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WordPress 3 Ultimate Security by Olly Connelly

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Reinstalling WordPress

Even if you have found and solved your trials and tribulations, it is often best to bite the bullet and reinstall the platform. This can help to remove any outstanding backdoors.

For those wanting to diagnose problems offsite and at length or to spend more time delving into server troubles then this, too, helps to minimize downtime in the meantime.

Some provisos

Before reinstalling, here are some important provisional questions to consider.

Might any privileged user passwords be in the wrong hands?

The answer is yes. Before again accessing the server and uploading files, now is a good time to change some passwords for you and other users:

  • Server control panel
  • MySQL database
  • WordPress (Super) Administrators and Editors

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