In an ongoing effort to assure that the SoftPlanTuts website is as secure as possible I have enabled SSL for the site. What does that mean? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and it encrypts information between you and the site such as cookie information. By encrypting this information SSL prevents someone else from for example intercepting your cookie information and then spoofing your id and logging on as you. There's not a lot they could do if they were to spoof a normal user other than messing with their settings or impersonating them because normal users don't have permissions to configure the site. But if they were to spoof me they could completely take over the site and do anything they wanted including completely trashing it.
The only thing you should notice different from your end is that the web address now starts with https instead of the normal http.
Everything appears to be working correctly after the transition with one exception. The site search is broken. I spent a couple hours this evening trying to fix it but so far it is still broken. In the mean time if you need to find something about a particular topic you can search google outside the site or select a keyword from the categories on the tutorials and articles pages.
To search using Google go to the Google search page and type in your word you are searching for and then append site:softplantuts.com to the end. So for example if you wanted to search for elevation openings you would use "elevation openings site:softplantuts.com" without the parentheses.
Hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to get the site search fixed.
Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com