Switching a WordPress site to HTTPS
Google announced in 2016 that started using HTTPS as a ranking signal. And that has implications for your site and whether it uses an HTTP or HTTPS protocol.
HTTPS is especially important to protect data exchanged between users and a web site over unencrypted networks to protect user sensitive information.
When you serve your website content securely via HTTPS, you are guarantee that nobody will alter how they are received by users.
The first step is to get an SSL certificate for the domain, install it on the server to secure the web site.
On our Plesk 12.5 and Onyx servers, you can secure your web site for free using an SSL Certificate from LetsEncrypt.
- Change the WordPress site Address and URL to use https
- Change the website permalinks from http to https.