Late last week I got a number of emails from people around the ’webs complaining that I was spamming their blogs, which gave me the horrified, sinking feeling that I hadn’t actually eradicated all the hacked files. So once again I backed everything up and performed a complete reinstall of WordPress, my theme, and all my plugins. By now I’m a pro at that, so it actually didn’t take too long. But when threatening messages kept coming in telling me to stop spamming, I realized it was time to call in the professionals.
I remembered that one of the 7,000 pages I’d read recently on cleaning up a hacked WordPress site offered to help if your site cleanup was beyond your abilities. I scoured through my browser history and found Michael VanDeMar’s Smackdown blog. For a modest fee and 1–2 hours of work, he will go through your WordPress site and remove anything suspicious, restoring it to the natural, pristine site that God intended it to be in. Continue reading