Securing your entire website with SSL is an integral part of website security and is a great way to build up that customer trust. If you are thinking of, or have already added full SSL encryption to your website pages this guide offers tips on ensuring your website content is secure.
Having full SSL encryption will see your web address start with https://, instead of http:// - therefore it's important that all your website content is accessed via https://, too.
Upon adding SSL to your website you can preview the secure https:// version of your site, before anyone else - we recommend you browse your website pages and checkout for any certificate or browser warnings that could crop up, due to “mixed” or “insecure” content.
Pay particular attention to any content you have added that was not sourced from Create, or that is being hosted externally, such as:
If you have encountered any browser warnings or insecure content, check out our guide on "How To Find and Fix Insecure Content With SSL".
It’s likely that the provider of any third-party content will have a https:// version available on their website or upon request. If they do, you can add this to your website and better improve the experience for your visitors.
There are some best practices for ensuring your content is ready for SSL - the following tips will help to ensure the best experience for your visitors, but are also beneficial for your SEO ranking:
Implementing the tips above will help the search engines, like Google, index your pages with ease, but will also help to avoid those potential "mixed content" or browser warnings.
If you don't yet have full SSL encryption on your website and would like to find out more, take a look at our guide on "How To Encrypt Your Website With Full SSL".
Please note: If you purchase an SSL certificate for your website externally from Create you will not be able to add it to your Create website. Our system does not support externally purchased SSL Certificates.
If you do have any questions at all about SSL, please contact your Account Manager who will be happy to help.