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Is it worth it for me to use SSL?

  • Hello,

    I’m new to WordPress, and I’m not too technical either.

    I’m planning to launch a membership site using WordPress, Site Man Pro, and MemberPress. I was planning to use SSL for the Member login page and the Members Area pages, but after reading several posts on the WP forum, I’m not sure I should do this.

    I’m planning to have my WP membership site on domain A, and to install Site Man Pro on it’s own domain (domain B). I was planning to have SSL on both domains, but it appears that using SSL may be very difficult.

    I will use PayPal for payments, so I don’t really need SSL. I just thought it would be a nice touch for the site visitors, and would create a better impression (image) of my business.

    What is your opinion? Should I just skip using SSL and keep things simple? Or will using the WordPress – HTTPS plugin work without too much trouble for a non-technical user?

    Also, it seems that making the entire site SSL simplifies things. What are the disadvantages to doing this? Are there any SEO/ranking disadvantages to an entire site being SSL?

    Thanks!
    OMNI

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  • UPDATE:

    After further review …

    I may choose to install WordPress and Site Man Pro on the same domain … which might simplify things.

    Thanks, I really appreciate your opinion!
    OMNI

    UPDATE:

    What if I simply make the whole site SSL? Would that work without much difficulty?

    And, if the entire site is SSL, will that affect SEO rankings?

    Please share your thoughts!

    Thanks,
    OMNI

    Matt Cutts (the guy over at Google) talks about this subject on his YouTube channel:

    Be careful about doing that.

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