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google SSL change 1st July 2018

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by findtim, Jun 14, 2018 at 1:40 PM.

  1. findtim

    findtim Membership: VIP

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    Yes
    with the google change coming
    https://searchengineland.com/effect...ill-mark-non-https-sites-as-not-secure-291623

    many sites will fall foul of this once they find out the change, i was wondering if anyone has come up with a fee to implement this change.
    go here in CHROME to see what it looks like: https://www.dubbodentist.com.au/
    for me most of my clients sites are not ssl as they are just small static sites, cpanel now provides free ssl although when it first started it was a real pain because it dropped out and i had to revert many sites, it seems to have stabilised now.

    images are mostly the problem, the paths may be set to just http:// this is a quick and easy plugin to fix them i have used.
    https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-insecure-content-fixer/

    tim
     
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  2. snoopy

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    Have found Let's encrypt is ok (free) and if the host provides it the setup is pretty much automatic, you do have to monitor the renewals though as settings can effect the auto renewal process (which is quarterly).

    Have noticed a lot of sites with SSL errors now where the certificate expires, little doubt due to Google's push. For most sites SSL is overkill and it is going to result in a lot of problems for sites that aren't getting regular attention from the owner. Joes Cafe or 80sVideoGameReviews does not need SSL.

    Google's concern is about losing PPC advertising revenue from non SSL sites.
     
  3. nt81

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    For those of you with Wordpress sites, the "Really Simple SSL" plugin with enabled SSL on your site globally (if you already have an SSL certificate installed) and takes less than 2 minutes to install and activate.

    https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/

    For those of you wanting to ensure there is plenty of SSL coverage on your websites, there is also a META tag you can add to the HEAD section of your HTML code to make sure that any insecure resources are forced to load securely via https:// :

    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="upgrade-insecure-requests">
    Good luck in 2 weeks when Google flicks the switch.
     
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