How to get free SSL certificate for wordpress website

If you are a website owner or developer then this article is only for you. You know these days everything runs super smooth even a 10rs Beyblade too. So, users, these days need super smooth experience while browsing towards your website and articles. But besides that, there is a very important part that we cannot be ignored named as security. Yes exactly, Security is a very major part that should be on high priority while you running a website.

So, today I will tell you the perfect method to get free SSL certificate for WordPress website. This article will help you with less text and more image guidance. you just need to follow these simple instructions and bring cherry on your cake. Let’s get started.

How to get free SSL certificate for WordPress website

Without SSL certificate users will definitely be facing problems before entering into your website. There are many hosting providers are available in the market who already providing SSL Certificate for free but you have to purchase their higher plan. so, ultimately they are not providing anything for free, its all about business.

Unsecure connection of a website

But I will tell you guys that how you guys can Get free SSL certificate for WordPress website and improve on page and SEO and ranking of your website. It also enhances the speed of your website. If you know a little bit about Digital marketing then you will know the importance of this certificate and how it takes your website performance to sky-level. To install SSL certificate into your website follow the steps given below-

1.) Go to SSLforfree website

Firstly, just search on google for SSLforfree website and enter your domain name into the box. SSLforfree is the best solution to get free SSL certificate for  WordPress website and already used by more than 2 million websites across the web. The only downside of using this certificate is the validity period. They offered this certificate for 90days(three months) which is actually very good because you don’t even pay a single penny for it!

Go to sslfor free website

2.) Click on manual verification tab

After putting your website link into the box you just need to click on the tab named as Manual verification and just click on the option Manually verify domain. Then a window will scroll down and take you to the links. There will be two downloadable files that you just have to click and download. It doesn’t really matter that in which sequence do you download them.

Download two files

3.) Go to the file manager of your Cpanel

Then after downloading these two files, you have to go to your Cpanel and just search for the file manager folder and just click on that. you can find file manager in the front of your cpanel. If you cannot find it just search it from the search box available on the top side of your cpanel.

 click on filemanager

4.)  Search for public HTML folder

After entering into your Cpanel’s file manager you have to search for a folder named as public.html and just open it. There are many hosting Cpanel that are hard to use. If you cannot able to find that folder, keep the image below as an example of it.

click on publichtml

5.)  Add a new folder in public.html

After that, you need to add a new folder into public.html  and named it as (well-known) folder. This folder will keep all file of your SSL certificate.

 add new folder in public.html

6.) Add a new folder in a (well-known) folder

Ater that you have to again make a new folder in well-known(Folder that you recently made) and named it as acme-challenge. This folder will keep your necessity files as all are very important. To get a free SSL certificate for WordPress website these are the major files that we have to care about.

add new folder in well know folder

7.) Upload two files that we downloaded recently

Now you have to upload those two files that we recently downloaded from the SSLforfree website. Just click on the upload button as shown in the image below and upload both files.

upload two downloaded files

upload-two-downloaded-files

8.) Download SSL certificate files

Now you have to come back to the page where we download those two files. Then you just click on the Download SSL certificate. It will take you towards the login page. Just log in with your e-mail id and password and enter into the dashboard area of your account.

click on the download ssl button

9.) Find codes from SSL dashboard

After entering into your dashboard you can find three HTML codes. You have to copy these three codes and upload into your Cpanel folders. Please follow next steps and insert code into the given detailed folders to get free SSL certificate for WordPress website.

Find three codes to upload in cpanel

10.) Go to Cpanel and upload these files

Now, you have to return back to your Cpanel and just search for a folder named as SSL/TLS.  After clicking on this folder just goes to manage SSL sites. There you can find these same three folders(CertificatePrivate key, CABUNDLE) to just copy and paste the code you get from SSLforfree website dashboard. please enter same code as folder name.

install ssl certificate

11.) SSL activated

If you follow all the steps as I mentioned then congratulations you succeed to get a free SSL certificate for WordPress website. As we refresh our website, now you can see the results. Free SSL Certificate is activated and https/ is now running.

ssl activated

Now we are ready to use our website with a secure https connection. But, the last thing we have to do is that we have to make a transfer folder. With the help of our server can transfer our users towards a secure connection.

12.) Add a secure server transfer file to .htaccess

This is actually a very important part of this whole tutorial because we should transfer our users towards the secure connection that we just activated for that you have to go to your Cpanel again and make a new folder as .htaccess folder. After that, you have to just add this code-

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https//:adviceunion.com/$1 [R=301,L]

 add final code in .htaccess and save

(Make sure that you will change your domain)

 

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That’s it! I think this tutorial will help you a lot. If you got your free SSL certificate then please share this article and help your mates too! If you have any type of question you can ask me in the comment section or just send a personal message in the contact us form.  

 

 

If you are a website owner or developer then this article is only for you. You know these days everything runs super smooth even a 10rs Beyblade too. So, users, these days need super smooth experience while browsing towards your website and articles. But besides that, there is a very important part that we cannot be ignored named as security. Yes exactly, Security is a very major part that should be on high priority while you running a website. So, today I will tell you the perfect method to get free SSL certificate for WordPress website. This article will help you with…

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Simran Kamboj is a Digital Marketer and official owner of Advice union. If you want to advertise or collab with Advice union please contact us on [email protected]

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