Is it worth it for me to use SSL?
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?
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