How Properly Set Up SSL on Your Website

  1. Buy an SSL or use a free one 02:20
    • You can get a free SSL from Let’s Encrypt or Cloudflare.
    • If you have an ecommerce website and you want an extra level of trust with your customers, you can purchase a SSL certificate from a company like Comodo.
    • The company will verify your identity and then you can display this certificate on your website.
  2. Change the domain in WordPress 04:01
    • Once you have the SSL installed on your website, you want to change your website name in the settings from http to https.
    • This will help pull your files in correctly.
  3. Force SSL by redirecting http to https 05:30
    • Sometimes even when you have an SSL installed and have updated the website name, you might still have some links directing to the http version of your website.
    • You can use forced SSL plugins, or make updates in Cloudflare or WP Engine.
  4. Fix insecure content warnings 06:28

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