Every website owner must watch whether their WordPress website is hacked by someone else. Especially WordPress is getting hacked by the hackers easily. Hacking is very important issue in WordPress. Because WordPress has a default file structure. So hacking is a very easy process for the hacker. Don’t think why I am telling you like this. This is a fact. Most website owners are facing this problem. Ok, Let’s me coming to the point. In this post, I will show you how to check if your WordPress site was hacked and what will be the impact of hacking.
Top 7 Signs that your WordPress site is Hacked:
- You can’t able to log in your WordPress admin
- Unknown user account added under users
- Unknown files are added into your website
- Your WordPress website is redirecting to another URL
- Errors and warning displayed in the browser
- Sudden Drops of Website Traffic
- Suspicious Scheduled Task
1. You can’t able to log in your WordPress Admin
If you can’t able to log in your WordPress admin there is the chance that hackers will delete your admin account from WordPress. This is the first method to we can easily know whether our WordPress site is hacked. Suppose if you got this situation what will you do? You can create an admin user again through your database table using phpmyadmin. Once you created an admin account you can easily see the suspicious user’s registration under users of WordPress admin.
2. Unknown user account added under Users
Secondly, we need to check our user’s area of WordPress admin whether any suspicious user is registered. Mostly for the hackers, they need an admin role to access our WordPress website. So they will create a user as an admin role. Our job is to watch regularly about newly registered users in our admin panel.
3. Unknown files are added into your WordPress websites
As I told earlier WordPress has a default file structure. If you installed Malware protection plugin such as Cerber Security & Anti-Spam. it will automatically alert you your WordPress site is hacked. You can delete the files from the folder.
In some cases, the hacker will insert their hacking code into every index.php page. If you find this type of malware you need to take a look at every index.php file and remove the malware. Definitely, they will put only redirection code into that file to redirect your traffic to their website.
4. Your WordPress website is redirecting to another URL
The worst part of malware is redirecting your website to their URL. Suppose if you see such a problem please contact the web developer. Generally, the hacker will write this type of redirection code at index.php files. We need to remove it and upload the default WordPress index.php. if you are the technical person you can do it. Otherwise, you need to contact any web developer or
5. Errors and warning displayed in the browser
In most cases, the browser will alert you if any malware is found on your WordPress files. It may be Warning or danger signs. Suppose if you see this type of error message at your website, you need to check the code and run Malware removal plugin
6. Sudden Drops of Website Traffic
We need to monitor our website traffic regularly through the google analytics plugin. You need to very cautious about a certain level of drop. If you find any sudden drop you can run Malware Scan Plugin such as Cerber Security to find your WordPress site is hacked and remove the hacking codes.
7. Suspicious Scheduled Task
WordPress has the feature scheduled task such as schedule posting, deleting trash folder and so on. If you find any suspicious task you need to remove it and run Malware scan plugin on your WordPress.
As I told earlier WordPress has more chances for a malware attack. You don’t afraid about malware if you know how to clean malware. So in this post hope you learned about how to find your WordPress website is hacked. Next Article I will post how to remove malware. All the Best! See you in my next post.