Does Membership plugin have https function incorporated?

Hello,

please I'd like to ask if installing Memebership plugin using Paypal single payment gateways, - on a website where members are asked to subscribe to to read the whole content - is enough to secure people's credit card information. Or shoud I also add a https feature to the site, like "Https SSL Free"?
Thanks for your help.
Letizia

  • Letizia
    • Flash Drive

    I'd like to add this question too, please: I have the possibility of adding my own https to my site, too, in place of the "Https SSL Free" plugin.
    Would you recommend using my own https certificate to use Membership plugin? Or is the plugin safe anyway (which was my original question at the beginning of the post)?

    Thank you again for your time!
    Letizia

  • aristath
    • Recruit

    Hello there @Letizia,
    SSL & https are only required in case you process credit card information on your site.
    If you plan on using PayPal then there's really no reason to use SSL as PayPal already secures these transactions for you.
    Users are redirected to PayPal to make a payment, and PayPal's site does have SSL so you don't need to add it.

    I hope that helps!

    Cheers,
    Ari.

  • Letizia
    • Flash Drive

    Oh, yes, the most importatnt thing (sorry!): while testing the membership plugin, I don't remember seeing any configuration for https/ssl features. Does that mean the WPMU plugin does not require it ? (even though I had warning while testing with Paypal; but then I transformed the Paypal account - the one receiving money from members - into a business acount, and that message disappeared. Chance? )
    Or maybe once the SSL is on place, everything is handled "automatically" ?

    Sorry, this is the first that I deal with SSL stuff, so thanks for your patience!

    Looking forward to your replies!

    Letizia

  • Letizia
    • Flash Drive

    Hi Aristath

    sorry I posted before viewing your reply!
    Thanks for the explanation. I understand. However, does it make sense to you that I had warnings while testing with Paypal; but then I transformed the Paypal account - the one receiving money from members - into a business acount, and that message disappeared?

    THanks again :slight_smile:
    Letizia

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