Why Does My WordPress Site Have Skype Click to Call?
Since WordPress is my website and blogging tool
of choice, I was recently surprised when I went to finish a client’s WordPress site and noticed that all the phone numbers were Skype Click to Call enabled even though I never added a plugin or coded the site to include this feature. I also noticed that the Skype Click to Call feature was only enabled when I viewed the site in Firefox and not in Chrome or Safari. After doing a bit of research and reading this article
, I found that Firefox has a Skype extension that was enabled on my computer. This is what I did to disable the extension:
Tools > Add-ons > Extenstions > Disable Skype Click to Call
Easy, problem solved, right?
Well, not really. I had to take it one step further because I logged into my WordPress panel and saw Skype Click to Call code injected onto some, but not all pages that had phone numbers. This is what it looked like:
Bye, Bye Skype
I looked at the code on every page of the site and removed all Skype Click to Call code. I tested the site in Firefox and it appears the problem is solved for now, although I was worried my site had been hacked or will be more vulnerable to hacking in the future. I did a full scan of my computer with Malwarebytes
and then my site files with Backup Buddy
Have you ever experienced this problem? I would love to hear your thoughts.