Non-SSL is Not Secure - It's Imminent
Last Update: Jan 18, 2017
I just received an email linking to this article Chrome 56 SSL HTTPS WordPress
When Google releases its next version of Chrome (56) all pages which collect passwords or credit card details will be flagged with "Not secure" in the address bar.
If you're thinking "that doesn't affect me because I don't ask for credit card details on my website" then please think again. If you offer any sort of membership which requires users to choose or use a password to gain access then you need SSL.
Eventually, as Chrome continues to release new versions it will label all plain HTTP pages as "Not secure".
Wealthy Affiliate is providing free SSL certificates for all top level websites hosted here. Make sure you activate yours and make sure all pages on your website have the green padlock and the word "Secure" in the address bar.
I show you how to activate your SSL certificate and fix the "no padlock" and "mixed content" issues in this video.
SSL: Activation, No Padlock, Mixed Content and Google Search Console
As always, I'm here to help you.
Wonderful information, Marion :) I would think even with affiliate links, people would prefer a secure website. As you pointed out, WA provides SSL for us (at no extra charge) and we should secure all of our websites. Thanks, Marion, Google strikes again.
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Thank you for the info.