Blogger Now Already Supports HTTPS For Custom Domains – Actually, Blogger itself has not announced HTTPS feature for custom domain officially when this post was made (24/12/2017), but it turns out in the blogger dashboard with custom domain menu already appears to enable HTTPS for a custom domain. For bloggers who access the Blogger dashboard via www.blogger.com, the HTTPS menu for this custom domain has not yet appeared.
In order for HTTPS menu for custom domain Blogger appears, please access dashboard Blogger through draft.blogger.com then please see the Settings> Basic as shown below.
Please enable HTTPS Availability by selecting YES, after which the dashboard page will refresh itself which then goes into the process of propagation or redirecting the URL from HTTP to HTTPS or waiting for HTTPS is active.
In this period for a while, blogs are inaccessible. But do not worry, propagation or redirection of URL from HTTP to HTTPS this does not take long, so please just wait a few minutes. HTTPS propagation process will look like the picture below.
After a few minutes please try refreshing the Blogger dashboard page, if the process of propagation or redirecting the URL from HTTP to HTTPS is complete, it will look like the image below.
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If it is like this then the blog is back can be accessed, of course, blog URL also has been changed to HTTPS.
Also, enable HTTPS redirect for blogs to be accessed using HTTPS only. If there is a link on the blog using the HTTP URL it will automatically be switched to HTTPS, so also if there are visitors who access with the old URL still using HTTP it will be automatically transferred to HTTPS.
And after enabling HTTPS in this custom domain, for some time Adsense ads will blank first. Adsense may take a while to set up ad availability that supports HTTPS. So no need to worry because the ad will appear again.
After HTTPS on our blog is active, there are some things to do, including:
We recommend replacing all old URLs with HTTP in HTML editing with HTTPS. The way is quite easy, please press Ctrl + Shift + R in edit HTML and enter the old URL of your blog (example: http://www.yourdomain.com/) in the box that appears in the top right corner in Edit HTML and then clicks Enter. Then Enter.your new blog URL using HTTPS (example: https://www.yourdomain.com/) and click Enter. That way all the old URLs will change into new URLs with HTTPS.
Check out blog templates for mixed content. If the HTTPS blog is grayed out it indicates the blog template has mixed content and it should be fixed in order for HTTPS to be green. Make sure all URLs js use HTTPS and are accessible. Also, make sure all image URLs use HTTPS.
Add a new property to Search Console for HTTPS. This I have discussed before, please see posting submit all types of this URL.
And do not forget to change the sitemap URL in robots.txt to HTTPS.
HTTPS or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure is an internet communication protocol that protects the integrity and confidentiality of user data between user and site computers. Users want a safe and personal online experience when using the site. HTTPS works to protect user connections to your site, regardless of the content of the site.
There are some key benefits if we use HTTPS instead of HTTP, in between:
Help check that blog visitors open the correct site and not redirected to malicious sites.
Helps detect if an attacker tries to change data sent by Blogger to visitors.
Added security measures that make it harder for others to track activity or steal blog visitors’ information.
And firmly Google says that HTTPS is a site ranking signal in search results. With HTTPS make sure everyone surfs safely. With it, Google keeps pushing all webmasters to switch using HTTPS, one of them by providing this HTTPS feature in Blogger for both Blogspot and custom domain. If you previously used free SSL from CloudFlare, please replace it with free SSL from Blogger, do not forget to move the DNS domain settings from CloudFlare to their original DNS settings in their domain provider. With Blogger SSL then all URLs including canonical URLs and blog feeds are also automatically turned into HTTPS so it supports the recent post and other widgets on blogs that use HTTPS.