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Google Showing All Sites without an SSL as ‘Not Secure’ Starting in July

Google Showing All Sites without an SSL as ‘Not Secure’ Starting in July 1500 818 Sterling Williams

Add an SSL before July so your visitors don’t see this Google Chrome warning.

In July, Google Chrome is making it official: If your site doesn’t have a security certificate, visitors will see this warning. SSL is not only the right thing to do for them, it’s also great for boosting search rankings and getting more traffic to your site.

Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website this year!

We turn to the internet for everything. From selling to buying, it is the introduction of an E-world. With this dominating trend, online security has become a necessity.

Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017.

Google will flag 2/3rd of the web as unsafe.

This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar.

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When Do You need to Worry About SSL?

With Chrome version 62 being released, websites with any kind of text input will need an SSL certificate.

1. Does your website takes text inputs in the form of login panels, contact forms, search bars, etc.

2. Is your website on HTTP://?

If it’s a YES to both these questions, you need to install SSL to avoid any risks or warnings. If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a “Not Secure” warning on visiting your site. 

What is SSL Certificate? And How it Works?

That’s your electronic passport!

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

If you don’t have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your company information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.

SSL Certificate has following information:

• Name of the holder
• Serial number and expiration date
• Copy of the certificate holder’s public key
• Digital Signature of the certificate-issuing authority

 

how ssl certificate works

Why are SSL Certificates Critical?

Here are some of the reasons to have SSL Certificates:

1. Encrypts Sensitive Information

The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.

2. Protects You From Cybercriminals

Those frickin’ bastards are mighty damn clever!

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybersecurity damages will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.

It is impossible to escape the rising tide of cybercrime if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate. They will identify weakness(es) in your network…mostly, when information is transmitted. Recently, the black eye masked people have been refining malicious strains that are specifically designed to capture data while moving between destinations. (Told you, these people are clever!)

ssl certificate saves you from cyber criminals

You surely can protect yourself from this mess by installing SSL certificates that offer a vital means of defending against transit-based hacks.

3. Builds Trust & Brand Power

With SSL certificates, your customers will see visuals like lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. Well, if I as a customer will see that on your website, I will be assured that my information is traveling safe.

Undoubtedly, this will add brand power and boost the credibility of the brand.

Conclusion

Before Google flags your website, secure it today with an SSL Certificate!

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Add an SSL before July so your visitors don’t see this Google Chrome warning.

In July, Google Chrome is making it official: If your site doesn’t have a security certificate, visitors will see this warning. SSL is not only the right thing to do for them, it’s also great for boosting search rankings and getting more traffic to your site.

Don’t have an SSL Certificate? Google is going to flag your website this year!

We turn to the internet for everything. From selling to buying, it is the introduction of an E-world. With this dominating trend, online security has become a necessity.

Undoubtedly, Google loves its users and therefore, is coming up with every possible way to make us feel secure here on the internet. With its recent announcement, earlier this year, Google will flag all the unencrypted internet by the end of 2017.

Google will flag 2/3rd of the web as unsafe.

This means if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate, it will display a ‘Not Secure’ in the URL bar.

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When Do You need to Worry About SSL?

With Chrome version 62 being released, websites with any kind of text input will need an SSL certificate.

1. Does your website takes text inputs in the form of login panels, contact forms, search bars, etc.

2. Is your website on HTTP://?

If it’s a YES to both these questions, you need to install SSL to avoid any risks or warnings. If you don’t implement SSL soon, your visitors will see a “Not Secure” warning on visiting your site. 

What is SSL Certificate? And How it Works?

That’s your electronic passport!

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

If you don’t have the SSL certificate, a secure connection cannot be established, that means, your company information will not be digitally connected to a cryptographic key.

SSL Certificate has following information:

• Name of the holder
• Serial number and expiration date
• Copy of the certificate holder’s public key
• Digital Signature of the certificate-issuing authority

 

how ssl certificate works

Why are SSL Certificates Critical?

Here are some of the reasons to have SSL Certificates:

1. Encrypts Sensitive Information

The information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and the server can see your credit card numbers, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to.

