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How to Install Free SSL from Let’s Encrypt in WordPress

Let’s Encrypt is a new, automatic, free, and open certificate authority (CA) that offers to deliver free SSL certificates for everybody. It is not just cost-free, but it is also very easy to install and doesn’t require long procedures like conventional SSL certificates. Make sure “Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate” is selected. Enter your “Email Address” and the “Domain Name” on which you want to install the SSL certificate. Select the “Domain Alias” option if you also wish to apply your certificate on your domain alias. Finally, click on the “Install Certificate” button.

Key Takeaways:

  • In my previous article I explored why having an HTTPS site is better, why it was not widely adopted in the past and why it was severely limited (technology wise).
  • Even though many hosting companies are beginning offer built-in support for free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt not all hosts have jumped on board.
  • There are several ways to generate a Let’s Encrypt certificate. In this section I’m going to explain how you can create and install SSL depending on your method of choice.

“Technology has progressed a lot since the early days of HTTPS, and with the coming of Let’s Encrypt it’s universally available to everyone.”

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