Secure Your WordPress Website with HTTPS for Free
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Secure Your WordPress Website with HTTPS for Free

Learn step by step how to secure your WordPress website using a free SSL certificate
4.3 (88 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,764 students enrolled
Created by Jan Zavrel
Last updated 1/2017
English
English
Current price: $13.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to work with CloudFlare services
  • How to generate and install SSL certificate on your web server
  • How to force HTTPS access to your website
  • How to fix the common error of mixed content
  • How to test the security level of your website
Requirements
  • You need access to your hosting account, your WordPress website and your domain registrar
Description

In this course, I will show you step by step how to make your WordPress website secure using a free SSL certificate issued by Cloudflare.

Google prefers HTTPS over an HTTP connection. This is very important for the ranking of your website.

No matter how good your SEO is, an unsecured connection will have a big negative impact on the position of your website in search results.  

A few years ago, it was quite expensive to have SSL certificate on your server to be able to offer HTTPS connection. These days, you can have your own SSL certificate for free.

Not only you will improve your Google ranking, your visitors and customers will be sure your communication with them is secured which is especially important for payments!

There are basically three methods of secured connection as shown in the image below. I will show you how to achieve the most secure configuration of those three options, the Full SSL (strict).

Full SSL (strict) requires you to have on your server a valid certificate issued by a certification authority.

What you will learn:

  1. How to create and secure your CloudFlare account.
  2. How to generate your own SSL certificate backed by COMODO ECC Certification Authority and valid for 15 years
  3. How to install your SSL certificate to your WordPress hosting using Cpanel
  4. How to make sure that your Admin Dashboard will be accessible via HTTPS connection and you won't lose the access to your WordPress administration
  5. How to force HTTPS connection for every visitor of your website, even if they use old unsecured links
  6. How to test the security level and configuration of your HTTPS connection. My method will give you the highest Grade A in all four tests!
Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with unsecured website with HTTP connection who wants to improve their Google ranking and SEO
Course content
Expand 9 lectures 38:21
+ Migrating from HTTP to HTTPS
9 lectures 38:21

In this lecture, I will give you three good reasons for migrating your website from HTTP to HTTPS protocol.

Preview 02:11

In this lecture, I will show you how to get a free CloudFlare account you will use to set up your own HTTPS access to your WordPress website.

Preview 05:42

In this lecture, I will show you the process of generating SSL certificate and your private key you will later install on your web hosting server.

Preview 06:47

In this lecture, we will install the generated certificate and the private key on your web hosting server using CPanel tool.

Installing SSL Certificate
06:26

In this lecture, I will show you how to easily solve the mixed content problem using WordPress plugin.

Fixing Mixed Content
04:57

Let's review what is that mixed content we need to fix.

Mixed content
1 question

In this lecture, we will make some precaution steps to avoid locking you out of your admin dashboard before we switch the website to HTTPS.

Forcing SSL Access - Preparation
04:07

In this lecture, we will switch the access to your admin dashboard from HTTP to HTTPS protocol.

Forcing SSL access - admin dashboard
03:40

In this lecture, I will explain how to force every single visitor of your website to secured HTTPS protocol, no matter what link he will use to get to your web.

Forcing SSL Access - Final Steps
03:14

In this final lecture, I will show you how to test your SSL security level of your website.

Testing SSL Security Level
01:17

In this course, I showed you how to migrate your WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS using CloudFlare services, but it is possible to migrate static pages as well.

Static pages
1 question