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HELP! Google search console says my Managed Wordpress has been hacked

Google search console sent me an email saying my Managed Wordpress site has been hacked. They de-index it.  All that work I've spent gaining organic search engine traction has gone down the drain,.


Hacked content detected on

To: Webmaster of,

Google has detected that your site has been hacked by a third party who created malicious content on some of your pages. ..... ]


I logged to site via FTP, found all the bogus PHP files in three subdirectories and delbe eted them.

This is the second time this has happened in 30 days.   I have seen other people leave Godaddy servers completely over getting site hacked an penetrated.


I want to stay but not if this keeps happening.


I bought and installed a commercial wordpress template. It came with lots of bells and whistles such as page builders, wooCommerce, Sliders and stuff but i do not use any of them.


DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW i CAN SECURE THE server using WPress settings and directory settings?

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Re: HELP! Google search console says my Managed Wordpress has been hacked

Hi @williammurrell. Thanks for being part of GoDaddy Community!


Sorry to hear you're going through this. In my experience, most compromises occur due to exploits found in plugins or themes, especially if they are out of date. GoDaddy does offer a product to scan the site and keep an eye out for malware (SiteLock). That might be an option for you if you want some additional protection. I'm also a fan of Wordfence, which can help combat intrusions. Also, since this isn't the first time it's happened, I'd highly recommend scanning your own computer(s) for spyware or keyloggers that might be capturing your SFTP credentials. Obviously, you'll also want to make sure all of your passwords are reset and strong. Hope you're able to get this resolved. 


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