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How to Get Free SSL for WordPress site with CouldFlare.

October 06 2018

We’ll learn how to get free SSL for our WordPress site.

As most of you guys are not a technical person so I will share a very simple way to get free SSL for your WordPress site. It’s the most effective way too 🙂

 

Why do we need SSL for our website?

Most importantly the purpose of SSL certificate is to keep encrypted sensitive information sent across the Internet. When an SSL certificate is active on a site, information of the site becomes hard to read without the server you send to.

Google announced in August 2014 that adding an SSL certificate on a Website can get you SEO benefit if the site has no checkout page even.

Most importantly it’s essential for the online store to install an SSL certificate. If you manage ‘WooCommerce’ store, you probably know that major payment gateway doesn’t work like the stripe on checkout page.

 

How to get free SSL from CloudFlare.

First of all, if you don’t have any account on CloudFlare, please make an account here.

And then you’ll see an interface will come and an option at the right side of the menu bar called ‘+ add site’. Click on that and paste your site URL in the field.

 

 

Finally, click on ‘Add site’ button. If everything goes well then you should be redirected to dashboard where you can manage your site.

 

 

The interface should look like this ( screenshot given below )

 

 

Go to ‘crypto’ page from menu bar and from right dropdown menu select ‘Flexible’ ( if it’s not selected ). If you scroll down a bit then you’ll see an option called ‘Always use HTTPS’, just turn it on.

always use HTTPS cloudFlare

Scroll down a little bit more you’ll see an option called ‘Automatic HTTPS Rewrites’, turn it on as well. Because it’ll automatically rewrite all of ‘http’ with ‘https’, so if you have a link with ‘http’ you don’t have to worry about it, because it’ll rewrite that.

automatically rewrite HTTPS

Note: it may take up to 24 hours after the site becomes active on Cloudflare for new certificates to issue.

So after 24 hours, if you go to the crypto page you’ll see your status of SSL Active.

universal-ssl--status

After that please log in to your WordPress site, and install a plugin called CloudFlare Flexible SSL by iControlWP.

After installing the plugin just activate it.  That’s it.

You’re good to go.

 

Most importantly: If you still found any issue please feel free to share. You can share by comment section below.

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Mohammad Tanjid is a professional WordPress Developer and Designer, he builds WP Products like WP Themes/Plugins and author of webextent.net. He has been writing code for more than 5 years now.