I have used WordPress to publish a high school newspaper for five years without major problems (hooray!), and today I installed the “link2featured” plugin from Epic Plugins. Everything worked fine for about half an hour, and then my entire site disappeared. I can still log in to WP, but the newspaper account, and the website itself, are all gone, like they never existed. I am kind of freaking out.
Not sure what I did – the install worked fine at first, for at least 30-40 minutes before everything disappeared.
The site is self-hosted, http://www.ahsphoenixflyer.com. I was able to download a complete backup of the site from my hosting company, but that doesn’t address the loss of the site in WP or the lost accounts (five years worth of student accounts)
None of the accounts that have access to this site are working, and I am really unsure of how to proceed. Any help is much appreciated.