Setup WordPress SSL Certificate

So you’ve made the wise investment of purchasing a secure socket layer (SSL) certificate for your WordPress powered website. Great! Now how do you enforce https on all of your website pages, images and other resources? This article will show you how to do just that.

 

How to Test for an SSL on your Website

Testing to see if the SSL certificate is correctly installed on your website is straightforward and simple. Just visit your website replacing the “http” with “https” which should reveal the green lock icon followed by the word “Secure” next to it within the address bar (if using Google Chrome as your website browser). If you don’t see the green lock followed by the word “Secure” you will need to contact your website hosting provider to get your SSL Certificate installed or properly configured on your website domain.

 

Updating Your WordPress Website to use HTTPS

If you want to take advantage of your SSL certificate you’ll need to update the URLs on your WordPress website. All of your URLs! We’ll run through these simple steps within this article.

 

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Free SSL Secure Socket Layer Certificte Website Host Naples, Florida

As you may be aware, Google has begun enforcing their ‘secure by default‘ initiative. This means that they have begun marking all non-HTTPS websites, meaning websites without a secure socket layer (SSL) certificate installed, as ‘Not Secure‘ as of July 2018.

This ‘Not Secure‘ warning, visible within the address bar of Google Chrome, may scare off less technology savvy visitors. More importantly, not having an SSL installed on your website may negatively impact your website’s search ranking. It is rumored that Google may now be using the existence of an SSL certificate as a search engine ranking metric.

 

With this knowledge, our Naples based website design, maintenance and hosting firm has decided to provide free secure socket layer (SSL) certificates to all of our existing and future clients who have a hosting and maintenance account with us.

Manny Rodrigues, CEO @ENDURTECH

 

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If you need to exclude a page or pages from your WordPress search results we simply need to hook into the WP_Query class. WP_Query allows us to customize the way in which our content shown, in this case hidden, on our websites. For more information on this class read the WP_Query documentation.

In this article we will also cover how you can exclude all pages from the search results so that only your posts are searchable. By default, WordPress search will display all your published posts and published pages. Many times, visitors are simply searching for something within your blog rather than on one of your pages. Removing your pages from your WordPress search results may provide your visitors with more relevant results and thus, a better visitor experience.

 

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Today, Google announced that it began rolling out their initiative of “mobile-first” website indexing.

Mobile-first indexing means Google will use the mobile version of a web page “for indexing and ranking, to better help our – primarily mobile – users find what they’re looking for,” the the company writes in a blog post.

What does mobile first mean for your website?

 

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