by Adam Preiser updated January 2, 2018

How To Add HTTPS SSL Certificate To WordPress Website


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It has never been more crucial for you to have an SSL certificate on your website. I have made several videos on the topic to further convince people.

Here is a list of web hosting providers that include free SSL certificates for all websites when using their service.

Not everyone is going to use one of these web hosts, so here is a tutorial on how to add a free SSL certificate to any website regardless of which web host you are using.

Video Transcript

How To Add HTTPS SSL Certificate To WordPress Website

Welcome back to another video I’m Adam
were a make videos for non-techies like me

maybe like you in this video I limit tell
you how to add a SSL certificate to your WordPress

website and what an SSL certificate is that
sense for secure socket layer and it basically

encrypts whatever communication happens between
your website visitor and your website and

it’s commonly required if you’re going to
receive and or take any kind of payments for

anything you sell directly on your website
you need one of these SSL certificates and

you’re in need be running your website in
a secure fashion as well as there is a SCO

benefit of search engine optimization benefit
that Google is said if you are running your

site on an SSL secure connection so now I
can’t really show you everything deserves

a good part of this that your web host has
to do so you can contact your web host in

basically say I need to add a security certificate
to my website most of them asking to be free

based on this thing, let’s encrypt so you
can make a request now some of the other hosts

that like to extort money out of their customers
like host gator and stuff like that they are

most likely get a 160 or $70 however it should
be free if your host has something called

let’s encrypt now that’s one side of its Aegis
contact your host and asked them to add these

this thing called an SSL certificate now the
other side of it is you have to do something

to WordPress so that it will run on this secure
certificate and trying to make this is non-techies

possible and I’m doing my very best now the
way you do this on the WordPress side is actually

really simple in its VR plug-in and what that’s
gonna do Ziskin aforesaid so whenever someone

visits your website it shows them the secure
version of it now a problem that a lot of

people run into is they get the security certificate
but WordPress’s ain’t showing the visitor

everything over the secure connection so they
get this kind of security warning about it

in the web browser and that’s what you don’t
want anything real simple fix you just install

particular plug-in enable it in your pretty
much good to go so let’s do that in this video

you go to plug-ins add new now the name of
this plug-in is really simple SSL okay go

ahead and search for that it’s commonly used
I’ve used it on many websites and I have are

running on websites currently and you can
see there’s are already over 40,000 active

installations of this all five-star reviews
in it doesn’t cost a penny Cisco and click

on install now and then click on activate
now all you really have to do is click this

button here this is go ahead activate SSL
in any well coded theme or plug-in is can

have no problem at all so just go ahead and
that click on that and then if you have the

security certificate properly installed it
will start serving up the website on HTTPS

this secure connection now I don’t have a
security certificate installed on this example

site that’s running on my local machine says
why I’m getting this error so if you don’t

have a security certificate or your host hasn’t
installed improperly you’re going to get this

message right here although I can just click
on continue and it will take me back to my

site now will log you out because you are
logged in over on the nonsecure version of

your site and I have to re-login on the secure
version of your website that’s all there is

to this plug-in limit log back in and this
is gallantly back in and you have this new

option under settings that says SSL and we
can click into it and this is where you can

see if the plug-in is doing its job so you
can see right here that it is enabled and

this is really the main reason that we need
the plug-in is this makes content fixer and

that’s what causes the browser notification
to say that it’s not a fully secure site is

because default WordPress is going to serve
your images and things like that under the

nonsecure connection with this plug-in does
is it forces WordPress to show everything

on the secure connection and that’s what makes
it work so that’s pretty much all there is

to getting SSL working properly in word press
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My passion is making the best quality video tutorial online, for non-techies. When I am not behind the camera, I am usually helping out one of my YouTube subscribers.

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