2. Protects You From Cybercriminals

Those frickin’ bastards are mighty damn clever!

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybersecurity damages will cost the world over $6 trillion annually by 2021.

It is impossible to escape the rising tide of cybercrime if your website doesn’t have an SSL certificate. They will identify weakness(es) in your network…mostly, when information is transmitted. Recently, the black eye masked people have been refining malicious strains that are specifically designed to capture data while moving between destinations. (Told you, these people are clever!)

ssl certificate saves you from cyber criminals

You surely can protect yourself from this mess by installing SSL certificates that offer a vital means of defending against transit-based hacks.

3. Builds Trust & Brand Power

With SSL certificates, your customers will see visuals like lock icon and green address bar that indicates well-trusted encryption is in use. Well, if I as a customer will see that on your website, I will be assured that my information is traveling safe.

Undoubtedly, this will add brand power and boost the credibility of the brand.

Conclusion

Before Google flags your website, secure it today with an SSL Certificate!

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15 Hot Design Trends of 2018

15 Hot Design Trends of 2018 1500 869 The WordPress Ninja

Checkout These 15 Awesome Trends in Graphic Design for 2018

(and indeed some of my own current absolute favs)

* Click each image to view full size

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OVER 400 DOMAIN EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE AS OF 2018

OVER 400 DOMAIN EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE AS OF 2018 1500 807 The WordPress Ninja

OVER 400 DOMAIN EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE AS OF 2018

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Expand your .tax business.
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Many Of The World’s Biggest Talent and Company Sites built on WordPress

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WordPress is The Worlds Most Popular Web Design Foundation

And there’s Quite A Few Reasons Why So Many of The World’s Top Talents, Brands and Companies Have Chosen It To Build Their World View Upon… If You’d Like To Join Us, Just Let The WordPress Ninja Know!

WordPress
is The Worlds Most Popular
Web Design Foundation

And There Are Quite A Few Reasons Why So Many of The World’s Top Talents, Brands, and Companies Have Chosen It To Build Their World View Upon… If You’d Like To Join Us, Just Let
The WordPress Ninja

Know!

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Before and AFTER The WordPress Ninja

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Creative seamless GIFs behind Semi-Transparent PNGs

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Talk about a cool, unique way to add come creative Life to a site’s page, especially the mobile view experience! Ever seen anything like this on your phone? It’s layering a semi-transparent PNG image, over a full-width background GIF.  The possibilities are Endless! #winWIN

Already have a WordPress based Site But Just Needs 2017 Styling?

Already have a WordPress based Site But Just Needs 2017 Styling? 1500 768 The WordPress Ninja

“It’s a beautiful thing when a new client already has a WordPress based website but just wants to update the look, style, and overall feel of it.” 

-Sterling Williams | aka The WordPress Ninja

When a new client has a site that was built on a WordPress foundation, most of the the work is already done.

The pages are built, all of the content is in the site’s media library, and the majority of the content is already in place. That’s when The WordPress Ninja just comes in with a top notch new WP theme, activates and goes through configuring the settings and flavor and elements of each page and section. This is where the combination of extensive WordPress + Visual Design experience hits a home run for you.

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Most of the work has already been done; the pages and posts have already been created, the images and text and overall content are all in the backend media library, and The WordPress Ninja just needs to bring in a new top notch favorite WP theme, and dial in the settings and make any and all adjustments to each page and the elements throughout.  A few plugins for some extra preferred touches may need to be installed as well, but that’s minor as far as time involved.

Designing Mobile Friendly Sites Since 2011

– BEFORE… AND AFTER THE WORDPRESS NINJA –

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Last year Google cracked the whip on websites by announcing they would knock down the page visibility and SEO of sites that weren’t mobile friendly. It was a good thing though as they are just trying to make the web less ‘work’ for visitors going to sites and having to pinch and zoom and swipe to view a pages content.  Also they want sites more up to date for security reasons, just doing what they can to made the web safer and more enjoyable for the ever increasing percentage of mobile viewers. With that, in 2017 there is a higher percentage of responsive sites (‘site contact adapts to different screen sizes and devices’) but most don’t have any ‘life’ or much engaging via parallax and on scroll animations. THAT is where we come in!

