Post Hack Website Recovery with Sucuri Security

Posted OnAug 29, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

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.


Reset Plugins

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.



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