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Help with wordpress!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by oscilay, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. oscilay

    oscilay Regular Member

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    I have installed on one website a premium wordpress theme that was shared for free here. When looking at OBL I see that every post links to some binary option website. How do I remove that link? Now it makes sense why people share premium stuff for "free".
    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Go to Appearance and then editor and find the page that the links are on and take them out.

    Not too hard really as even I can generally figure out where to take links off of a WP site.

    You may have to root around a little but that is part of the process.
     
  3. oscilay

    oscilay Regular Member

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    Every page links to that website. The link it`s showing only when looking at the source code.
     
  4. Josephineup

    Josephineup Newbie

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    Looks like you downloaded a hacked theme with some malicious code in it...
     
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    If you're on Windows, download this: http://www.wingrep.com/ (it's free).

    What it does is allows you to search any folder/location on your PC for any string, and it tells you what files contain that string.

    For example, if your wordpress site is linking to: http://SomeSite.com

    You would use wingrep to search the following folder (and subfolders) on your PC:

    C:\user\documents\wordpress themes\your download theme
    (in other words, the location of your downloaded them)

    and you would enter the following string to search that folder for:

    SomeSite.com

    When it completes, it will show you all the files within your downloaded theme that contain that string and what lines of each of the files that it appears on. This allows you to quickly edit each file to remove that string.

    If the person who modified the theme to include these malicious links is smart, they'll have obfuscated the the code to make it more difficult to find. So if the above method yields no results, it more than likely means it's going to take some additional effort on your part to get rid of it.

    The fact that there are malicious links means that you should really just buy the theme, because there is probably a lot more going on within that downloaded theme than malicious links.
     
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  6. SEODEMON

    SEODEMON Regular Member

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    FTP the entire wordpress folder or just the theme folder to your desktop. Use a find and replace software to find the link.

    Like TurboSR

    Im sure its in one of the PHP scripts. Try to remove it altogether without messing up the scripting or just replace with another link.

    FTP back the folder. Done!
     
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  7. oscilay

    oscilay Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot crazy, I`ll do that now.

    @Josephineup: The problem is that apparently all themes from that thread are from the same source. I think a lot of people are using themes from there without knowing this.