Starting a new site from scratch and going SECURE is the easiest. Most anything you add to the site, moving forward is going to be uploaded and ‘called’ from a secure host. That means when you insert an image into a post like this:
The html that does that will look like this:
See that little S? We know know that it’s pulling that picture file from a secure source, right?
Remember that as the page loads it’s going to pull in stuff from all sorts of places. Most, like this, are going to be from your own server but that’s not always the case. If anything is being pulled from a non secure server (yours or someone elses) the daisy chain of SSL Security is going to be broken and you won’t have a green padlock.
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