How To Add HTTPS SSL Certificate To WordPress Website

How To Add HTTPS SSL Certificate To WordPress Website


Welcome back to another video I’m Adam WPCrafter.com
were a make videos for non-techies like me maybe like you in this video I limit tell
you how to add a SSL certificate to your WordPress website and what an SSL certificate is that
sense for secure socket layer and it basically encrypts whatever communication happens between
your website visitor and your website and it’s commonly required if you’re going to
receive and or take any kind of payments for anything you sell directly on your website
you need one of these SSL certificates and you’re in need be running your website in
a secure fashion as well as there is a SCO benefit of search engine optimization benefit
that Google is said if you are running your site on an SSL secure connection so now I
can’t really show you everything deserves a good part of this that your web host has
to do so you can contact your web host in basically say I need to add a security certificate
to my website most of them asking to be free based on this thing, let’s encrypt so you
can make a request now some of the other hosts that like to extort money out of their customers
like host gator and stuff like that they are most likely get a 160 or $70 however it should
be free if your host has something called let’s encrypt now that’s one side of its Aegis
contact your host and asked them to add these this thing called an SSL certificate now the
other side of it is you have to do something to WordPress so that it will run on this secure
certificate and trying to make this is non-techies possible and I’m doing my very best now the
way you do this on the WordPress side is actually really simple in its VR plug-in and what that’s
gonna do Ziskin aforesaid so whenever someone visits your website it shows them the secure
version of it now a problem that a lot of people run into is they get the security certificate
but WordPress’s ain’t showing the visitor everything over the secure connection so they
get this kind of security warning about it in the web browser and that’s what you don’t
want anything real simple fix you just install particular plug-in enable it in your pretty
much good to go so let’s do that in this video you go to plug-ins add new now the name of
this plug-in is really simple SSL okay go ahead and search for that it’s commonly used
I’ve used it on many websites and I have are running on websites currently and you can
see there’s are already over 40,000 active installations of this all five-star reviews
in it doesn’t cost a penny Cisco and click on install now and then click on activate
now all you really have to do is click this button here this is go ahead activate SSL
in any well coded theme or plug-in is can have no problem at all so just go ahead and
that click on that and then if you have the security certificate properly installed it
will start serving up the website on HTTPS this secure connection now I don’t have a
security certificate installed on this example site that’s running on my local machine says
why I’m getting this error so if you don’t have a security certificate or your host hasn’t
installed improperly you’re going to get this message right here although I can just click
on continue and it will take me back to my site now will log you out because you are
logged in over on the nonsecure version of your site and I have to re-login on the secure
version of your website that’s all there is to this plug-in limit log back in and this
is gallantly back in and you have this new option under settings that says SSL and we
can click into it and this is where you can see if the plug-in is doing its job so you
can see right here that it is enabled and this is really the main reason that we need
the plug-in is this makes content fixer and that’s what causes the browser notification
to say that it’s not a fully secure site is because default WordPress is going to serve
your images and things like that under the nonsecure connection with this plug-in does
is it forces WordPress to show everything on the secure connection and that’s what makes
it work so that’s pretty much all there is to getting SSL working properly in word press
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100 thoughts on “How To Add HTTPS SSL Certificate To WordPress Website

  1. Could you please make a video on how can i change my hosting from one to another. Like from hostgator to bluehost…

  2. I keep getting a fatal error when I hit 'Go ahead, activate SSL'. When I'm logged in, my website is showing secured with https and the lock is locked but when I go to it not logged in, it says Not Secure. What do I do?

  3. Great video! I'm getting this error message though "The mixed content fixer is active, but was not detected on the frontpage. Please follow these steps to check if the mixed content fixer is working." Any help would be much appreciated!

  4. THANK YOU !!!!!!!! This video saved me so much headache, you rock!!! Thought I was going to have to pay a web developer, thanks for the save!!!!! A+++++++++++++++++++++

  5. In fact I did this today 11/24/2018, and it worked like a charm. I didn't need to add, or install anything else, besides the Really Simple SSL plug-in. My websites started showing https right after the installation. Thanks a lot for the info, ride on!!!

  6. Thank you so much for translating the tech stuff i was able to do this in 5 mins and took a lot of stress out of trying to figure out what i needed to do. Awesome!

  7. thanks for your videos, but please try reduce talking out of the box, you speak 5 minutes but you teach 1-minute Lol…

  8. Thank you so much!!!! You've just saved me £75 which Go Daddy was going to charge for installing SSL plug ins to my 2 wordpress sites!

  9. Was there anything changed recently? I just can’t do the change to HTTPS no matter what I try.. I installed a valid certificate (shown as active), tried setting up wordpress with Really simple SSL but it did not work. I could not access the site anymore. (I did change options table from http to https)

    Then I tried it manually, edited the wp-config and htaccess file and changed the site url within WordPress settings to https, but same result.. Can you help me please?

  10. You are a God sent! I was about to cancel my plans of purchasing a booth to attend Bitcoin Ben's event to launch my website. Broke down and bought ssl certificate at godaddy for $70 and they told me I was out of luck and could not help me redirect. Your way worked flawlessly !  U DA MAN !

  11. When will people fucking understand that they just have to tell us how to do stuff in 30 sec and not 2 centuries

  12. I wanted to know how to install the certificate, not the really simple plugin. You dont even have a certificate installed after all that. Thanks!

  13. After doing this i keep getting this error when trying to sing in…

    redirected you too many times.
    Try clearing your cookies.
    ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

  14. Sorry man did not work for me, my hosting is with Godaddy i did everything and it has been 3 days now and it is still not working

  15. Well… good video if you already had a certificate installed. But how do I upload a wildcardcertificate to WP?

  16. Thank You So much My Dear, one thing you have forget that when someone add ssl certificate on running website, google need to renew setting in google search console and google analytics

  17. It really helped me , thanks .YouTube need just your kind people who just go straight to the point .Simple is best 🙂

  18. It doesn’t work. If it’s free so why Namecheap sell it by $22? I have flowed your steps but it doesn’t work.

  19. Thanks for your video. You saved me 300 euros that my hosting provider was requesting me to pay to install it for me.
    After 3 days contacting their customer service and uploading keys that didn't work. Thanks so so much. After your video it too me 1 min to Install Thanks so so much.

  20. I installed this plugin to my multi-site WordPress setup. It was a breeze. In a matter of seconds, all my 10 websites had a security certificate added.

  21. :The mixed content fixer is active, but was not detected on the frontpage. Please follow these steps to check if the mixed content fixer is working.: Please help?

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