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“In most cases depending on how many clients we currently have, your new World View will be redesigned with an amazing new modern style and flavor and Live the same week!”

Just click the button below to get a free online quote and let’s join forces to serve up a beautiful, mobile friendly, stylish site that you’ll even be able to update and edit yourself after it goes live. We only work with the world’s best WordPress themes and plugins for One and All #winWIN

‘Styling You For World View™’

-THE WEB STYLIST

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What is Parallax Web Styling

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PARALLAX WEB STYLE

What is it and why You’ve got to have it for your website!

Having a website and ‘world view’ that immediately sets you apart and gets and keeps your visitors attention has never been more invaluable.

Since Google cracked the whip last year and started knocking down the SEO and page visibility of websites that aren’t mobile friendly, many of those sites have since either come with a mobile version or a responsive layout, which adapts to all devices.  So in 2017 yes many more sites (finally!) have mobile versions but most don’t really ‘do anything’, don’t have any ‘Life’ to them as you scroll through. There are a million themes and templates out there now, so even though a site may adapt to a mobile experience, it probably looks like ten thousand other sites. And THIS is where the invaluable flavor of Parallax comes in. Within seconds of a site visit and immediately scroll down, this amazing form of image styling and relation is evident and you’ve just set your ‘world view’ apart as a beautifully amazing site, brand, company, and experience!

Your online view, aside from say social posts, is what speaks about you, your profession, services, talents and ‘brand’ on your behalf. Your website is where you have absolute control of that. It does the talking so to speak and the selling for you, and it enables you to leave the exact and immediate impression you intend to. Not long ago this would be very time consuming and often expensive to create. However, when you come aboard with The WordPress Ninja, all the work is done for you, an incredibly engaging (yes, parallax plays a major role in this) viewing experience is put together on a WordPress based platform, and once the new site goes live, you’ll even be able to edit and update the content yourself. #winWIN

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BeBNZO.com – This is a new fashion/apparel based site with a ton of amazing parallax flavor throughout, which also incorporates an eCommerce backend for the products (easily linked to a PayPal address that accespts any debit and credit cards). This is also one of my favorite WordPress themes in 2017.

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Parallax Scrolling In A Nutshell

Parallax Scrolling is a technique in which the background image of a website moves slower than the foreground elements or images when the page is scrolled, creating an illusion of depth and motion. The results are stunning effects that impress visitors to your page.

The parallax effect has been around for years in classic video games, but it became a trend in the web design world. This cool effect is now commonly seen as part of the scrolling feature of a web page. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth (creating a faux-3D effect) and an interesting browsing experience. The term is derived from the Greek “parallaxis”, meaning “alteration”.

Nearby objects have a larger parallax than more distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax scrolling can be used to determine distances. We have compiled 30 of the best amazing examples of websites that use the scrolling parallax effect.

Some Favorite Parallax Scrolling WordPress Sites

 

ChadDennis.co – This awesome site was built for an LA based yoga instructor, and we brought a lot of parallax flavor to the design, while also keeping it very clean and content focused.

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JaneParkSmith.com – This is an amazing One Page auto-scroll website with extensive parallax flavor throughout.

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Demos.TheWebStylist.com-laptop-iphone-promo-by-The-Web-StylistDemos.TheWebStylist.com – This is a Demo site that showcases not only Parallax in the opening section but combines it with a cool gif (not a cheesy one that hiccups on repeat, but was set to play forward and then in reverse to create a seamless video effect)

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LisaWentz.com-homepage-iphone6s-byTheWordPressNinjaLisaWentz.com – Motivational Speaker Lisa Wentz joined forces with The WordPress Ninja in 2016 to create a very clean, dynamic Parallax based multi-page site and experience.  Using minimal content a very engaging ‘world view’ was created.

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NautilusAcupuncture.com – This site was designed for a young acupuncturist fresh out of graduation. Some great stock images were pulled and a very peaceful parallax based visual flow was created for her new World View.

