How to Enable HTTPS on A Blogger Blog Having Custom Domain?

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How to migrate from HTTP to https on blogger blog with custom domains? or How to install SSL on Blogger? Do you have any question like this in your mind? It is really good news for all those who use Google Blogger; now you can enable HTTPS on a Blogger blog having a custom domain. Enabling Blogger HTTPS means your blog have an SSL certificate. Blogger SSL helps to establish a secure connection between your blog and users. After you enable HTTPS on your blog; visitors and readers will access your blog on the HTTPS instead of HTTP. Before, this feature was limited to Blogspot sub-domain only. For custom domain owner getting an SSL certificate for Blogger was a dream. This SSL certificate is powered by Let’s Encrypt.

First, you should learn about SSL certificate then I will tell you how to get HTTPS Blogger custom domain.

Enable Blogger HTTPS on A Blog with a Custom Domain

What is an SSL Certificate?

SSL is a short form of Secure Socket Layer that guarantees your website security. On the internet when a user sends personal information or does financial transaction then it is required to keep this personal data safe and secure. For this, we need an SSL Certificate which ensures personal data is encrypted between the user device and web server and won’t be accessible to the third person. Learn how it works.

If a website is secure with SSL certificate it has an HTTPS connection. When some site makes believe to have an SSL certificate or web browser unable to validate certificate it shows warning as shown below.

Pretending ssl certificate https connection

Why Use A SSL Certificate / HTTPS?

Google has announced a website with HTTPS connection will rank better in SERP. It means your blog will be ahead of competitors. Before you enable Blogger HTTPS, must take off these things-

– You need to submit your blog to Google Search Console again. As your new blog URL is similar to https://www.yourblog.com. Do not forget to remove the existing “Property” of this blog.

– You have to ensure all image URLs are starting with HTTPS. You have to cross check all old posts.

– All custom blog gadgets should be checked to have SSL connections. If a third party blog gadget does not have HTTPS connection then remove it.

Blog traffic may down for some days because Google will reindex it. So you must submit your blog and sitemap in Google Search Console. Do not forget to do the same for other webmaster tools like Bing etc.

Steps to Enable HTTPS on A Blogger Blog with Custom Domain

1. Sign in to Blogger dashboard.

2. Pick a blog to enable HTTPS

Pick a blog to enable HTTPS

3. Go to Settings > Basic > HTTPS

Go to settings > basic > https

4. Go to HTTPS availability and select YES from Dropdown

Enable https availability YES

It may take a little longer to enable HTTPS. Refresh the web page.

5. Go to HTTPS redirect and select YES from Dropdown

Enable https redirect YES

This option ensures all of the visitors will see your blog on HTTPS connection.

Congrats! you have successfully enabled Blogger HTTPS on a blog with a custom domain. Share your experience while implementing SSL for Blogger custom domain. Do not forget to share your old and new posts with new HTTPS URLs.

Special Note:

This option is not available for all Bloggers. But you can take help of your friend who can enable HTTPS on his blog. If you will add him/her admin of your blog. Then he/she will be able to enable HTTPS on your blog from his/her dashboard. It may take a few hours to see the option to enable HTTPS for your blog. You should keep him/her admin until  “enable HTTPS” option available on your dashboard.

26 COMMENTS

  1. Nice post! I really appreciate to read the post here and also its great that the people here are giving their opinion which is really useful for me to decide whether it is good or not , bookmarked this post.

    • All Blogspot users have not this option. You can take help from who have or use Cloudflare, but Cloudflare has a few limitations.

  2. Hi I have tried it but showing error message why ? Not Working for me please add more tips

  3. Thank You for sharing this guide with us. This article is very helpful and cover all the aspects that are needed to enable https in blogger blog with custom domain. I am going enable https on blog.

  4. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing
    a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me dinner due to the fact that I found it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

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  5. But how to migrate cloudflare https to blogger https because it shows “HTTPS Availability is being processed. Check back later.” I am waiting for last three days but it is still showing the same message.
    Plz help me! My blog en.kome.cafe don’t turn on HTTPS but my main domain //www.kome.cafe is ok

  6. Nice article.
    It’s important that your business website is safe & secure.
    #SSL certificates bring a lot of benefits for your #business – they protect your customers, make you look more trustworthy and help you to avoid #Google penalties.

  7. Hello i try to enable HTTPS on my personal blog but its not work is the HTTPS is available for custom domains also or still not ?

    Thanks

  8. I started my blogging on blogger when i was new in the field, Blogger is the best plate form for new bloggers.

  9. Hey,
    Can you tell me
    How much time it will take to show the site when https is on with the custom domain?
    I will really appreciate your reply

    • It may take up to 15 min or more. Do when you have less traffic on your website, mostly late at night.

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