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Can you please clarify how to set up free SSL?

Category: Ssl

2018-08-28 9:12 pm EST

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I have just started with a Wordpress hosting plan and I want to set up the free SSL for my site. I have read the various pages, but the process isn't clear to me (I'm sorry). Can you please clarify/confirm these three things?

1. If SSL is set up, my website will be prefaced with HTTPS instead of HTTP, is that correct? Is that how to tell if it is set up?

2. To set up, I use the "Manage Free Basic SSL" in the AMP. Is that all I have to do?

3. There is also a page showing how to set up SSL in Wordpress. Is that an additional necessary step to #2, or does it have some other purpose?


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31,633 Points
2018-08-29 9:32 am EST
Hello EricH,

Thank you for your question regarding setting up a Free SSL with WordPress. First, Activate your Free SSL in AMP. This makes the SSL available on the server, but you still need to setup WordPress to use https instead of http.

Next, if you are installing WordPress for the first time, simply select the https option.

If you already have an active website, you should enable https in WordPress.

Thank you,

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Just one more question, I'm sorry. I have done that, adding the https to the Wordpress address and the site address, and the https appears on the home page, but nowhere else. Is that how it is supposed to work. or should I now get https everywhere?
30 Points
2018-08-30 1:00 am EST
Hello EricH,

It should apply to the entire site. You may need to clear your browser cache before viewing the site or you may need to clear your WordPress site permalinks in the settings so that everything is refreshed. There are also simple plugins that can make sure that SSL is applied to your entire WordPress site, if you want to use that option.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
42,973 Points
2018-08-30 9:09 am EST
Thanks. You were right, it was just a cache thing I think, but it sorted itself out eventually. Thanks.
30 Points
2018-08-30 9:54 pm EST
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