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par·al·lax

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noun
  1. the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
    • the angular amount of parallax in a particular case, especially that of a star viewed from different points in the earth’s orbit.
      plural noun: parallaxes

The parallax effect has been around for years in classic video games, but it became a trend in the web design world. This cool effect is now commonly seen as part of the scrolling feature of a web page. It uses multiple backgrounds which seem to move at different speeds to create a sensation of depth (creating a faux-3D effect) and an interesting browsing experience. The term is derived from the Greek “parallaxis”, meaning “alteration”.

Nearby objects have a larger parallax than more distant objects when observed from different positions, so parallax scrolling can be used to determine distances. We have compiled 30 of the best amazing examples of websites that use the scrolling parallax effect.

More: Parallax Scrolling Scripts

If you have a working theme but would still like to have the parallax effect on your site, here are a few resources to help you add that touch of parallax scrolling magic.

  • skrollr – skrollr is a JS library for adding parallax scrolling effect, including advanced scrolling effects.
  • Jarallax – Another JavaScript library that lets you create parallax scrolling animations in a jiffy.
  • Stellar.jsJust add .stellar() to the element and you are done.
  • Super Scroll Orama – Awesome parallax scrolling effects, with great animations schemes.
  • jQuery Parallax – Remember the Parallaxr theme featured in this article? Well this JS library offers a way to create such effect easily.

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WordPress vs Wix

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Wix vs WordPress

Which One is Better? (Pros and Cons)

Are you trying to decide between Wix vs WordPress to build your website? While WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world, it is not the only option. Wix is another popular builder that you may have heard about through one of the many Wix TV commercials. In this article, we will compare Wix vs WordPress and highlight the pros and cons. Our hope is that with this Wix review and comparison, you will be able to decide which platform is right for you.

wordpress-vs-wixThis comparison has been broken down into 5 categories: Costs, Ease of Use, Design, Flexibility, and eCommerce.
Please note that this article compares Wix vs Self Hosted WordPress.org NOT WordPress.com. See the difference between self hosted WordPress.org vs WordPress.com sites.

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This awesome web designer chick made a cool, clear comparitive tutorial covering ALL!

“With WordPress winning in 4 out of 5 categories, WordPress is clearly the winner in this comparison.”

Price and Costs

Cost of developing a website is an important factor when choosing your platform. The total costs of developing and maintaining your site will entirely depend on your needs. The goal is to make sure that you can do whatever you want within your budget.

Wix

The basic website builder in Wix is free. However there are two major downsides to it. First, it adds Wix branded advertisements on top and bottom of your website. Second, you cannot use a custom domain for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename

Apart from that the basic plan does not offer necessary addons such as Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc. To remove ads and get additional features, you will have to upgrade to one of the premium plans they offer.

Each Wix premium plan has different storage and bandwidth limitations. You can pay monthly or choose a yearly plan.

The best value plans on Wix is the Unlimited plan ($12.42 / month), and if you want eCommerce store ($16.17 / month), then you need the eCommerce plan.

This cost does not include any apps that you later choose to use with your Wix site.

WordPress

The WordPress software is available for free for anyone to use. We often get asked about why is WordPress and what’s the catch?

Well, the biggest catch is that you need your own domain and hosting to install it. There are several WordPress hosting providers that you can choose from. See our guide on how to choose the best WordPress hosting.

Depending on your budget, you can start with a basic plan with a WordPress hosting provider like Siteground that will cost you $3.95 per month. If your budget permits, then you can use a managed WordPress hosting provider like WPEngine which costs $29 per month.

The cost of a WordPress site will increase if you decide to use premium WordPress themes or plugins. However, there are thousands of free WordPress themes and plugins available that you can use to reduce costs. You can add any feature to your WordPress site using a plugin without upgrading your hosting plan.

