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If you are committed to the protection of our environment and the carbon footprint that your activity leaves you will already know that everything what has to do with the Internet also leaves a huge carbon footprint.

Internet and CO2 emissions

I am referring to energy consumption mainly, since every web, every tweet, everything requires energy consumption ]and in this current Internet as we know it, multimedia and with enormous resources within the reach of anyone, the consumption of energy, and consequently the carbon footprint, has increased notably .

And yes , WordPress is also participating in it, precisely because of its popularity, because of its growing functionalities, the very fact of the democratization of web creation, which is good in itself, also has that side effect of increase the footprint of carbon .

In fact, it has been assessed that Internet generates more CO2 emissions than all world air traffic .

Can we do something about it?

Since 2009, Greenpeace has been auditing the energy use of Internet companies, and encouraging them to improve with their campaign Clicking Clean . [19659005] Also, the Green Web Foundation has a database of hosting companies that use renewable energy, or at least do not leave a carbon footprint.

And, in addition, there is new tools such as EcoGrader or WebsiteCarbon which analyze the carbon footprint of your website to help measure the environmental impact of our services and products .

Susty WP

A very interesting initiative esante is that of Jack Lenox, who has created the web SustyWP.com and the subject that accompanies it, Susty a sustainable WordPress web.

And the fact is that sustywp.com only requires 7 Kb of transfer for its full load which its carbon footprint is minimal . And what is installed Yoast, which generates 1 Kb.

Some data to highlight from sustywp.com are these:

It seems that there are good arguments to be sustainable with our website do not you think?

How is it? made Susty WP?

Aim, if you want to join the challenge of making WordPress reduce its carbon footprint:

  • The site uses a version of the Underscores theme taken to its minimal expression, the aforementioned theme Susty, which you can download from GitHub .
  • Without widgets area
  • Without drop-down menus
  • Sin web fonts
  • CSS minimized and minimized
  • HTML minimized
  • Without JavaScript
  • GZip of all
  • NGinX Server
  • Fast-CGI Cache
  • Zero images, and if used, in SVG .

Benefits of SustyWP

I guess you'll already have s more or less made your list of benefits, but we summarize it:

  • Search engine scores
  • Ultra fast website
  • Sustainable web and minimum carbon footprint
  • Less resource consumption
  • Less cost de hosting

More information on Jack's blog .

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Learn WordPress while having breakfast: How to install a free SSL from Let's Encrypt

On this occasion, in the video of the series " Learn WordPress while having breakfast " that I am doing with SiteGround I explain in just over 2 minutes how to install a free SSL certificate of Let's Encrypt and some interesting tricks .

I hope you like it …

The entry Learn WordPress while having breakfast: How to install a free SSL of Let's Encrypt published it first Fernando Tellado in Help WordPress . Do not copy content, do not say anything good about you to your readers.

Google Chrome will mark HTTP sites as non-secure, without SSL, do not you have your certificate yet? • WordPress Help

Let's see, that's not to scare, but the reality is that Google Chrome, since July 2018, in version 68 of your browser, has already announced that it will mark as not secure any web that still works in HTTP, without SSL certificate active, other than HTTPS.

And it will not be because I have warned, or explained how easy it is to install an SSL certificate but now you can run.

Moreover, if you read me, you will know that I usually recommend the SiteGround services a hosting company that was the first to offer free SSL certificates of type Let's Encrypt in Spain, so you have no excuse.

In fact, Siteground offers free SSL certificates by default in all contracts, in all plans not only in the more expensive than some companies do, and not only is it possible to install it, but if you hire any of your plans, you will have it installed and active in your domain. It's easier than ever!

SSL Wildcard

Moreover, it has recently added the new functionality of SSL certificates Wildcard also from Let's Encrypt that is, free.

The difference compared to the "Normal" SSL is that with the previous ones you had to install a certificate for each subdomain, but with the Wildcard SSL the subdomains will also use the same certificate as the domain.

For most webmasters it is simply more simplicity , elimination of repetitive tasks, although there will be cases – the least – where you do not want an SSL Wildcard (subdomains with applications that do not work in https).

How was it to install the free SSL of Let's Encrypt? 19659012] I already tell you that in each new contract you will find it installed and active but if for some reason you still have some domain running on HTTP in your SiteGround plan you have to do the following …

Sign in to your SiteGround customer panel

Go to the SiteGround website and click on "Log in"

Which will take you to the login screen, where you enter your username or email and password.

Access cPanel

Once in the customer panel access cPanel from the "Hosting" tab

Go to the Let's Encrypt tool

Once in cPanel go to the Let's Encrypt tool

Install your free SSL certificates

] Nothing easier …

In the window you will see the ones installed and your state. To install new simply choose the domain, the type of certificate and install it, in a few seconds you have it active.

Configure the SSL certificate

Before finishing, you have to take an action, configure the certificate, it is created , active, but your web will still not work in HTTPS by default.

For this, in new SSL certificate installations (in which installs by default SiteGround the redirect to HTTPS works without doing anything), you must open the HTTPS settings of the certificate

Below you will see a window with 2 options:

  1. Apply HTTPS : If you do not activate this your web will continue to work in HTTP (by default) and HTTPS (forcing the URL), so you must activate it yes or yes.
  2. Rewrite external links : Caution with this. What it does is redirect all URL of your website to its HTTPS version. It is great to avoid errors of mixed content but before you make sure that all the URLs of your site (including analytics codes, publicity, etc.) have a version, they work, in HTTPS, otherwise you could cause yourself a problem.

And already is, if you prefer you can also see how to do it in this video …

If you have more questions about everything SiteGround offers in all your shared hosting plans specialized in WordPress have created this new page in which they explain all the features, and that I advise you to visit.

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