I’m sure we’ve all had this issue. We go to put our post on FaceBook, and for some reason we see something stupid like this:
Usually caused by something like Yoast SEO Plugin or anything similar really. But the kicker is we go to fix it, and its fixed, BUT Facebook is still showing the annoying wrong information!
How the hell do we fix this?
It’s actually a lot easier than you think. Ready. I’m going to show you how to fix this annoying issue in less than 30 seconds and with 3 super easy steps.
Go to this URL: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/
Enter the URL of the post you want to fix, past it in the box, click Debug.
Click the button “Scrape Again”.
And now you’re Facebook post is sharing the correct content.
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By Jonathan Perez — 2 years ago
I host a bunch of websites. I love doing it because I’m in control of every aspect that goes on with them. I can monitor server load, I can make edits to my server to install new versions of PHP, or mem_cache, or whatever.
One thing that I’ve been harping on a lot is security. I have a plugin called Ninja Firewall on a few of my sites that monitors any file or DB change.
Now this never happened to me before but last night, around 11:30 (still awake, getting tired) I received 3 emails, back to back.
The first was Email Change, then New User Registration, then WordPress Login.
I know the user of the site personally so I KNOW that this is not normal behavior. Also, the name that was being registered was none other than…. trump (dot) clinton at usa dot com! HAHAHA
So I actually got to stop this hack while it was going on, I felt like a super hero, lol.
So here are some steps that I did to remove the hack, because I’m finally getting good at this 🙂
Step 1 – Clean WordPress
The first thing I did was delete everything except the
wp-contentfolder and the
This makes sure that any core affected files are gone! After I delete them, I unzip a fresh download of WordPress, and upload all the files except for wp-content.
MAKE SURE YOU UPLOAD THE SAME VERSION OF WORDPRESS OR SH*T WILL BREAK.
Now I have a fresh WP install.
Step 2 – Go Into WP-Content
I keep all my builds as simple as possible so I have a pretty good grasp on what should and should not be in my WP-Content folder. A great way to check would be to organize what’s in the WP-Content folder by edit date. Check to see if anything was edited recently, and if it was a file, determine if you actually need that file.
A lot of times, what ends up outside of the plugins or themes folder is backups, caching files, things like that. Verify the plugins on the site to make sure that those files are actually being used. Most of the time, if you delete one of these files and then log into WordPress, you’ll get a warning or error message in your dashboard, so don’t stress too much. Delete what you don’t need.
Step 3 – Remove What You Don’t Use
Give your site a quick audit. If you’re not using the 2015 theme, then remove it. Anything you know for a fact you’re not using, delete it. Plugins are a little trickier but do the date thing again. See what was edited recently and check to see if it’s active on the site. If it’s not, DELETE!
Step 4 – Do A Scan
I like to use the plugin Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall. It’s very thorough, and it’s free so you can’t beat it. I don’t like using Sucuri or anything like that because to me, it’s always missing something. I’ve had some great luck with the other plugin though and was able to fix/quarantine hacked files.
Step 5 – Harden Your Install
For this, I will either use the iThemes Security Plugin, or my favorite which is currently SecuPress. Both are free, both will harden your website. Just follow the instructions when you install them and you should be good to go!
BONUS – Track Things
If you want to take an additional step, you can install a file monitor. I use NinjaFirewall (which is how I noticed all the things happening on the site). But you can use whatever you feel comfortable with. There are some site audit plugins out there that will email you when things happen on the website, so feel free to look into any of those.
ALWAYS BACK UP!
The worse case scenario is you can’t fix it. Now what do you do? You can hire someone OR you can restore a clean back up. So make sure you’re sites are always backed up!
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By Jonathan Perez — 6 years ago
Love wordpress but not sure where to start? Well, if it isn’t obvious I think the best damn framework / themes available are from studiopress. The Genesis Framework is so amazing in it’s simplicity and yet so flexible that you can literally create anything and at the same time have a monster of a machine putting it all together in the background. Genesis really is the top of the line framework for designers and developers alike. I can keep babbling but here’s what’s being offered right now.
You’re getting a 44-page introductory guide to Genesis suitable for anyone who has an understanding of WordPress. This guide covers EVERYTHING, from the beginner level to expert issues. It can help anyone who is considering the Genesis Framework to get their site looking and performing exactly the way they want it.Post Views: 912