How to Restore Hacked WordPress Website

Website created on CMS (Content Management System) like Joomla, Drupal and WordPress are more prone to hacking. Hackers do this just for the sake of practicing. Most of them don’t steal anything or erase any files on your server. They only replace you index file or home page. But just to make sure, that you won’t lose anything, do a regular backup of your website files. If you got hacked, don’t panic. Here’s a guide on how to restore/reinstall your WordPress site.


Step 1: Login to your WordPress admin.

Step 2: Select Dashboard on your Navigation menu.

Step 3: Click on Updates

Step 4: Hit the Re-Install Now button.

Step 5: Follow as instructed and you’re done.


This will re-create your lost index file but reset all manually modified widgets to default. As for Joomla and Drupal, restoring the index files manually will do the trick.

Tips: You can either backup your database on a regular basis or export your wordpress blog from time to time to make sure you have a copy of all your post, comments, pages, etc. You can never say when will you need this.









Since childhood, the technology of computers was his greatest fascination. Empowered with a degree on Computer Science from AMA University in the Philippines, Ron focused on website and program development. Since then, he has been working with different companies and personalities to achieve their corporate and personal goals by providing technical support for their online presence and program solutions. As today’s technology develops faster than the blink of an eye, Ron never stops exploring not only the new but the coming. His exposure to a wide array of businesses and industries equipped him to be versatile and proficient to go beyond the expectations of his clients. Ron is looking forward to more challenging collaborations where he can further improve his ability to apply the latest trends in providing innovative solutions to the growing demands of website and program development.

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