If you’ve ever wondered, “Why does my Weebly website say ‘Not Secure’?” the answer is simple. Your website is not SSL encrypted, and thus is not secure.
SSL, or Secure Socket Layer, is a protocol that encrypts data sent between a server and a client. This encryption makes it much more difficult for hackers to intercept and read the data.
Weebly offers SSL encryption for all paid plans. If you are on a free plan, you can still add an SSL certificate, but you will need to purchase it from a third-party provider.
Once you have an SSL certificate, you can enable it in the Security Settings section of your Weebly site editor.
Weebly websites are automatically configured to use the most up-to-date security protocols, so you should not see this message on a Weebly site. If you do, it means that there is something wrong with the site’s configuration and you should contact the site owner to have it fixed.
If you’re not sure whether or not your website needs to be encrypted with SSL, we recommend erring on the side of caution and enabling it. Not only will it give your visitors peace of mind knowing that their data is safe, but it will also help your website rank higher in search results.
Google now gives preference to websites that are encrypted with SSL, so it’s worth taking the time to set it up.
Adding an SSL certificate to your Weebly website is a good idea for several reasons. It will help keep your visitors’ data safe, and it will also improve your website’s ranking in search results. If you’re not sure whether or not your website needs to be encrypted with SSL, we recommend taking the time to set it up.