WORDPRESS HTTPS CONVERSION
What is HTTPS and why do I need an SSL certificate?
Your website likely collects customer data including contact information, billing and/or shipping addresses or credit cards. An SSL certificate allows you to collect that information over a secure connection. An SSL certificate is issued by a licensing authority and it’s periodically renewed.
HTTP has been the normal way that people access websites.
HTTPS is a secure connection, data transferred between the web server and your computer is encrypted.
To enable HTTPS on your website, there are a number of steps and we can help with those changes.
Why your website needs HTTPS:
Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.”
What is involved in the conversion process:
There are a number of steps involved in converting a website to https:
- We will do a full back up of your website, including the database and files, before making any changes.
- We will make all the necessary changes to the database to ensure it uses HTTPS by default.
- We will setup the necessary HTTP redirects so all traffic is sent to the new HTTPS address.
- We will thoroughly test your site to ensure each page and post passes with a green padlock. It will also be tested to make sure all the proper Security Headers are in place. We use a number of different testers to make sure everything is converted correctly.
- Ensure your robots.txt file or meta tag is not blocking the https site.
- We will update your Google Search Console and Google Analytics account to point to the new HTTPS address.
How much does it cost to convert a WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS?
One-time fixed-fee for the setup work.
You may need to purchase an SSL certificate from your hosting company.