How to Add FREE SSL to WordPress Websites?

Free SSL for wordpress

SSL Certificates Help to protect Your Login Details, File Transfer, Secure Your Personal Info and Build a Trustable BRAND for Online Business. With an SSL Certificate, your website URL will start with “https://” instead of “http://”. In addition, your website visitors/potential customers will notice a green [Secure] word in the website address bar.

Secure ssl

Steps to Claim a FREE SSL Certificate for your WordPress website:

Step 1: Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2: Access your “Setting” menu on your left.
wordpress ssl

Step 3: Replace your current URL http://your-website.com with https://your-website.com

http to https

Step 4: Proceed by clicking on the “Save Changes” button below. Now refresh your website. You’ve successfully switched to a “Secure” website.

NOTE: If the green [Secure] word still does not show in the browser address bar when you browse your website, proceed to step 5.

Step 5: Go to “Plugin – > Installed plugins”

Wordpress plugin install

Step 6: “Add New” Plugins. Search for “Really Simple SSL”.

SSL Plugin

Step 7: Install the plugin, and proceed to click on the button “Go ahead, activate SSL!”

SSL plugin install

Step 8: Refresh your website. Your are now ready to go with “Secure SSL”

If you experience any issue while performing this setup, please feel free to contact our tech team at: https://support.exabytes.com.my/en/support/tickets/new
PS: Remember to Update your Google Analytic setup to “https://” 🙂

IMPORTANT NOTE:
There are various types of SSL Certificates. If you run your online business on a eCommerce or corporate website, do consider changing your certificate to EV Certificate.

(EV Certificate, Extended validation) provide the maximum amount of trust to visitors, and also require the most effort by the certificate authority to conduct an intense investigation of a business before issuance.

EV certificate will also show the name of the company or organization in the address bar itself, and a green bar is added to the user’s browser to signify that the certificate holder is a trusted authority.

EV SSL

EV Certificates is good for website that involve in e-commerce and transaction as it offer the highest conversion rates and foster the greatest level of trust with the end user. which is why most large companies and organizations choose EV certificates.

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