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Why have loads of posts appeared on my Dashboard?

  1. I'm getting spammed with posts on my dashboard but I'm not subscribed to the people they're coming from (yes, I've doubly checked). They're also slightly different to normal posts because they have no Like or Reblog buttons on them.

    The blog I need help with is cognitivitality.wordpress.com.

  2. If anyone is posting to your blog then you have provided them with the ability to do so either deliberately by adding them as official users, or foolishly by allowing them access to your login information, or by posting content that makes it easy for them to guess what your log-in information is.

    Who, aside from you, has access to your login information?

    Go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that's how many hackers gain access to blogs

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

    6. Set up two step authentication http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/two-step-authentication/

    Then read this please knowing that blogs don't get hacked when security protocols are followed. > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    P.S. I flagged this for Staff follow-up.

  3. Big thanks, but can't find Users section..?

  4. I'm getting spammed with posts on my dashboard

    Your Dashboard is here > http://cognitivitality.wordpress.com/wp-admin/
    Your posts are here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts
    http://cognitivitality.wordpress.com/wp-admin/wp-admin/edit.php

    It sounds to me like you may be referring to your Reader (blogs I Follow) here http://wordpress.com/#!/read/following/

    Is that the case or not?

  5. Ah, sorry. Mind went crazy there. Of course, you're right, I meant my Reader

  6. Dashboard > far left hand column > Users
    http://cognitivitality.wordpress.com/wp-admin/users.php

  7. No separate users on there other than myself.

  8. Of course, you're right, I meant my Reader

    Good now that we have clarified that what exactly is your issue please? You can click the "X" on this page next to any blog URL to unfollow any blog you find here > http://wordpress.com/#!/read/edit/

  9. I don't think it is a hack because, as I said, these posts are not appearing because I've followed them. I have no clue what the real reason for why they're appearing is, however.

  10. these posts are not appearing because I've followed them

    Please see what I posted above re: how to unfollow any blog.

  11. These posts are NOT appearing because I've followed them. Might be a confusion in word order. I mean to say that the reason for them appearing is something other than following them because they are not being followed by me.

  12. Post all the URLs of the blogs you are not following that are posts for appearing in your Reader please.

  13. Thanks for this help, by the way. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, I hadn't noticed your response.

  14. Are you subscribed to a TAG in your reader?

  15. Nope, checked that already :(

  16. Hi cognitivitality,

    You are following a blog (joeseeber.com) that reblogs a lot of content from other blogs. You're seeing the reblogged content in your Reader.

    If you no longer wish to see those posts, you can remove that blog from those you follow by going to the "Blogs I Follow" link on the right and clicking Edit.

  17. Ah thank you! Perfect!

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