Maximum WordPress hosting packages you will get a free SSL certificate. Let’s encrypt your WordPress website, therefore, it runs securely on HTTPS.
In this article, we will explain how to transfer your existing WordPress website to HTTPS. And install a new WordPress website on HTTPS. Placing your website on HTTPS is a one-time promotion. Once you’ve set this up, you won’t have to worry about it anymore. The Let’s Encrypt certificate for SSL is valid for three months and is automatically. Or check here how to install WordPress with SSL manually.
The step-by-step plan below can only be applied to our hosting one-on-one. If you host elsewhere, the method may differ due to a different server configuration.
Encrypt WordPress SSL Certificate:
The first step Installing the Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate. You install this SSL certificate on your hosting package and not on your WordPress.
Let’s Encrypt is free and easy to activate with us. Follow the steps in our article to install a free SSL certificate.
Do you already have a WordPress website, but it is not yet running on HTTPS? Then follow the steps to convert WordPress to HTTPS. If you have not yet installed WordPress, read on to install WordPress on HTTPS.
Convert WordPress to HTTPS
Usually, you do not have to do much about your site and your WordPress website works smoothly on HTTPS with the steps below.
Log in to the management of your WordPress website. Click Settings > General in the menu on the left. At WordPress address (URL) and at Site address (URL) is the URL of your website. Change http to https in both places and click the Save changes button. You will now be logged out immediately. Log in again and click Settings > Permalinks in the menu.
Do not change any of the settings and click Save Changes at the bottom of the button.
Check whether you see a lock in the address bar on all pages of your website. If you see an exclamation mark somewhere, it means mixed content. Mixed content means that within your site parts, such as images or external content (for example advertisements), are loaded via HTTP and not via https, while the page itself is loaded via https. If you don’t see an exclamation mark anywhere, then you don’t have to follow the steps below for mixed content in WordPress. Your WordPress website runs smoothly on HTTPS.
Mixed content in WordPress
In cases of mixed content, the Really Simple SSL plug-in is a real problem solver.
Click on Plug-in > New plug-in in the menu on the left. In the search field, type really simple SSL. At the plug-in, click the Install Now button and then the Activate button. At the top of your window, there is now an information block. Click on the button Ok, activate SSL! Click Settings > Permalinks in the menu on the left. You may now be log out automatically. In that case, log in again and go to the Permalinks section. Do not change any of the settings and click Save Changes at the bottom of the button. Usually, additional settings are not required and you are now ready, but to be sure, check your website for mixed content. If you still find mixed content, press Ctrl and F5 on your keyboard at the same time. The browser cache is then empty and the browser will retrieve the data from the server’s website instead of the cache.
Check the website again. If you still see mixed content, click on Plug-in > Installed plug-in in the management of your WordPress website. Click on the Really Simple SSL plug-in on Settings. If the Mixed content fixer is off in the Settings tab, switch it on. If it is already on and you have mixed content problems, then activate the Use alternative method to fix the mixed content option. Then click on the Save button to save the changes. The mixed content problem must be solved with this.