How To Secure Your Website?
Hi guys welcome to Templintech.com. Today we’re going to see how you can get a free SSL Certificate for your wordpress website. Now if you go to your website and you see this not secure message on your browser. It means that you do not have SSL. Now if you want to change this message into the safe lock image. You have to get a SSL Certificate for your site. So let’s see how to get free SSL Certificate in just five steps.
Step 1: Create Account on Cloudflare
The first step is to Create an account on CloudFlare provides free SSL So to create the account let’s go to www.cloudflare.com And then click sign up Now enter your email & password And click create account. Okay so now our account is created.
Step 2: Add Your Website For Free SSL
Next let’s go to step two. Which is to Add your website to this account. So just enter your website name And then click add site. Then click Next Now select the free plan “If you want to get free” And click ok. Then scroll down And click continue. Okay so now your site is added on CloudFlare.
Step 3: Change Your Nameservers
So next let’s go to step three. First let’s login to godaddy (Or another website from which you bought your domain). So we’ll open a new window And then go to www.godaddy.com. Now click sign in And then sign in into your account.
To get free SSL from Claudflare’s website. You have to change the nameserver. so now to change the nameservers of this domain. Just click DNS And then scroll down to nameservers And click change.
Presently click here And select custom And now here you have to enter the details which is given in cloudflare. So we should go there And then copy the 1st value And paste it here. Then copy this one And paste it. Now click save So now we have successfully added the nameservers To our domain. So let’s go back to cloudflare And then click continue. Now to check if the nameservers are changed Let’s click recheck now. And you will get this message. And now if we click refresh If you see a green icon Which means your nameservers have been changed. Now even if you don’t see this green icon immediately. You can still go to the next step. And everything will work at the end of this article. So once you have added your nameservers.
Step 4: Install Cloudflare Plugin
You can now go to step four. Which is to install the SSL plugin in wordpress. So to install the plugin let’s go to WordPress And then go to plugins And click add new. Now search for cloudflare flexible SSL. And you will get this plugin Now let’s install this plugin and activate. This plugin are now installed on our site. So once you have installed the plugin.
Step 5: Enable SSL in Cloudflare
Now we will see the final step So let’s go back to cloudflare And then click this lock icon Now scroll down to Always Use HTTPS [hyper text transfer protocol secure] And turn it on Now as soon as you turn this on Your website will now be secured with SSL. So now we check if our site is secure or not so click refresh. You can see that we now have the lock And the HTTPS. means Your site is now secure. Which means we have now got the SSL. So now if you click here You can see that our browser says The connection is secure.
Finally The Connection is Secure.