WordPress Recommending Moving To SSL

Moving to SSL in 2017

Moving to SSLIt had to happen, WordPress now advocating moving to SSL in 2017 and it’s not just WordPress; Google is making a strong for people to convert their sites.

The push for secure connectivity across the Internet is gaining momentum. Identity theft is of paramount importance to everyone today. Transacting business securely is no longer enough. People want to be sure they’re communicating securely for everything now a day.

Having your website configured for SSL will resolve that problem

We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother…

Source: Moving Toward SSL — WordPress

So where are you in converting your WordPress site to SSL. Have you had a conversation with your ISP to see what you need to do?

I’m finding that many people really don’t understand what this means. The web is becoming a much more dangerous place to be and securing your website with SSL is another step in proving your identity.

It’s not hard to convert to SSL

Google SSL Warning after moving to SSL went wrongTheoretically, it’s pretty easy. A matter of securing a certificate and applying it to your website. In reality, it’s not so simple and Google will let you know if it’s not done right.

What may not be clear is once you apply the certificate you need to convert the links in all the content on your site from http to https. WordPress will attempt to do this automatically once you change Site and WordPress address; but sometimes that is not enough and additional changes will need to be made.

It’s time to call an expert

If you’re not comfortable with doing this on your own, it may be time to call in an expert. Yes, there are tools, but a WordPress site can be complicated if its not maintained which can make the conversion challenging.

Why not give us a call to discuss. We can certainly making moving to SSL easier for you.

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