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WordPress fix Reply To: Username Changed To Monkey

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by Steve Stern, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Steve Stern


    Reply To: Username Changed To Monkey, by Steve Stern

    You may have been hacked, or someone else who has admin access to your site may be playing with you.

    I’d assume the worst — that your site is hacked.

    Create a NEW admin user ID for yourself. Log out and login as that user, then delete the ‘monkey’ id. (Transfer any content to your new ID.)

    Install the plugin “WordFence” and scan your site.


    Get a fresh cup of coffee, take a deep breath and carefully follow this guide. When you’re done, you may want to implement some (if not all) of the recommended security measures.

    If you’re unable to clean your site(s) successfully, there are reputable organizations that can clean your sites for you. Sucuri and Wordfence are a couple.

    Reply To: Username Changed To Monkey

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