I'm getting an issue where WordPress always serves me a page that takes me to an external site.
Whether I try to visit a URL on mylivesite.com, page content is always as follows (keyword= varies according to the URL I type in):
This happens only on the live site and not on my localhost site (which should be a very close copy of the live site).
any matches to externalsite.com.
The installation is an individual domain running its own instance of WP.
This effect prevents me accessing wp-admin on the live site.
Any ideas about what layer or setting might cause this to happen?
The site had been hacked. This was causing it to redirect to an external site after most page requests.
Cleanup guide for hacked sites: http://smackdown.blogsblogsblogs.com/2008/06/24/how-to-completely-clean-your-hacked-wordpress-installation/
Thanks to all who provided help.