Conclusion:

WordPress beats Wix with flexible plans available from a variety of web hosting companies. The cost depends on how much resources you use, and you are free to use your WordPress site in any way you want. I would say the key difference is this:

Wix doesn’t offer near the amazing mobile view experience that WordPress can bring, especially when The WordPress Ninja is brought aboard to design the site. #Seriously  For one the fact parallax scrolling elements do not work on the mobile view version of Wix and this is the #1 web design style element that immediately gets a viewers attention and respect creatively. Here is another article on what parallax animation is and why it is #priceless in 2017 forward!

Ease of Use

Most beginners don’t want to spend too much time learning new skills. Both Wix and WordPress allow you to create websites without learning to code.

Wix:

Wix comes with very powerful and easy to use tools to build your own website. It offers a simple drag and drop interface where you can select any element on your site and start editing it in a WYSIWYG interface.

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You can drag and drop items anywhere on your site, rearrange things on your pages, write content, and add media in a user friendly environment. Many beginners would find this feature a blessing as it saves them from dealing with code.

WordPress:

WordPress comes with a visual editor to write your content and theme customizer which allows you to edit your theme properties in a WYSIWYG environment. However, by default WordPress does not come built-in with a drag and drop page builder.

wp-visual-editorTo get the full control of the appearance, users will have to familiarize themselves with different sections like menus, customizer, visual post editor, etc. This means that WordPress requires a small learning curve for beginners.

On the other hand, there are thousands of themes that makes customization really easy.

Conclusion:

Wix is clearly the winner here. Users don’t need to spend much time to learn the platform or install any plugins before they can start building their website. On the other hand, they will need to understand WordPress basics and may need help of plugins to build their site.

As it goes, with more power comes a little bit more responsibility.

Design and Layout

Your site’s design and layout plays an important role in its success. Every site owner needs a design that’s not only good looking, but also user friendly and makes their brand stand-out.

Wix:

Wix comes with more than 500+ pre-made templates to choose from. All Wix designs are fully responsive and written in HTML5. Using the built in tools, you can further customize your site design, change layout, and rearrange items as you see fit.

There are designs available for every kind of site. Templates are divided into categories like business, eCommerce, hobbies, arts and crafts, personal, etc.

One big disadvantage is that once you have selected a template, you cannot change it. You can modify it and customize it as much as you want using only the built-in tools, but you cannot switch to another template.

WordPress:

There are thousands of free and paid themes available for WordPress. Free themes come with limited support, but they also go through a strict review process. Paid themes generally offer more features and come with premium support options.

trystmedspalasercom-bythewebstylist-homepage-iphone6sWordPress themes range from small personal sites to full fledged eCommerce sites. Most themes come with built-in customization options of their own. You are also free to further customize them using your own child themes and plugins.

Users can download free themes from WordPess.org directory. For paid themes there are several WordPress theme shops like ThemeLab, StudioPress, Headway Themes, Themify, etc.

Furthermore, you can hire a developer or learn to create a completely custom theme for your company.

Conclusion:

WordPress has a much larger range of themes and design layouts than Wix. WordPress users can also switch themes or customize them as much as they want without any restrictions.

Plugins and Apps

Plugins and Apps are third party software that you can use with your platform to add more features. Wix calls them apps, and in WordPress ecosystem they are called plugins.

Wix:

Wix comes with nearly 200+ apps that you can add to your site. These apps offer a wide range of features like adding contact forms, gallery, comments, email list and so on.

Most apps are free or have a lite version. Other apps require monthly payments and vary in prices. Even though there is a limited collection of apps, they cover most commonly requested features by site owners.

WordPress:

At the time of writing this article, there were more than 38,000 free plugins available in the WordPress.org plugin directory alone. Not to mention, premium plugins available on other marketplaces.

The saying goes: if you can think of it, there’s probably a WordPress plugin that makes it happen.

Whether you want to create a contact form, build a mailing list, create galleries, or add sliders, there’s a plugin for that.

You can do just about anything you like with WordPress. There are plenty of plugins both free and paid which you can utilize on your site immediately.

Conclusion:

WordPress easily beats Wix in this area as well. Even though Wix’s app library is growing, it is still limited in comparison to the huge choice available to WordPress users.

eCommerce

Selling things online is another important feature that most beginners look for. Lets see how WordPress and Wix compare in eCommerce.

