Website problems: I’ve been hacked!

Regular viewers will be noticing all kinds of glitches on the site at the moment. This is because my site was hacked and used as a relay to send 1000s of spam emails and, upon noticing, my host providers took down They helped me out by restoring the conent and recrating the basic WordPress website from a fresh install, but now I have the task of customizing the theme back to how it was. I have made some efforts but I still have a long way to go and my work as a commercial photographer is taling priority at the moment. I may take this opportunity to redesign Wildscnes completely; this is something I’ve been intending to do for a while. I want to show much bigger images on the site.

If you are running your own WordPress website, be aware that the hackers usually get into a site by hacking code of WordPress plugins rather than WordPress itself. I used several plugins on Wildscenes, mostly to provide the frontpage slideshow and formatting text int tables, but I will minimise the use of the plugins from now on.

In the meantime, here’s a bridled guillemot image which I found when revisiting a folder containing Farne Island images from 2 years ago. No idea how I missed it fisrt time around!

bridled guillemot Farne Islands

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