Want to Have Your Website SSL Encrypted?
You have decided to secure your WordPress website by adding an SSL encryption. Maybe you are required to, or your competitors do and you follow, and maybe you think it is good to do it because Google has started preferring secure sites in search. We will show you five simple steps of how to achieve that your homepage and all your sub pages are served via https protocol:
- Install SSL Certificate
- Change your website URL
- Remove mixed content
- Replace all remaining mentions in database
- Force HTTPS
Five Steps Explained: Make Your Site Run as HTTPS
You Made It – Your Site Runs as HTTPS Now
And that is it, congratulations, you have made it to the end! Now you can turn on caching again. You can try deactivating plugins used in step 3, you should not need them any more. You can even skip step 3 if you are comfortable with step 4. Step 3 is the easier way for most WordPress users and usually, step 4 is not necessary in most cases.
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