i need help!

I need help with two issues and I hope you can help! Firstly, this blog has been hacked. There seem to be a lot of spam in the source code. Does anybody know how to get rid of this annoying spam?

The second thing I want to ask you is if you know somebody who is an expert on Zencart (shopping cart software). I have some changes for Le Souk’s website which I can not do myself. I am looking for someone who can help me with this (and doesn’t charge a ridiculous rate). I tried to find someone here in The Netherlands but unfortunately Zencart is not very well known here. I can be reached at danielle@style-files.com. Your help is very much appreciated!

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  • I check your site daily and am sorry to hear that you are having problems. You mention “spam in the source code”, do you have an example that I can look at? I notice that you don’t use captcha or similar for comment submissions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha) they can be very useful at stopping automated comment and membership spamming. Best wishes, Chris

  • If you’re just getting spam comments with bad links and/or code, you should start by making sure that Akismet is installed in your WordPress. It comes with the default install I think, but you have to activate it.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/akismet/

    If your blog really has been hacked you need to 1) upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (you have version 2.5.1 but the latest version is 2.6.2) 2) change the passwords for all admin-accounts.

  • Thank you so much for all you suggestions! This is really helpful to me! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment or for sending an email. I very much appreciate this!