09 Nov HTTPS now required by google and WordPress..
Google is writing the rules, and controlling the internet, like it or not. Google wants all sites to be SSL and requiring for many reasons, most importantly SEO. Now, WordPress recently announced that it will require all hosts to have HTTPS and restrict certain WordPress features to sites that have a valid SSL certificate.
If you already have HTTPS, this shouldn’t affect you. But if you’re still using HTTP, you’ll need to upgrade soon. The good news is that the transition is not as difficult as you think it is and the benefits outweigh the assumed disadvantages.
Therefore I am requiring all of my clients on WordPress to have a SSL certificate. The cost is a nominal $75 a year. I wish there were a way around it, but I cannot afford to not keep up with the “internets” and neither can you ; )
original post published here: http://palmersaylor.com/designblog/https-now-required-by-wordpress/