WordPress just announced that all of their users hosting their sites on their servers now have access to force the use of HTTPS for free. As WordPress pointed out in a blog, “strong encryption protects our users in various ways, including defending against surveillance of content and communications, cookie theft, account hijacking, and other web security flaws.”
Aside from the various security and privacy benefits in sending and receiving information to and from your website, you might find your site ranked higher as Google recently announced it would be giving precedence to HTTPS-enabled sites.
To clarify, this only affects those hosting on wordpress.com, not wordpress.org. If you’re not sure what this means or you want to secure your site but are not sure how to and are not a wordpress user, contact Optfinity and we can help to secure your website as well as ensure you have a backup system in place. For more on this topic read the full article here.