Chapter 11: WordPress Add-ons

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CDN:  A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a cluster of geographically distributed servers used to quickly deliver static content such as images, scripts, CSS and libraries to visitors from the nearest server. In simpler terms, when visitors browse any website, CDN chooses the nearest server to deliver static content used in the website. CDN allows the visitors faster page loads and enhanced user experience. This leads to huge performance improvements for WordPress blogs that have visitors from all across the world.

SSL:  Every day, we share our personal information with different websites, whether it’s making a purchase or simply logging in. Hence, data security plays a major role. That’s where SSL comes in. If you are running an eCommerce website on WordPress, SSL is must. Https is an encryption method that secures the connection between users’ browser and your server, which makes it harder for hackers to eavesdrop on the connection.

Once SSL is set up, WordPress has the https facility on your full website, as well as on exclusive pages. For this, we need to install a plugin called WordPress HTTPS. Once this plugin is installed, clicking https in the Admin area of WordPress will give the following screen:

After saving the above-mentioned settings, if any, we recommend browsing specific pages by https.

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