4 Things You Need To Do After Setup HTTPS SSL Certificate – To fulfill my promise in the previous article you can read in the following article ⇒ Easy Way to Setup SSL Certificate in WordPress with Really Simple SSL Plugin. Here I will explain 4 important steps you need to do after you have finished setting up or setting up HTPPS on your website. But you only need to do this if you use services such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and CDN.
After you have finished setting up HTTPS for your website both from the control panel and on the WordPress platform, you still have more work to do, which is also important so that the services above know that your website URL has now switched to using HTTPS.
First: Update your website URL in Google Analytics
In order for tracking statistics from google analytics that you post on your website to be recorded accurately, you need to change your URL on Google Analytics from previously HTTP URL to HTTPS. To do so, please enter the area Admin → Property Settings. Then, change the selection on the drop down menu from http: // to https: // under Default Settings URL:
When done, make sure to save your settings. The tracking code from Google Analytics that you add to your WordPress site will remain the same, so you don’t need to update anything other than changing the settings as above.
Second: Create a new Property in Google Search Console
One more service owned by Google, namely Google Search Console or Google Webmaster tools This can not only be by changing the URL from HTTP to HTTPS but to notify that your website uses an HTTPS URL, you are required to create a new version to add HTTPS. To do this, please open the Google Search Console website and click Add Property:
See in the picture above that I have two versions for Property in Google Search Console for one website domain. That’s because the website recently switched from HTTP to HTTPS.
Besides that, it’s still in Google Webmaster tools, you also have to add sitemaps for the HTTPS version on your Webmaster tool Sitemap. Please click the link for your domain name with https: // and select the menu Carwl »Sitemaps and click the Add a Sitemaps button.
After adding the HTTPS version to your site, everything about Search Console will work as before.
Third: Update the CDN URL to HTTPS
If you use CDN service (content delivery network), you may need to update your URL in your CDN settings as well. Since the exact process will depend on the specific CDN you use, for this section I can’t provide you with specific guidance. Because there are a lot of CDN services and this results in different settings for each CDN service.
For this you should contact support for the CDN service you use or consult the documentation for your CDN support to find out how to make changes to your settings if you are using HTTPS.
If you are not using a service such as a CDN, you do not need to adjust the URL in this section.
Fourth: Update the link you point to HTTPS
In the last part of this is to change the links that you have planted outside your site with a new HTTPS URL such as the link contained in your social media account profile and other external links, you must update all these links to point to the HTTPS version of your site. You can also email all friendly webmasters linking to you and ask them to update the URL to your site.
But this is not something you have to do because the SSL Really Simple plugin that I discussed in the previous article will add 301 redirects to automatically send HTTP traffic over HTTPS. If the SSL plugin you are using doesn’t have the 301 Redirect feature, you can install a special plugin for redirects.
And some users may be asking whether WordPress switching to HTTPS caused a ranking downgrade? Then the answer is no, and if it goes down it will also be brief. So you don’t need to worry about installing HTTPS SSL, because Google has already said that SSL is a factor that will increase ranking on its search engines.
And those are some of the configuration steps that you have to do after the SSL HTTPS setup is done in the control panel as well as in WordPress. Hopefully this article was useful for you and good luck. 🙂