Why is someone trying to log into my WordPress site?

Always make sure your security ‘cannons’ are ready to fire! Left unchecked, anyone can keep trying your password until they eventually figure it out. And once they’re in? Odds are, they are trying to show ads to your readers, serve malware, or maybe redirect traffic to their site, any of which can get your site blacklisted.

It’s helpful to enable email alerts so there’s a notification when someone is locked out of your site, and to routinely check the “bad login” logs. Here’s a few plugins that can help with that:

What are these hackers/spammers doing? Sucuri takes you through what they’re up to and how to fix it.

We show how to fix a pharma hack that injects spam into pages and search engine results that regenerates and reinfects the site when you try to remove it.

Yoast also has a great outline on managing security. As always, please contact me if you’d like recommendations on how to keep your own site in tip-top shape.

Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with.

Billy in N.C. – Logo Design