Wix:

Wix offers eCommerce with their paid plans. This means users with the free plan cannot run their eCommerce store on Wix without upgrading to a paid plan. With the WixStores, you can only accept payments using PayPal or Authorize.net.

There are a few third party apps that you can use for selling things online, but those apps would cost you even more money with their monthly fees. Not to mention you have limited payment gateways and limited functionality.

WordPress:

WordPress has several free plugins that you can use to build your online store and sell anything you want. Each of these plugins have their own addon plugins which you can use to add any payment gateway you want.

Most eCommerce plugins for WordPress even have their own dedicated themes and have plenty of themes designed specifically to work with those plugins.

Conclusion:

If you want to build a proper store and be ready for growth, then WordPress offers much more flexibility, freedom and choices.

Summary

WordPress is far superior than Wix as a web publishing platform for most any kind of website. While Wix offers an easy to use website builder, you can accomplish a lot more with WordPress, and most importantly you can truly customize your ideal ‘world view’ look, style, and functionality in a way you can’t do with a Wix template based platform.

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The Priceless Importance of SSL for your site in 2017

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2017 IS THE YEAR OF HTTPS AND SSL FOR WEBSITES.

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Most people have no idea that without a Secured Socket Layer integrated into their site, any information submitted via say it’s contact form can be visible to a third party. This is just one common example to help understand how important it is to have an SSL/secured site. To give you a little back story, in 2014, Google announced a call for HTTPS to be used eventually by every site on the web. Google has three main reasons for this that all come back to the desire to create a more secure internet, but before we get to those three reasons, you may be wondering what HTTPS and SSL are.

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Not many know that third parties can view the information that a visitor of an unsecured site may submit through even just a simple contact form – their name, email, phone number, etc and even use that against them. An SSL encrypts the entire site so nothing like this is possible. Google is now even giving higher SEO and search page visibility to https:// sites over the unsecured http:// ones. They are just trying to give more incentive for people to get SSL encryption so eventually all the sites in the web are much more secured and just a safer world wide web for all.

What is HTTPS?

HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a protocol used for secure communications over a computer network, like the internet. Communication over HTTPS are encrypted between the client and the server so eavesdroppers don’t listen in, no one tampers with the data, and your website data isn’t forged.

What is SSL?

SSL is the acronym for Secure Socket Layer and is often used interchangeably with the term TLS – Transport Layer Security. Both are cryptographic protocols that help encrypt communications over a computer network. Typically, if a website wanted to encrypt the transmission of its data between the server and the client, they would purchase an SSL certificate that contains an encryption key that is placed on the server.

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Why should you care about HTTPS and SSL?

This gets back to the three reasons why Google is calling for all websites to switch to HTTPS. In order to access most websites, the URL usually begins with “HTTP.” This is the unsecured version of the protocol that transfers data between the web server and the browser on your computer or smartphone. Remember that fear you had of using your credit card online? Well, it’s not just credit cards that are of interest.

Google sees three reasons for securing your website with HTTPS and SSL. They are “Authentication,” “Data Integrity,” and “Encryption.” These three reasons speak to a number of issues that have come up when it comes to communications over the web.

Authentication addresses the issue of verifying the ownership of your website. Believe it or not, there are people out there that make replicas of websites and divert traffic to it in an effort to steal from you. Most people know that they need to check for the Green Lock in their browser before entering personal information into the website. You can go one step further and verify the SSL certificate to make sure it belongs to the website you’re on.

Data Integrity speaks to whether or not the data on the site has been tampered with while it’s in transit. If someone know’s what they are doing and your website is not secure, they can tamper with the data transmitted from your server back to the client. The form submission that the client just sent could go to the hacker and not to you.

Encryption refers to the security of communications between the client and the server so that no one else can read them. This is a key point for commercial websites. While it’s extremely important to encrypt the communications on an ecommerce website, it’s equally important to encrypt the data submitted using forms. The information that a site visitor submits through a contact form such as their name, email, phone number can be seen, saved and used against them.

