Web Tech - Wordpress Security: Do Not Panic!I've had two WordPress blogs hacked into previously. That was at a time when I was doing almost no internet marketing, and until I found time to handle the situation (weeks later), these sites were penalized in the major search engines. They weren't eliminated the ratings were reduced.
It helped me although my first step is. I had a fantastic old fashion pity party. I cried and railed against the evil hackers (that where probably 13 and smarter then me.) And I did what I should have done before I started my site. And here is where I want you to start. Learn how to protect yourself before you get hacked. The beautiful thing about fix malware problem and why so many of us recommend it is because it is so easy to learn. Unfortunately, that is also a detriment to the health of our sites. We have to learn how to put in a safety fence.
Backup plug-ins is also significant. You need to backup all the files and database you can easily bring your site back like nothing.
It's a WordPress plugin. They're drop dead easy to install, have all the functions you need for a task like this, and are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to having to employ someone to get this done for you.
In addition to adding a secret key to your wp-config.php file, also consider changing your user password to something that's strong and unique. A great idea is to avoid common phrases, use upper and lowercase letters, and include amounts, although you will be told the strength of your password by wordPress. It's also a good idea to change your password regularly - Web Site say once every six months.
Utilizing a plugin for WordPress security only makes sense. Backups will need to be performed on a regular basis. Don't become a victim because of not being proactive!