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What Is the Secure Link for Your WordPress Blog?


“What Is the Secure Link for Your WordPress Blog?” by Joan Y. Edwards

When I signed up for WordPress in 2009, I let people know my blog by calling it: http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com. Perhaps you did, too. Don’t do that any more. It’s not secure. You and your readers might see this message:

“The owner of www.nnnname.wordpress.com has configured their website improperly.

To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.”

Now it is essential that you list your WordPress blog using the https:// on your business cards, websites, and emails:

Good Way: https://  No www:

Good way: https://name.wordpress.com

The “S” stands for secure.

When you use this with your WordPress blog title, you should be fine and dandy.


Make sure that all post links have the https in them and no www.

WordPress.com support helped me figure out how to stop receiving these messages. Thank you, WordPress support! https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/support

To share your experiences or leave me a comment, click comment below and scroll down to the bottom of the page. I’d love to hear from you.


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6 Responses

  1. Joan, I’d like your readers to know that when I started on WordPress, I just couldn’t do it. It was your instructional little e-book, and your individualized help, that allowed me to figure it out.
    Of course, then they changed the system.

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    • Dear Dr. Bob,
      Thanks for writing and letting my readers know that I helped you get your WordPress blog started with my ebook. When they went to the Secure system, they didn’t let us know with a special message across the blog. You and another person let me know about the red flag message. It’s all straight now. I plan to update my ebook and perhaps sell it on Amazon.

      Enjoy your day!
      Believe in you
      Never Give Up


  2. Thank you Joan! I didn’t know this. Definitely good to know especially as we begin to market our books and whenever commenting on other blogs😊

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    • Dear Kathleen,
      Thanks for writing. Yes, it’s definitely good to know. We don’t want people to be afraid to click on our links! Mercy sakes! We want our readers to be safe. I’m glad I figured it out. Of course, I wanted to share it so that you and my other readers would be aware, too.

      Do something fun today!
      Believe in you.
      Never Give Up

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  3. Joan,
    So helpful and supportive. Thank you! I think I’d need a one-on-one and a step-by-step tutorial to go about making changes. Is that something you would consider tackling in your blog posts? I hope the answer is “Yes!”

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thanks for writing. The only thing you need to change is if you send people a plain link to your blog: It would look like this:
      https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/. That’s it. The links for your blogposts already have the https:// with them. If you need more help, I’ll be there to help you every step of the way.

      Do something fun today.
      Believe in you
      Never Give Up


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