Https is a must for blog and website to rank on top of Google. So in this article I’m going to show you how to get ssl certificate for blogger blog.
Before blogger and web developer use to spend big amount to get ssl certificate. But now many ssl certificate provider are providing free ssl certificate.
Google too giving free ssl certificate to all the blogger who have blog on Google blogger platform. So with this free ssl certificate only we are going to enable https on blogger blog which is on custom domain.
Ya you got it right. You can now enable https on blogger custom domain too for free. Follow this article till the end to make your blogspot blog load under https instead of http.
How to enable https on Blogger custom domain
Do you want to secure visitor data or add extra security layer to your blogger blog (Blogspot) to gain visitor trust and to rank higher on search engine ?. Well for that we have this simple and easy guide on how to migrate from http to https on blogger blog with custom domains.
Google now officially give a way to enable https on blogger blog with just simple two steps. Before to enable https on blogger blog was a nightmare because of long and complex process.
But now with new blogger feature for HTTPS , it is very simple to migrate blogger blog from http to https with custom domain.
Even before this https redirection feature https was available but only for blogspot subdomain but now you can also setup https for blogger blog on which you have already parked custom domain.
What is HTTPS ?
HTTPS ( Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure ) is a protocol that uses HTTP on encrypted connection with additional transport layer security. Note that HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP.
When https is set up or enable on your blogger blog , you and your site visitor will see a green lock pad on the url bar which is shown at the beginning of the URL of your blog.
On https or SSL Certified site data transmission undergoes a secure connection and hence there is more security and less chance of data lost.
Why to enable HTTPS on Blogger Blog ?
Well you must not be asking this question if you are here in search of how to enable https on blogger blog with custom domain, but anyway let me say some words on related to this question.
HTTPS which is also known as ssl is considered by google as google ranking factor. HTTPS will boost your ranking as google algorithm prefer https site more than http site.
Even you will gain trust of your visitor , Your blog visitor will stay on your blog longer time with the feeling of security when they sees the that your blog has enable https.
How to migrate from http to https on blogger blog with custom domains
As you can see one of my blog https://www.baakwas.com is on google blogspot platform and we are also on custom domain but still we have successfully enable https on our blog.
So I’m gonna show you the same process i followed to enable https on our blog.
First we have to bring up the https for custom domain option in blogspot settings for that you have to copy or type draft.blogger.com on url bar or say on search bar as you can see in the image below.
I have written an article in complete details about blogger draft and how to use blogger draft mode. If you want you can read it to understand blogger draft mode.
Once you are on blogger dashboard, goto to Settings menu >Basic and click Yes in the HTTPS Availability option.
Once you have selected Yes https availability menu , it will take some times to get https activated for your blog.
So refresh the page after sometimes and you will get the option for HTTPS Redirection menu. Now on HTTPS Redirection option also select Yes.
Finally you are done , you have enable https on your blogger blog with custom domain. Just visit your page and you will see that your page is loading with the green ssl padlock.
Your work done here , your blog is now running on https. but if you are aware of html and have little knowledge to play with code then you can move the next step which is not necessary.
And ya don’t forget to remove widget and re-add all the widget .
HTTPS and HTTP Mix Content issue fix
Note that if you are using any custom template you might get mix content error on your blogger blog because of https. But if you are using any of the blogger default template there will be no problem with mix content.
But anyway to check mix content issue is there or not press CTRL+SHIFT+J keys together. It will show you all the error that your page currently have.
If you see any mix content issue just go to Themes and click on Edit HTML . Once the html editor is open just press SHIFT+F , then type http and replace all http with https.
- “Mixed Content: The page at ‘https://com/’ was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure script ‘http:///script.js’. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS.”
- “Mixed Content: The page at ‘https://.com/’ was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure image ‘http:///image.jpg’. This content should also be served over HTTPS.”
After that make a note of all the url or link causing mix content issue. Then goto to edit HTML and replace all the http url with https url. For more information on blogger mix content error visit google support page .
Warning : If you don’t have any error , don’t play with Edit Html option as it might mess up everything. We usually don’t recommend anyone to play with the template by going to Edit Html option. Untill and unless you know what you are doing.
So hopefully by now you have successfully enable https on your blogger blog with custom domain.
If you have any problem or if you are facing any issue you can comment down below. Let us know , we will be happy to help you out.