How to Install Let's Encrypt Certificate WordPress?
In this post, I will explain to you how to install let's Encrypt certificate on your WordPress site with Let's Encrypt. It is an open source SSL certificate provider, and top companies backed by the Let's Encrypt is Automattic, Facebook, Mozilla, Chrome, Cisco, and Sucuri.
If you have Wordpress site or any site platform, you can get one certificate for free from Let's Encrypt. The best way to secure your site from hackers added SSL certificate to secure your data from users browser to the server.
Let's Encrypt needs more improvements and therefore, they released a beta version. If you want SSL certificates, you can try it that works better for production sites also.
In this article, I will explain to you how to install Let's Encrypt on your Wordpress site.
What is SSL certificate?
The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) introduced in 1996 to secure data transfer between user and web server. The name of SSL changed in 1999 to TLS (Transfer Layer Security).
Still today we use TLS certificates for our websites, but SSL has most commonly used
The SSL certificates most commonly used in eCommerce and sites needs users log in. Today, mostly all websites use SSL certificates because of search engine ranking boost. It creates some effect on SERPs results.
WordPress sites have a login page even if you have one user. Therefore, we recommend SSL certificates for WordPress sites.
Let's Encrypt is the IRS tax-exempt company. This company managed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It is one of the registered SSL certificate providers.
Let's Encrypt allow you install the certificate using the Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME) client. You don't need to wait for the public key it takes several hours to take issued.
Install Let's Encrypt
Before trying to install Let's Encrypt on your server, you need to check whether the operating system is suitable or not.
You can read to know Let's Encrypt documentation for which OS has accepted this SSL certificate.
I will list Let's Encrypt Allowed Operating systems below
1. Unix - Ish Oses - Python 2.6 or 2.7.
2. Apache Requires Debian based OS
3. Ubuntu 12.04+ and Debian 7+
After beta version, Let's Encrypt will add more OS in their inventory.
Some Hosting Companies Offer Easy Free SSL Installation Service
Let's Encrypt is so popular because hosting companies introduce it to their clients on their dashboard. They provide easy installation option for their customers on cPanel.
If you want SSL easy installation for your website, you can go for Let's Encrypt introduced hosting companies.
List of companies they provide Free easy to install SSL certificates are
Update Wordpress Site URL Settings Page
After Setting Up Free SSL on Your Hosting account, you need to update your new site URL on Wordpress settings page.
If you don't update URL on Wordpress settings page, it shows your page visitors this website is not secure whenever they visit your site.
For typical WordPress site, URL looks like this http://www.yourblog.com on the settings page.
After install SSL, you need to update your previous URL to https://www.yourblog.com on your settings page.
Update Google Analytics URL to new Url
If you have added Google Analytics tracking code on your site, then you need to update your old URL to new URL. You can go to Analytics Settings page and just add https in the URL section.
We hope you enjoyed our post about how to install Let's Encrypt on your WordPress site. If you have any doubts about this post, please ask your question using the comment section. I will be happy to answer your all question at any time.