Be Ware! Hidden Spam In Your WordPress Theme

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Lately i found a real problem on one of my blogs, i’ve noticed that Google Analytics shows traffic to this website (not the one you are in) after visitors searched for adult content. done a little research and found at the bottom of the footer some links to spam content and some hidden spam links in the theme.

What To Search?

so how can you find out if your blog has some hidden spam links or even not hidden. first, scan your blog for some links that was planted in the theme originally and that you didn’t remove them by yourself. if you find such links just remove them with your favorite theme editor. (or ask for help here, we would love to help you).

after scanning “manually” right click somewhere on the blog and view the source of the page, now look for style="display: none;", or something similar. move all the unwanted hidden links inside your source.

What Else To do?

after removing yourself all the hidden spam in your theme try installing this plugin also:

WordPress Exploit Scanner – This plugin searches the files on your website, and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious. It also examines your list of active plugins for unusual filenames.

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5 Comments to Be Ware! Hidden Spam In Your WordPress Theme

  1. The theme you have here is from a site known to place encoded strings into their themes.

    I hope you’ve taken the time to decode these strings in your theme files.

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