WordPress is one of the most widely used content management system available with a free and paid market share of 60% or more. A CMS is more than a web hosting platform which helps other people access what you want to publish. Through WordPress you can publish whatever you want so you not only add, edit or delete material but also monitor what and when has changed, rolling back to what you don’t want to include.
The CMS security affects both you and your readers which means that HTTPS (also known as secure HTTP is nice to have. You can also set up things so your blog and the interface used for editing it use only HTTPS for the use of encrypted connections.
Encryption is one the easiest ways to make sure that there is nothing more important that you forgot to encrypt. Though working on a “digital paperwork” of getting a website certificate is simple enough, doing it the first time is like taking a trip to a place which you never visited before. This relies on the chain of HTTPS certificates, approved by cryptographic digital signatures offered by one or more certificate authorities. You can also end up in a wrong location with no idea of what you need to do next.
Bringing HTTPS for Free
WordPress announced to register all sites on .com with HTTPS. You will not require a CA for a certificate or install a certificate on your own or wonder what happens next when the certificate expires or to apply it on your own. WordPress will handle everything on your behalf using a project known as Let’s Encrypt to remove the hassle from using HTTPS.
WordPress also uses HTTPS since 2014 on domains that end with .wordpress.com. This is not as difficult as anyone who has a domain such as abc.com can register certificates for covering any sub domains of it, for instance, 3rdlevel.example.com
Subdomains such as abc.com can be covered by voting for *abc.com. The * character is known as a wildcard and stands for whatever text you like such as “any wordpress.file.” WordPress users have bought own domain names to the WP ecosystems for example medialinkers.com, hosted by WordPress.com VIP. Issuing multiple HTTPS certificates automatically and quickly was not easy.
WordPress has placed the bullet on the task for its users and on all the WP hosted sites, such as a *.wordpress.com or a custom domain of your own, to implement HTTPS. However, if the readers are trying to connect via HTTP, it will redirect it to a more secure HTTPS link.
Why You Must Care?
- Traffic from the encrypted sites can be redirected, modified and intercepted
- Well-educated readers are increasing suspicious encrypted sites
- Search engines such as Google rate pages higher on their HTTPS use
You can also hire professional web development agencies such as Medialinkers web design to develop a WordPress site for your needs.