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WEBSITE: Why and how to move your Website to HTTPS

The internet is constantly changing, new web technologies are consistently emerging, security risks are more abundant than ever before. Even with all this change it’s not always necessary to keep up with everything. Who can really there’s just too much to keep up with. But, every so often a new technology rises from the noise and shows itself as a “must have” feature to keep a website current and safe from hackers. HTTPS is one of those technologies.

Now is the time to consider moving your WordPress Website over to HTTPS. Over the next few years (hopefully sooner) every website will have SSL security. All you have to do is have an SSL (secure socket layer) certificate installed on your hosting account and a little website updating to complete the HTTPS process. This is a very good thing for the following reasons:

SEO — Google has recognized this pressing issue and is saying it’s long over due. They are now giving an SEO ranking boost to websites secured with SSL.

SECURITY — SSL will protect your website data and your website visitors. It will encrypt and protect data transferred over the internet, like form submissions and credit card transactions.

SSL certificats are mandatory if you want to take payments through your website. This is the case for ecommerce websites and membership websites.

AFFORDABILITY — Until recently SSL certificates have been rather expensive. Up to $100 per year but, as I mentioned before, the web is changing rapidly, and nowadays adding SSL protection has become much more practical and affordable even free in some cases!

All our WordPress Website design projects incorporate HTTPS for these reasons.

Exceptional and adaptable are the two main words I would use to describe Image Department.

I will continue to sing praises about Image Department and use their ingenious talents for all my printing and web-site needs…not to mention referring them to all my friends and contacts. I also must add, we live in opposite ends of the US and all correspondence was done on the computer, now that’s impressive! - Summer H.

Bob is a great source for all your web site needs. His knowledge of the web and the internet are astounding. His personal interaction with me was very helpful and enlighting as far as how great websites are designed. He is a great designer and should be used by everyone who wants to succeed. - R. Machulda

I have worked with Bob Mortensen of The Image Department for the last 6-7 years on numerous projects. Besides being very creative and professional, he is personable and fun to work with. I have recommended him many times and everyone is as delighted to work with him as I have been. Two thumbs way up! - Jill C.

I made my webpage made by Bob from the image department and his work was way more than what I expected. He understands my style and need, also very accommodating for computer dummy like me :p He did exceptional work that made my business look so much brighter!! I would recommend him to everyone I know who need their webpage newly made or upgraded. - C. Lim
Bob was a pleasure to work with! Our website turned out so beautiful and functional after paying for 2 duds before working with him. He was easy to work with and made himself available for last minute calls. We will continue to work with Bob for future graphic design AND web design work. Thanks, Bob!