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Migrate your Blogger Blog from http to https with Custom Domain Name

How to turn on HTTPS redirect for your blogger blog with a custom domain? and How to migrate your Blogger Blog from http to https with custom domain name? If you want visitors to access your blog only over HTTPS and also redirect all your traffic from HTTP to HTTPS, you can turn on HTTPS redirect for your blogger blog.

Here's how:

Reasons for using HTTPS instead of HTTP to access your blog are simple

There a various number of reasons people tend use HTTPS certificates, one of them is SEO and to appear higher in search results. But there are some general reasons as to why HTTPS is used:
  • It lets users know that they have come to the correct site and not some malware driven website

Migrate your Blogger Blog from http to https with Custom Domain Name

  • It can detect if a hacker tries to change website date sent to the visitor.

HTTP vs HTTPS - Migrate your Blogger Blog from http to https with Custom Domain Name

  • It gives privacy to the website visitor by restricting others from listening in or tracking the visitor's activities or steal their information.

It gives privacy to the website visitor by restricting others from listening in or tracking the visitor's activities or steal their information.

HTTPS is now available for custom domain blogs on blogger

As of December 2017, HTTPS redirect is now available on blogger for blogs with custom domains. When you enable HTTPS redirect for your blogger blog all the blog visitors will always visit the encrypted version of your blog.


Migrate your Blogger Blog from http to https with Custom Domain Name

Enabling HTTPS redirect is easy. Simply go to the dashboard of the blog you want to enable HTTPS redirect for. 
  • In the left menu, click "Settings". 
  • In the basic setting options, scroll down to HTTPS section. You will see the following options:

In the left menu, click "Settings". In the basic setting options, scroll down to HTTPS. You will see the following options:

  • Select Yes under "HTTPS Availability" & "HTTPS Redirect." 

Since I have already enabled HTTPS redirect, both these options show Yes. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes before HTTPS redirection starts to work for a blog. Your website might not be available during that time to your visitors.

The best thing about it is that you can even get HTTPS certificates for your custom domain name. You just have to select "Yes" for HTTPS in settings.


What if you don't enable HTTPS Redirect

If you select Yes for HTTPS availability and select No for HTTPS Redirect then your blog visitors have two options for viewing your blogspot blog:
  • View the unencrypted version of your blog.
  • View the encrypted version of your blog.

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