So today I will tell you how to get a free SSL for your wordpress site. Right now you may be seeing that not secure message on your site. Due to which you can’t assure your users that there data is safe. So here we are going to get a free SSL with the help of cloudflare.com First of all let’s know why you need SSL for your site.
SSL means means secure sockets layer. You need this because if you collect data of your user through your site It transfers through computer to computer until it reaches the main receiver. so the data is prone to be used in between. Here comes the role of SSL. It converts the data into encrypted form and decrypt only when the data reached the main receiver. It is important to have SSL because we sends various data like password, banking info on the internet.
So let’s look how you can get free SSL certificate and make your site secure. Here are the 5 easy steps:-
Step 1: First of all gotohttp://cloudflare.com and create a account. cloudflare is a site which will provide you with the ability to have HTTPS on your site. Create your account By adding your email and creating password.
Step 2: Here you need to add your website to cloudflare. So add the full website domain to the box and click continue. Then choose the plan which you want which is free in our case.
Step 3: In this step we need to change our domain name servers with the one provided by cloudflare. So goto your domain provider and do sign in. Then click on DNS of the domain you added. Scroll down to Nameservers and put the Cloudflare provided Nameservers. Make sure to delete all pre existing Nameservers. Go to Cloudflare and click continue.
Step 4: Now we need to install a plugin in WordPress. So go to your dashboard click on add new in plugins. Search for ‘flexible SSL’ in the search bar. You will get the plugin. Now install it and then activate it.
dashboard click on add new in plugins. Search for ‘flexible SSL’ in the search bar. You will get the plugin. Now install it and then activate it.
Step 5: Here you need to go on Cloudflare again and click the lock icon (crypto) in the top icon menu. Scroll down to the ‘always use https’ option and turn it on. Now go to your site and refresh it and you will see secure message in your site’s URL.
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