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Securing Your WordPress Site with HTTPS

Beginning in July, Google Chrome, the world’s most popular web browser, will start marking ALL websites as insecure if they are not running under HTTPS.

Is your site ready?

SkylarStudios can help you in making your website Google compliant for HTTPS.  Don’t get caught with your site not working correctly.

Contact SkylarStudios at 919.341.4246 for support.

We’ll provide a proven process for getting the green padlock and avoiding the “Not Secure” warnings.

Security Update for WordPress

In the last two weeks, over 50,000 WordPress websites have been hacked due to a major security vulnerability that was discovered in the WordPress REST API.

The core team silently fixed the issue and pushed out WordPress 4.7.2 update.

If you haven’t updated your WordPress site, then please do so immediately.

With this vulnerability, anyone on the internet can deface your website without having the login access. YES, it’s that serious!

So go ahead and update your sites to WordPress 4.7.2.

WordPress 4.7.2 is now available

This is a security release for all previous versions and you are strongly encouraged to update your WordPress sites immediately.

Google Moves To Protect Online Users

In January 2017, Google’s web browser, Chrome, will treat any website encoded in HTTP as a non-secure site if it transmits credit card information or passwords. HTTPS – Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure – is the preferred method for transmitting personal information online. It includes encryption using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

Google is concerned about users sending personal information across unsecured websites because this opens the door for identity theft. As the most popular web browser in use today, more than half of all internet users access websites via Google Chrome.

SkylarStudios can help you in implementing a SSL certificate for your site to make it more secure and prevent any issues with Google.

Why Google and other search engines are so important

93% of all online activities begin on a search engine like Google.* Most people click on the first three results, and the remaining results get just 5% or less of all clicks!*

That’s why it’s so important for your website to have a high search engine ranking. Even local stores benefit from a great online presence: One in three people search online for immediate, same-day offline purchases.*

In short: The easier you are to find online, the more potential customers you’ll reach!

Learn how SkylarStudios can help you in your website SEO goals, or click here to learn more now!