SSL for custom domains hosted by WordPress.com is good news. Another good news item is that e-commerce improvements are in the works.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates are an integral part of website security. A site’s SSL certificate enables you to encrypt the data you send, such as credit card information, names, addresses and other sensitive personal information so it can’t be accessed by hackers and phishers. Why use HTTPS.
Last year SSL security when was implemented the visible change to blogs on .wordpress.com subdomains was the change to the https:// URL prefix rather than the http:// prefix.
This year the same SSL connection encryption is being rolled out for blogs on custom domains.
WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin that lets site owners turn their self-hosted WordPress website into an online store. In May of 2015 WordPress.com founder, Matt Mullenweg announced that Automattic bought the WooCommerce plugin to power ecommerce.