What does an SSL Certificate Cost?

The cost for an SSL certificate will depend on your website’s hosting provider, who they buy the certificate through, and the type of certificate they buy. There are three types of certificates.

  • Single Domain – This type of SSL certificate is only valid on one domain URL.
  • Multi Domain – Also known as a Universal Communication Certificate (UCC) this secures multiple domain names and multiple host names within a domain name. You would set a primary domain and can add up to 99 additional Subject Alternative Names (SANs) in a single certificate. This is great for businesses with multiple sub domains and URLs for different service, product lines or geographic locations.
  • Wildcard – This type of certificate is for securing all of the subdomains you may have for a single domain.

When selecting your SSL Certificate, please consult with your web host, marketing agency, and IT department to make sure you are selecting the right option for your entire business.

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Why is 2017 the Year of HTTPS and SSL?

Back in 2014, Google said that if your website was HTTPS it would give that site additional ranking signal in search results. This is a good thing for businesses that have websites that are competing with other businesses for position on search engine results pages. Google also said they wouldn’t penalize the websites that are not secure. Well, at least not with their algorithm.

In September 2016, Google announced that in January 2017 they would begin displaying the security of the connection in the address bar of Chrome version 56 and up on pages that display a password and/or a credit card field. This is the beginning of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP pages non-secure.

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HTTPS vs HTTP Google Chrome Notification – Image credit: Google

Google has conducted a number of studies that concluded that visitors do not consider the absence of a “secure” icon a warning. But it should be. This is why Google is taking the extra step to warn users of its browser, which is used by more than 55% of internet users, that the site they are visiting and about to enter their sensitive information into is not secure.

In addition, as part of their long-term plan, Google will likely include pages with contact forms in the coming months. So, while they’re not susceptible to this warning just yet, they will be and you should do something about it now.

Google Starts Giving A Ranking Boost To Secure HTTPS/SSL Sites

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What’s the process of changing my site from HTTP to HTTPS?

At The WordPress Ninja and The Hosting Ninja, we are prepared to help our clients make this transition as simple as possible with little to no interruption to your website. This means there are potential issues that can happen, which is why this is not a DIY project. Here are a few of the things we will need to do to get your website converted to HTTPS:

  • Help you secure the right certificate for your website if you are hosted with us.
  • Install the certificate on your website.
  • Update the configuration of your website to point to HTTPS instead of HTTP.
  • Redirect all incoming requests for your HTTP website to the location of the HTTPS site.
  • Re-verify ownership of your website in Google Search Console and update the sitemap location.
  • Update your web property’s configuration in Google Analytics.
  • Test and confirm that the conversion was successful.

Keep in mind that while the domain of your website is not changing, the address to get there is. HTTP and HTTPS request your website from two different ports on the web server. Because of this, there is a risk that traffic to your website will drop briefly as Google works to re-index your site. This is also why making sure you redirects are working seamlessly is extremely important.

From here, there are a few things to consider. If you have any marketing tools or digital ads pointing to your website you will want to update the URLs they are pointing to. While redirects will be set up to send HTTP request to the HTTPS URL it’s still best practice to change them as redirects slow the request time and could decrease visitors and conversions.

What do I do next?

This isn’t a decision about if you should make the switch. You need to decide when you want to make the switch to HTTPS. In 2017, I’m going to do my best to ensure every new client and website project I take on will include HTTPS and SSL in the contract. We want every website we make going forward to be secure, especially WordPress websites. Matt Mullenweg of Automattic, the creator of the WordPress project, is heavily advocating that all WordPress websites to be hosted on HTTPS as more and more features in WordPress will require it.

You can purchase you own SLL certificate via our The Hosting Ninja direct link right here and/or contact direct for any questions 855-WEB-STYLIST or just reach out via email to The WordPress Ninja direct!

“Let’s each and ALL make this the safest and most secure World View you’ve ever had! It’s never been more necessary and priceless to ensure.”

-Sterling Williams

Here’s another article covering the importance from a different angle:

Google to Further Penalize Websites Lacking SSL in 2017

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