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The site was set up using Dreamweaver and based on templates. Has anyone ever had any problem with this happening before? Is it possibly some kind of DW glitch or even worse, was I hacked?
Well unless you're running a webserver at home, you have two copies of your website - one on the server and one on your hard drive.
Have a look at the local copy!
Once you can table a bit more evidence we should be able to divine what has happened here. I'm comfortable with Dreamweaver and templates, so have a look at your local site and tell us in more detail what you see. Also, have a look at the date stamps on the files that point to the wrong place - that will be your biggest clue.
Have you done something exotic with the htaccess file on the server recently? That can be quite spectacular too....
The problem was that on my templates I have a menu option in the right column repeated at the bottom of each page and the logo on the masthead all pointing to the home page. When I discovered the problem they had all been changed so that they were now pointing to the same internal page. What makes this stranger is that I have seven separate templates that I use on this site and they had aall been changed.
Hacking is unlikely and I would normally have said that this was an error of my own creation but I doubt that I would have made the same mistake by changing the home page menu option three times on seven different templates to make them point to a completely illogical page? Strange ...
Perhaps if it happened once but what happened here required the same error to have been repeated 21 times (deliberately changing the URL of the home page three times on each of seven templates).
I don't use the full URL for the home page, just the domain name, and there would never have been any requirement for me to change this deliberately.
I have been around too long to categorically claim that I was not responsible but I just cannot figure out how this could have happened. It's not something you do and forget about it.
yip the old brain cells are going, the senile dementia is kicking in .. get this man a zimmer frame ;-)
(BTW I don't take hallucinatory drugs either).