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Urgent! People creating users for my site - how?

  1. Hi,

    I'm a new administrator for a wordpress hosted site I'm fairly new to wordpress and the other other administrators wouldn't know a lot either - having 'inherited' the site.

    I've found 4 or users recently created as 'subscribers' - but cannot find how this is happening - they aren't newsletter subscribers and don't appear to be created via the forum - the site has no obvious 'login/signup' page either

    The email addresses aren't familiar to anyone who has worked on the site.

    Any ideas? Could our site be getting hacked?

    Can someone offer advice because I can't see how someone could create users on our site without some kind of access?


  2. See that "Follow By Email" widget in your sidebar? That is your Subscription widget, which allows people to subscribe to your blog so that every time you make a new post, they get it in the form of an email. They have no access to the back end of your blog or to each others' email addresses.

  3. Thanks for the quick response that makes sense, but I'm just confused as to how they're able to do that because I see the feedburner widget in the primary widget area, but as far as I can tell (and as I say I'm coming to this site without too much information as the people who originally set it up are 'long gone' I think) the sidebar is being overridden by a template - we have a 'subscribe' box - but this a mailchimp newsletter.

    the site in question is

    thank you!

  4. Okay, in order to get an accurate answer, please always give a direct link to the site in question in your first post. is not a blog at all but is using software from WordPress.ORG and thus you will need to seek help there.

  5. Sorry! Many thanks anyway for your really quick response, I really appreciate it!

  6. No worries. BTW you will find subscribers for the site linked to your username, and my remarks above in the first place relate to that. You have the Subscribers widget and you will see them showing up.

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