Easily generate Let’s Encrypt SSL and install it to your WordPress blog in 30 seconds!


If you’ve noticed, my blog is now in https. Wohoooo! SSL activated after a looong time of being lazy to generate a free SSL and install it in my server. Other hosting providers such as SiteGround, Dreamhost, and other well-known hosting providers out there, providers their customers a one-click Let’s Encrypt SSL installation that you can do in just… one click! Yes, in a few seconds you have your SSL ready.

But what if your web host doesn’t provide a one click Let’s Encrypt installer? Just like mine? It’s still easy to install without going to the command line, using CertBot, blah blah blah (by following the instructions here https://letsencrypt.org/getting-started/). You can just generate an SSL at https://www.sslforfree.com/, verify that you own the domain by using manual verification, copy paste your CRT, KEY and CABUNDLE to your SSL/TLS manager inside your Cpanel, then you’re done.

If you don’t have Cpanel in your hosting provider, then contact your host of how to install it easily. They may install it for you, I assume. Haha!

Next step is install the “Really Simple SSL” plugin, activate it, and you’re done!

If you have hard coded http URLs of your domain in your blog post, or if you encounter problems after the SSL installation, you may install the “Better Search and Replace” plugin, search for your website’s url. For example https://bryanveloso.com, then replace it all with https://bryanveloso.com, and you’re done.

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