Do you want to know the easiest way to install HTTPS SSL certificate to your WordPress-site? In this blogpost you will find the fastest and most efficient way of doing so.
An SSL certificate stands for ‘Secure Sockets Layer’, it basically encrypts communication between the WordPress-site and the website visitors. After you installed an SSL certificate, your website will be accessible via the HTTPS protocol. HTTP stands for: ‘HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure‘.
According to an article posted by Google in 2014, the implementation of HTTPS increases security which is a top priority for Google. Google indicates that the use of HTTPS will positively affect the search engine algorithms, thus rankings in the search engine.
Therefore, let’s have a look on how to install HTTPS SSL certificate.
The easiest way to install HTTPS SSL certificate to WordPress
There are various ways to install HTTPS SSL certificate to your WordPress-site. The easiest way is to contact your hosting provider and ask them to add a security certificate. Most of these hosting parties will perform this action via Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated and open Certificate Authority. However, you’ll have to install a plugin on your WordPress-site so that it will run on this SSL certificate.
Go to Plugins, click Add new and search for “Really Simple SSL”. This plugin has all five-star reviews and is completely free for download. Click Install Now and activate the plugin. Then, you’ll have to finalise the migration of SSL by clicking the button that says: “Go ahead, activate SSL!“.
Ones you’ve done that, you’ll most likely see green checkmarks in the Detected Setup as shown in the image below.
If you would like to install HTTPS SSL certificate manually, you can check our other blogpost.
Read: How to add SSL certificate and HTTPS on your WordPress-site