Help keep the Czech escorts off my site!
December 3, 2010 8:02 AM Subscribe
Spam links keep appearing in my wordpress-powered website's footer!
posted by ferdinandcc to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I run a nonprofit, so it's really not cool to keep finding links to sites like "Czech escorts," etc. in our footer. Our site is a completely custom-designed template, so it's not links added from a malicious template designer or anything. I have WP Super Cache installed, and usually a quick turning-off and turning-back-on of the cache will fix the problem, but I'd rather the problem not ever show up to begin with (and even once it's been fixed, it often reappears in an hour or two).
I've set the ourdomain.com directory on our server to read-only, but it still happens. And oddly enough, when the links reappeared today, I went to my Wordpress install and it said "WP Super Cache was deactivated because the plugin could not be found" (!!!)
How is any of this possible? Our wordpress install is a standard Dreamhost one-click install, the directory is set to read-only, I keep up to date on both my Wordpress updates as well as all plugin updates. And the template files don't appear to have been tampered with.
The sites I've found on google suggest things like, "make sure WP Super Cache is the latest version," which of course I do, but it still happens.