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I have installed SSL, but my browser says my website is insecure

The URL of a website with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate installed could still indicate insecurity for the following reasons.

After installing SSL certificate for a website (assuming the domain name is example.com), you need to visit that specific website (https://www.example.com) to check if it is securely encrypted.

If you directly enter “example.com” in the browser's address bar, you are actually accessing the URL http://www.example.com, and that displayed website does not use HTTPS protocol, therefore website URL will be displayed without security.

In such case, redirecting http://www.example.com to https://www.example.com will solve the problem. After configuring redirection to HTTPS, typing “example.com” in browser's address bar, will instead access https://www.example.com directly, security now becoming enforced.

In addition to this, check if the page contains any images, Javascript (JS), or Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), that may not be transfered under HTTPS protocol. The browser will only display security warnings in case you need to make sure that all data within the site is transfered over HTTPS protocol.

 Sites hosted using WordPress web application can have all data transfered over HTTPS protocol, simply by installing the plugin Really Simple SSL.


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