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  • # September 19, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Hey Guys,

    Have no clue why this is happening….my wordpress website is running fine, but when I try and log in to the wordpress wp-admin for my site, the login page won’t load and I see a message in the top left corner that says ‘lol’. Have I been hacked? How do I get rid of this and see my admin login page again?

    Thanks in advance!

    # September 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Yea, you have been hacked.

    add this line into your functions.php file right after the opening ?php tag, make sure “your_new_password_here” is actually the password you want to use, make sure it is not the same as before else, it could be compromised.


    then go try to login with the pass you just set, once you get in, go delete the line out of your functions.php file and reupload it.

    I highly recommend you find a good security plugin…WP better security is a great one…also, make sure you are running some form of backups too…

    # September 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Hey I tried as you said but still get the ‘lol’ screen when I go to my login page which is :

    Here is my script for my functions.php file, have I got it laid out correct? I just put in ‘Newpass1′ as the temporary password….

    < ?php

    // Add RSS links to section

    // Clean up the
    function removeHeadLinks() {
    remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘rsd_link’);
    remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wlwmanifest_link’);
    add_action(‘init’, ‘removeHeadLinks’);
    remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);

    // Declare sidebar widget zone
    if (function_exists(‘register_sidebar’)) {
    ‘name’ => ‘Sidebar Widgets’,
    ‘id’ => ‘sidebar-widgets’,
    ‘description’ => ‘These are widgets for the sidebar.’,
    ‘before_widget’ => ‘

    ‘after_widget’ => ‘

    ‘before_title’ => ‘

    ‘after_title’ => ‘


    // Navigation
    if (function_exists(‘register_nav_menus’)) {
    ‘main_nav’ => ‘Main Navigation Menu’


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