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WP – Correcting a Security Flaw | SEO Tools & Techniques for those on a Budget
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WP – Correcting a Security Flaw

If you have a theme or plugin identified with a security flaw, don’t panic.

Contact the theme or plugin author or vendor. Work with them to determine if your particular version contains the vulnerability and get their advice on what action to take.

If they are not contactable after a reasonable amount of time, work with your hosting provider or site developer to determine if you have a vulnerability and what action to take.

Deactivating a theme or plugin with a security hole does not make it safe. All files need to be removed from your system to remove the security hole in a theme or plugin.

Sometimes this requires a manual removal from the MySql database. If you are not familiar with doing this, seek help from your hosting provider or a professional. As always, remember to make a backup copy before making changes.