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php – Remove cache after hacked WordPress site

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


My WordPress website got hacked. It redirected the user to some spam website.
Since than I already cleaned the website and the problem does not occur anymore.

The problem is, that my visitors are still redirected to the spam website until they clean they cache or stop the redirect and reload the page.

I’m not really sure what to do, to fix this. I know I can’t remove the user’s cache remotely, but there sure must be some way how to tell their browser, that there are changes on the site before the redirect starts.

I already added this code to the website:

<meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="max-age=0" />
<meta http-equiv="cache-control" content="no-cache" />
<meta http-equiv="expires" content="0" />
<meta http-equiv="expires" content="Tue, 01 Jan 1980 1:00:00 GMT" />
<meta http-equiv="pragma" content="no-cache" />

Any ideas?

How to&Answers:

I faced this issue also I added this code to my .htaccess file get rid of it. Please try it.

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive on
ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 3 days"
ExpiresByType text/xml "access plus 1 seconds"
ExpiresByType text/plain "access plus 1 seconds"
ExpiresByType application/xml "access plus 1 seconds"
ExpiresByType application/rss+xml "access plus 1 seconds"
ExpiresByType application/json "access plus 1 seconds"
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 week"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 1 week"
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 week"
ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 1 week"
ExpiresByType image/x-ico "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
<IfModule mod_headers.c>
   Header unset ETag
   Header unset Pragma
   Header unset Last-Modified
   Header append Cache-Control "public, no-transform, must-revalidate"
   Header set Last-modified "Mon, 1 Apr 2017 10:10:10 GMT"