you had that allowed you site to be hacked.  I once deleted my production database instead of my development one.  Oops!  Just accidently clicked the wrong line!

dhartzler10
dhartzler10 moderator

 @Danny M1 I'm still learning about SSH and I am finding it truly valuable.  Can you share what command you ran to back up your site via SSH?  I'm interested in learning that one :)

Chad Warner
Chad Warner

Just finished listening. Your experience reiterates the importance of keeping WordPress secure, something I'm continuing to research and put into practice. Thanks for referring to your previous episode on security.

Chad Warner
Chad Warner

Just finished listening. Your experience reiterates the importance of keeping WordPress secure, something I'm continuing to research and put into practice. Thanks for referring to your previous episode on security.

Forrest Tanaka
Forrest Tanaka

Bad for you, but good for us to hear a first-hand experience getting a WP site hacked. I do some things to make sure my WP sites don’t get hacked, but I haven’t heard many real-world confirmations about them. Many thanks for showing us your story and solutions.

Dustin Hartzler
Dustin Hartzler

You are welcome. After all the hassle I went through, I want to make sure no one else experiences the pain!

Forrest Tanaka
Forrest Tanaka

Bad for you, but good for us to hear a first-hand experience getting a WP site hacked. I do some things to make sure my WP sites don

Dustin Hartzler
Dustin Hartzler

You are welcome. After all the hassle I went through, I want to make sure no one else experiences the pain!