Wordpress HTTPS
WordPress has announced that it will soon upgrade every site built on its platform to HTTPS standard to make the Web a safer place.

HTTPS is currently available if users have a ‘.wordpress.com’ site. Although, it should be noted that the feature is available to custom domains that use the WordPress backend.

The new upgrade will apply to any new sites created using a custom domain, along with existing sites built on WordPress gradually being upgraded. Any requests that use HTTP will be automatically redirected to the new HTTPS version.

Started in 2003, WordPress is the most popular CMS and publishing platform on the Web, used by some of the largest companies on the planet. The recent announcement represents a huge move towards a more secure Web.

It is no doubt impelled by the news that Google has started favoring secure domains over non-secure ones. The tech company recently flagged many major sites, including many of their own products, which are lacking HTTPS as standard.

eBay, The New York Times, and CNN, were all recently flagged by Google, and so were some of the most notable users of WordPress.

WordPress is also working with the Let’s Encrypt project that will help it automate the HTTPS certification process for sites that use its platform.