12-01-2016 07:18 AM
I'm using Weebly for last 2 years now and have subscribed to starter pack as I'm using my website for photography portfolio. SSL certification is a basic requirement today as it gives, the visitors confidence to access the site & also, it's an assurance to website owner that his/her data/content is protected. Weebly seems to have a policy of giving SSL certification for only PRO plans onwards. I had purchased SSL certificate from a third party but Weebly seems to restrict the access for the same.
I have an earnest suggestion, SSL certificate is not that costly and it should be included in the starter plan, if not then atleast website owner must be allowed to use his/her own SSL certificate.
I hope, Weebly will consider this suggestion with an open mind.
12-01-2016 11:35 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, @Sarang_Bhand! I'll share that with the rest of the team.
12-18-2016 05:01 AM
Adam - I too think this needs immediate attention. I am looking at moving my website but whilst it costs me £10 to get an SSL on that site it is effectively costing me hundreds to get one with Weebly! It is profiteering and I'm afraid it stinks. With Google's recent changes an SSL certificate is no longer an option - it's a necessity for SEO and user experience. Without the SSL option the site is not valid and therefore all weebly sites under PRO are unfit for purpose.
Yes please, it's quite concerning that even though I'm not selling anything via my website, even the fact that it has an email form for contacting me, it's still likely to put people off getting in contact if they think the site could be compromised. Please let us know asap whether Weebly is going to provide an SSL certificate for the basic package website or at least allow a third party to provide one. And many are doing so for free these days
If you're selling through your website have you considered upgrading to Business? There are a lot of features that are useful for online stores in addition to SSL.