Site Security for Authors: Recommended Resources
Recently I had a malware problem on a dormant site. Thankfully, I was able to resolve that quickly (I have an alert system through SiteLock.). But then I got concerned about my author site and realized I need to reach out to an expert for clarification and help.
I’d just signed up for The Digital Reader (a news blog covering publishing, indie authors, ebooks, and ereaders) and received a kind welcome from the editor and founder, Nate Hoffelder, asking what kind of tech issues I was having.
In a few short emails, we set up a time to talk. In that complimentary consult, my problem was resolved, I learned about a few security tools I’ll share with you in a moment, and I had a trusted resource if my problem was worsened, and a trusted web tech person to recommend to you.
Have you been hacked?
Nate has a good infographic here to determine if you’ve been hacked.
If you want to check if your site is secure, use Securi’s site check tool here: https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/
Secure Your Site
Nate has a 15-step PDF guide on how to secure your site here.
If you need help securing your site, contact Nate for expert advice. It’s nice to speak to someone about my situation, instead of talking to my hosting service that alway wants to sell me something.
Founder, The Digital Reader
Web Guru, Valiant Chicken Digital
(571) 406-2689 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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ABOUT NATE HOFFELDER
Proclaimed geeky stay-at-home web developer, Nate Hoffelder has been building and running WordPress sites since 2010. He blogs about indie publishing and helps authors connect with readers by customizing websites to suit each author’s voice on The Digital Reader, mentioned on podcasts such as The Creative Penn, Wordslinger, or Sell More Books Show. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.