How To Make Blogger Blog HTTPS (SSL) Enabled For free

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Yes! You read it right. Now you can use HTTPS (SSL) in your blogger blog without paying anything. Google started HTTPs support for its Blogger platform but now Google only support non custom domain blogs means if your blog using .blogspot domain name then you can use this service right now without any money.HTTPs stands Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure which is similar to HTTP wit encryption in extra.

What is SSL:

          SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and client – typically a web server and a browser or email server and mail client. SSL uses the cryptographic system that uses two keys to encrypt data.

How To Enable HTTPS For Your Blogger Blog For Free:

          This feature is already enabled for all the Blogger users. Those users who are using custom domain name, they need to wait for a while before they can take advantage of it. If you’ve blog with .blospot address, follow the below mentioned steps to enable HTTPS for your blog.

  1. Login to Blogger.com.
  2. Open your Blogger dashboard.
  3. Go to Settings > Basic Option
  4. Right side, scroll to HTTPS Settings.
  5. Now choose “yes” from option dropdown menu and save it.

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To disable HTTPS, follow the steps above and select No for HTTPS availability.

Note: If you set will disable to HTTPS, the visitors will be redirected to the unencrypted HTTP version of blog.

If you are using nulled or customized template for your blog after activating HTTPS you may get mixed content error. So here is little trick to fix this problem.

What Is Mixed Content Error And How To Fix :

          Let me explain how to fix Mixed Content error in blogger blog. Mixed Content Error occur when a web page downloads its initial HTML content securely over HTTPS, but then loads the follow up content (such as images, videos) over insecure HTTP. These browser error will degrade both HTTPS security and user experience of your blog.

  • In blogger dashboard, go to Template option.
  • Choose customize.
  • Now find “http” (Using CTRL+F Keyboard shortcut command) or search for “href=”.
  • Change all HTTP version URL to HTPS (Make sure external link support HTTPS).
  • Now save your blog template.
  • So, this is how you can fix Mixed Content Error issue.

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Manikandan is Founder and author of codenread. Tech Blogger by Passion | Computer Science Engineer by Qualification