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Secure SSL domain connections

https:// is set automatically by Format when your domain is connected correctly.

Updated over a week ago

We provide SSL certificates for all users with connected custom domains that are connected using the standard settings (see our guide here), absolutely free of charge.

A SSL certificate means improved security for your Format website, making your data safer and ensuring you’ll avoid warnings that your site isn’t secure.

What is a SSL certificate?

SSL certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.

SSL certificates also improve your ranking in Google search, making it easier than ever for people to discover your creative business. You don’t need to do anything to claim your SSL certificate for your Format portfolio site.

If someone visits it will redirect to the secure served site. ( is an example only)

No custom domain

If you do not have a custom domain name connected to your Format portfolio site you can still share your site with your Format Site Address securely by adding 'https://' in the front of the address.

As an example 

Get a free custom domain

Yearly Pro and Pro Plus plans can get a new free domain name from Format for the first year.

See our guide here.

Problems with your custom domain connection

If you find that you are having trouble viewing your site with a custom domain name that previously worked correctly please let our Success Team know so they can help resolve for you.

Still have questions? Reach us on our live chat or email us at We’re here to help!

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