Today is the D-Day for #WordCampKampala. Everything has started as scheduled. Earlier speakers have delivered inspiring talks on creating an online Digital Footprint, doing Website Consultancy and doing SEO as an Internet Marketing Strategy.
Christo Innocent leading a session on How to establish and expand your Digital Footprint online.
My Session: Moving Toward SSL
At 12:30 pm, I am going to lead a session on SSL, What it is, Why you should care about it and How to do it. I will also do a practial demo at the end of the session.
There are increasingly many features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as modern PHP versions are critical for performance, SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle web developers are going to face.
SSL basically means that the link between your browser and the server is encrypted. SSL used to be difficult to implement, and often expensive or slow. Modern browsers, and the incredible success of projects like Let’s Encrypt have made getting a certificate to secure your site fast, free, and something every host should support by default.
Google also weighs SSL as a search engine ranking factor and begun flagging unencrypted sites in Chrome as “unsecure connections”. You should always protect all of your websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications. Aside from providing critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users’ personal information, HTTPS is a requirement for many new browser features.
This session will focus on the advantages of HTTPS, types of SSL certificates and how to get, install, renew and revoke SSL certificates for WordPress websites, including available tools and plugins to help manage SSL and HTTPS on WordPress Websites.