Post Hack Website Recovery with Sucuri Security
In this section of the guide to the Sucuri Security plugin, we will take a look at Updating WordPress Keys, Resetting Passwords and Plugins.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to Sucuri Security -> Post-Hack.
If your site has been hacked or you just want to perform maintenance, the Post-Hack feature offers the following options:
Update WordPress Keys
This option updates the security keys stored in the wp-config.php file. The WordPress Secret Key API Generator is used to create these keys.
Place a check mark in the I understand that this operation can not be reverted check box.
Click the Update WP-Config Keys button to update the security keys.
Reset User’s Password
This option resets the current password for selected user(s) or all users.
|A.||User||Placing a check mark in this check box, selects all users in the current view.|
|B.||User List||Placing a check mark in the user(s) check box selects specific user(s).|
|C.||I understand… check box||Placing a check mark in this check box signifies that you understand this process can not be reverted.|
|D.||Change Passwords Button||When this button is clicked, an email is sent to each user(s) advising them of the password change. WordPress automatically generates a new password for each selected user.|
If you suspect your site has been infected, or even after you have removed the infection, it is recommended that you re-install the plugins, including deactivated plugins.
Placing a check mark in the Plugin check box will select all plugins in the current view.
Note: Premium plugins will not be re-installed. For example woocommerce plugins. These will need to be done manually.
The next step of the guide will focus on How to Use Last Logins in Sucuri.