Having a security certificate on your website promotes trust and helps with SEO.
You can now add a simple and secure SSL certificate to your site, if you use siteground, it’s really easy and we show you how to do it.
And it’s all free to do!
Follow along below :
Make sure you have a full backup of your website (Files and Database) and know how to restore it!
Go to your hosts domain control panel, if using Siteground go to siteground.com and login
Click the My Accounts tab (Step 1 in image below)
Click the ‘Go to CPanel’ button in the top left (Step 2 in image below)
Scroll down to the security section and click the Let’s Encrypt icon
From here you can choose which domain (If you have more than one!) to install the security certificate on
This will take a few moments and you should get a message to say installation was successful
You now need to login to your WordPress Dashboard and install a plugin
Add a new Plugin
Search for ‘Really Simple SSL’
Install Now and then Activate the plugin
Click the ‘enable SSL’ button
Visit your site and you’ll see the padlock that identifies your site as secure
You’ll have to log back in to WordPress
If you’re running any analytical plugins, you’ll need to update them with your new ‘https’ url
That’s it, you’re website is now secured!
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