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
4.9 (50 ratings)
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2,657 students enrolled
Created by Jan Zavrel
Last updated 1/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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
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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 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 is the target audience?
  • Anyone with unsecured website with HTTP connection who wants to improve their Google ranking and SEO
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Curriculum For This Course
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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 your 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
About the Instructor
Jan Zavrel
4.5 Average rating
287 Reviews
10,357 Students
9 Courses
iOS & Web Developer, Author, Teacher, Lifelong Learner

Hi, my name is Jan. I am Evernote Certified Consultant and the founder of THE SYSTEM2. I run online consulting business at ZAVREL CONSULTING where I explain my methodology for a life of happiness and fulfillment which I call THE FULL CIRCLE

I started my IT career as a Pascal programming language student in 1994. Later I discovered the potential of the web and co-founded WEBXP company, where I created websites and web applications for local businesses. 

In 2000, I started working for a German-based company Caatoosee, where I was the part of a team creating the top of the line web shop for than famous Breuninger Mode & Beauty online kaufen.At that time I also started my very own LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) project and designed, developed and published one of the first so-called discussion servers, that were very popular in my country years before the Facebook became the worldwide success. After 16 years, I am working on its comeback!

In 2008, when iPhone SDK was introduced, I moved to mobile apps world and soon published my first verb dictionary for iPhone which you can still find on the App Store. 

In 2015, I founded BOHEMIAPPS which evolved from simple iPhone app project to creativity platform focused on iOS and web development. 

In 2016, I decided to push my mission even further with SMART PROFIT SCHOOL. I believe that everyone can teach and SMART PROFIT SCHOOL is about helping newcomers start their own online teaching career. I also published my first book in 2016, THE DIGITAL INSTRUCTOR

In 2017 I focused primarily on productivity, became Evernote Certified Consultant, and published my second book, THE SYSTEM2.