Why Does My Squarespace Say “Not Secure?”

There are a few reasons why your Squarespace website may be displaying a “not secure” message:

1. Lack of SSL Certificate: An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that encrypts the data transmitted between a website and its visitors. If your Squarespace website does not have an SSL certificate installed, it will be marked as “not secure” by web browsers. To resolve this, you can purchase an SSL certificate from Squarespace or a third-party provider and install it on your website.

2. Mixed Content: If your website contains both secure (HTTPS) and non-secure (HTTP) content, it can trigger the “not secure” warning. This can happen if you have embedded images, videos, or scripts from external sources that are not using HTTPS. To fix this, ensure that all the content on your website is served over HTTPS.

3. Insecure Form Submissions: If your website has forms that collect sensitive information like passwords or credit card details, it is important to use secure form submissions. Squarespace provides built-in security measures for form submissions, but if you have customized your forms or integrated third-party services, you need to ensure that the data is transmitted securely.

4. Expired SSL Certificate: If you previously had an SSL certificate installed on your Squarespace website, but it has expired, web browsers will display a “not secure” message. Make sure to renew your SSL certificate before it expires to maintain a secure connection.

It is important to address the “not secure” message on your Squarespace website as it can negatively impact user trust and website rankings.