We’re Now SSL Certified!
The Anticipate Marketing website is now SSL certified and hosted at the preferred HTTPS domain. I want to give a shout out to the folks at Designmodo for their handy checklist of sorts that I used to ensure that my migration wasn’t missing anything. One of the most important considerations that I wanted to share with you from my experience are as follows:
- Be sure that you change any instances of hard links in your CMS. It’s easy to assume that with the addition of your HTTPS website that all you need to do is redirect your old website to the new domain and everything else will be taken care of by your CMS (like WordPress). This is not the case.
- Use the code provided by Designmodo for your .htaccess file (to ensure that your website is not 302 redirected, instead of what is most likely the preferred 301 redirection).
- Expect a setback with pagespeed load. With regard to our website, this is something that I am still in the process of dealing with. After the migration, our Google PageSpeed Insights score has gone down dramatically and I need to address that. A preinvestigation hunch is that this might have to do with the cache files that I am using. I’ll try fill you all in once I learn more about this.
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