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In this tutorial we will go over all detailed steps on how to enable SSL (HTTPS) on your WordPress Blog. If you have below questions then you are at right place:
- How to Add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress
- How to Use SSL and HTTPS with WordPress
- Using an SSL with Your WordPress Admin Control Panel
- How to configure WordPress Security to use my own private SSL Certificate?
- The easiest way to add SSL to your WordPress Site
- how to setup ssl certificate on apache
Here are major steps:
- Buy SSL Certificate (
- Generate Certificate and Install it into your cPanel (
Step 2 to 12below)
- Enable SSL (
Step 13 to 15below)
Let’s get started:
Purchase SSL Certificate. At NameCheap you can get
Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate for only
$9.00/year. Between I just got it for
$1.99 for 1st year. Try to chat with live person and he/she will help you get cert for just $1.99.
Login to cPanel. Click on
Generate, view, upload, or delete your private keys
Key Size and Provide
Description and click Generate new
You should be able to see generated
- Now go back to cPanel
- Click on
SSL/TLS Managerand click on
Generate a New Certificate Signing Request.
- Provide all mentioned details below and click on
- You should be able to see your
- Copy that. You need to provide it to your NameCheap account.
- Login to NameCheap Account
- Click on your
- Click on
- You should see your
SSL Certificatesright side panel
Activate SSL cert by clicking
- Paste CSR which you got in
Apache,Nginx,cPanel or Otheroption for
- Select your
admin emailon which you will get approval email
- On Next screen provide company name and click
- You will receive
1st emailfor Validation: Follow approval steps and approve your SSL certificate request mentioned in email.
- Once approved – you will receive
2nd and 3rd emailwith your Certificate in that (
- Download .zip file. Extract it and Copy certificate.
- Go to
- SSL/TLS Manager
- Click on
- Upload Or Paste a New Certificate
- Click on Save Certificate
Once done you will see it uploaded successfully on Server. Checkout screenshot.
- Now Next Step is to
Just click on
Install link which you see in above image.
Finally you should see success message.
Now go to your admin panel
- Click on Settings
- Go to General Setting
- Change URL from http to https for both
And you are all set. Try visiting
your site over https and you should see
green padlock in browser.