How To Install SSL Certificate on WordPress For Free

Did you know that Google flags all websites that don’t use SSL as “Not Secure”? This means that without an SSL certificate, the private information of your clients is left unsecured and open to theft.
An SSL certificate aids in company research, verifies website references, and ensures that your e-commerce website is exactly what it seems to be. An SSL certificate acts as a safety net so that your customers can feel secure in sharing their personal information with you.
This article will demonstrate to you in 4 easy steps exactly how to install an SSL certificate for free so that your website will stay safe & secure! 

How To Get An SSL Certificate?

Step 1: Log in to Your WPX Account

The very first thing you need to do is login or create your WPX account on the homepage. This can be done by simply selecting “Login” and entering your details.

Step 2: Navigate to your Hosting Plan

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log into your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Step 3: Manage your Service

You will then be presented with all of the hosting services available. Once you have chosen a plan that works for you, select the “Manage Service” option.

Step 4: Install SSL Certificate

Once you are in the Hosting Panel, select “Manage Websites”. You can then proceed with installing the Free SSL certificate for the selected website. Click on the “SSL” dropdown menu & then simply select “Install FREE Certificate”.

You will get a pop-up notification from where you click on “Install” which initiates an automatic process. Once your install is complete, your SSL will be connected to your website. 

NOTE: WPX  will automatically renew the SSL certificate that you have installed every 2.5 months without the need to manually do anything!

Installing an SSL Certificate on WordPress For Free

Step 1: Locate Your Plugin

The very first thing you want to do is head over to the left hand side of your dashboard and select the “plugins” option and then select “Add New”.

Step 2: Download Your Plugin

The plugin you will want to use is called “Really Simple SLL”. 

To do this, locate the search bar on your page and type in “Really Simple SLL”.

Step 3: Activate Your Plugin

Once you have located the plugin, select the “Install Now” option alongside the plugin. After that, all you want to do is select “Activate”.

Step 4: Locate Your Newly Downloaded SSL

Once you have activated your SSL, head over to “Settings” and select the “SSL” option located in the menu.

Step 5: Final Touch Ups 

You will then be shown aspects that need fixing and will additionally present you with 

“Tips & Tricks” on what to improve on your WordPress site.

That is all the easy steps to adding an SSL Certificate on WordPress. If you found this article helpful, you might like our 5 best SSL plugin reviews. Don”t overcomplicate things when we can and will make the most easy as a possible guide, just for you.

Thulisa Sigwabe
Thulisa Sigwabe

Thulisa is our Content Marketer and Creator here at WPHub. She creates WordPress tutorials and reviews popular plugins and tools to help you build and monetize your website faster.

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