Podcast Episode

434 – How Do I Know if My WordPress Site is Hacked?


Is there a plugin for that?

With more than 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it’s hard to find the perfect one. Each week, I will highlight an interesting plugin form the repository.

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Catch Scroll Progress Bar is a simple yet handy WordPress plugin that provides a visual representation of how much of a blog post remains. As your reader scrolls down your web page, the progress bar begins to fill, indicating how much progress they’ve made.

How Do I Know if My WordPress Site is Hacked?

Here are a few things to look for to ensure that your WordPress has been hacked.

  • Check to make sure your home page is what you think it should be
  • Make sure your site is not running slower than normal
  • Check to make sure your site isn’t spamming viewers with ads and popups
  • See if traffic has decreased. If so, that could mean your site has been compromised
  • Monitor to make sure files on your server aren’t being changed
  • Double check to make sure there are no additional admin accounts on your site
  • Make sure your admin account has not been deleted

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