Enabling HTTPS availability for blogspot blog is a lot easier than you may think. Google has already encrypted Gmail, Search, Drive and many other products by default and now they have expanded HTTPS support to their Blogspot domain blogs. But befor we go to the benefit let's understand that choosing HTTPS over HTTP mean that you will be sending/receiving data to whover visit your blog in much safer way-therefore your data will always be encrypted. Okay let's see what are the benefits of using HTTPS over HTTP to access your blogspot blog:
- It helps check that your visitors open the correct website and aren’t being redirected to a malicious site.
- It helps detect if an attacker tries to change any data sent from Blogger to the visitor.
- It adds security measures that makes it harder for other people to listen to your visitors’ conversations, track their activities, or ever dare to steal their information.
When HTTPS is enabled, visitors can access the encrypted version of your blog by typing https://yourblog.blogspot.com not the change in the domains http://yourblog.blogspot.com.
Also most important to note, HTTPS can not be used on blogs that are already custom domain, like this blog (e.g yourblog.com) you have to purchase the security certificate from your domain provider.
How to enable HTTPS on Blog?
Don't get scare it's not hard setting up HTTPS:
- Login to Blogger
- Select Blogs to change from HTPP to HTTPS
- On the left menu, click Settings >> Basic >> HTTPS Settings
- Under HTTPS Settings, for HTTPS Availability, select Yes
To disable HTTPS, follow the steps above and select 'No' on HTTPS Availability.
If you disable HTTPS, visitors will be redirected to an unencrypted version of your blog's HTTP. All the bookmarks pointing to your blog will still work.
Use the photo below for more understanding.
Issues with switching to HTTPS
Google advices ” Blogspot authors should be aware that if they choose to encrypt at this time, some of the current functionality of their blog may not work over HTTPS. This can be a result of template, gadgets, and blog post content, and is often caused by mixed content errors, some of which may be fixable by the author themselves. “
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You can also visit Blogger buzz post to read Google’s announcement and Blogger help for more information.