So, here we are, redoing everything. From scratch. With psycho-paranoid security because in the time between 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 and 4.2.2 ‘Maintenance’ the whole thing was destroyed. And used as a spambot causing us all of those related problems.
Upon installing “latestversion.tgz” (4.2.2), with a whole new db, finally got logged in and had a news blast:
WordPress 4.2.2 Security and Maintenance Release May 7, 2015
WordPress 4.2.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Version 4.2.2 addresses two security issues: The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML file vulnerable to a cross-site […]