SSL Is Extremely Confusing
SSL is confusing. Setting it up can be a bear. And understanding certificates and their never-ending variations can be next to impossible. Should you pay for a certificate? Should you get a free certificate? Self-signed? Extended verification? I’ll be honest with you. I don’t understand it all. But in this article I’ll tell you what I do understand. And at the bottom of this article there’s a video tutorial that will show you how to set up free SSL for your WordPress website, step by step.
Google Says “Make Your Site Secure”
If Google says it, you should do it. Google pretty much runs the Internet world and when Google talks, website owners should listen.
Google has made it quite painfully clear that very soon insecure websites will be punished. You don’t want to be one of those websites.
Ecommerce vs. Non-Ecommerce Websites
If you have an Ecommerce website (i.e., a website that sells products or services and accepts payment), you shouldn’t use the method I’m going to describe. You should contact your web host and get a full-featured SSL certificate. Yes, it’ll set you back a little but you have an online business so just do it.
If you are a small business owner that does not accept online payment, or if you have an informational website or a personal blog, the method I’m going to show you for free SSL will work perfectly.
Step By Step Video Tutorial
The following video will demonstrate, step-by-step, how to get your free SSL certificate for your WordPress website. If you have questions, be sure to ask, either in the comments section for this article or in the comments section for the video you’re about to watch.