Last night I was reading about security factors of website. There I have also learned that having SSL is the key to win the heart of your visitors. It boost the visitors confidence to enter any personal information without any fear. Also, SSL is not just only for eyeball. HTTPS enabled website represent that it is secure and genuine site.
On 6th Aug 2014, Google announces HTTPS as a ranking signal. I can say that it is thing that you must have from very first day of launching your blog. There is no chance to build great impression after missing the first chance. If you have been doing blogging for awhile you might know without having strong trust factor you can’t build a represent yourself as a influencer in you. I think – “Improving user experience and security of blog will help you to achieve good ranking.”
What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser; or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook). SSL uses a cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data. Now a days, all popular and big brands are utilizing the power of SSL.
To enable HTTPS
- Just sign to your Blogspot account
- Open your blog Darshboard
- Go to Settings > Basic option
- Find HTTPS Availability under “HTTPS Settings”
- In drop-down menu choose Yes.
To disable HTTPS, follow the steps above and select No for HTTPS Availability.
Note: If you set will disable to HTTPS, the visitors will be redirected to the unencrypted HTTP version of your blog.
- If you are using nulled or customized template for your blog after activating HTTPS, You may get mixed content error. So, here is little trick to fix this problem.
Fix Mixed Content Error in Blogspot
Let me explain what is the root cause of this error?
Our web browser expected to serve all elements of websites over SSL. While receiving web page elements, few elements were served with http rather HTTPS. Thus you recieved a warning message from your web browser.
- In blogger dashboard, go to Templates option
- Choose customize.
- Now find “http” (Using CTRL+F Keyword Shortcut Command) or search for “href=”.
- Change all http version URL to https (Make sure external links supports HTTPS)
- Now save your blog templates.
- So, this is how you can fix mixed content error issue.
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