Practicing What You PreachBy
What happened you ask?
A site I worked on got Hacked! This isn’t a tech site by any means, but there is a lesson to be learned.
Back Up.. Back UP and BACK UP! I sat wondering.. and did used several tricks that were in the bag o’ goodies, but to no avail.
My first bit of advice if you are working on a blogging platform, keep a good copy of the theme, actually keep two copies, one locally and one on an external hard drive. Don’t rely on the wordpress back up’s completely dump your site and it’s contents onto that external drive.
It couldn’t possibly have been in the theme I saved a month ago.. WRONG.. it can be. After realizing the errors of my ways, I put my plea’s for help to some friends that are guru’s – some help was received but not a complete fix… it forced me to sit, and concentrate on that fix.
I got myself miffed that there was no one to come to my rescue… I finally sat down and mentally got myself into the problem and began the rebuild. I knew it was going to be tedious, and I was being lazy…I wanted someone to fix it for me… bwahhhh (as my nephew says)
Well the fact of the matter is, I learned a few lessons! When we put our mind to things, we can figure them out. When we call out for help and perhaps it’s not there, maybe there is a lesson to be learned, I re-honed some of my skills and was not allowed the easy way out! I walked away with a sense of accomplishment, I knew I could do it, but I was taking the lower road! Oh yeah.. and back up your data!.