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April 18, 2023 at 1:06 pm #1764Amy JoeParticipant
I want to add SSL to my WooCommerce Website, How do I add SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)?April 19, 2023 at 11:46 am #1778Devin WilliamsParticipant
Steps to add SSL certificate on WooCommerce Website:
Step 1: Setup SSL Plugin:
Let’s Encrypt is a Certificate authority (CA) that provides free SSL certificates to the general public for safe and secure use of the internet.
It offers 2 options for getting a free SSL,
1. You can install it through the hosting company
2. Install it on yourself
Even if your hosting provider doesn’t offer a click-and-install option but does offer the option to install a free SSL certificate, you can still use Let’s Encrypt.
If you don’t already have one, register a domain name with a domain registrar. Free SSL certificates from Let’s Encrypt must be domain-based, which is necessary.
Go to Zero SSL.
1. Then Click on Certificates and Tools.
2. Click on Start.
3. Enter the domain name, accept the terms and conditions, and then click on next, CSR( Certificate Signing Request is created)
4. Copy that CSR code.
5. Click on Next to generate your RSA private key.
6. You can download your RSA private key right away. You can safely dismiss the browser tab after downloading your CSR and RSA Private Key. You will need to restart the programme if you quit without saving these two pieces of information.
Step 2: Activate SSL Certificate:
After putting the certificate on your server, you can access your store at https:// website name. If the page is secure, your browser may show a lock icon in the URL bar.
After installing the SSL certificate login into WordPress Dashboard.
Click on Settings then go to General.
Update the WordPress Address and Site Address to include https://
Now click on save changes.April 27, 2023 at 1:29 pm #1859James VenereParticipant
Is it okay to use a plugin or third-party service to manage SSL on my WooCommerce website?April 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm #1858ChristopherParticipant
Yes, it is generally okay to use a plugin or third-party service to manage SSL on your WooCommerce website. In fact, there are several plugins available that make the process of adding and managing SSL certificates much easier for website owners. Some hosting providers also offer SSL management as a service.
However, it is important to choose a reputable plugin or service provider and ensure that they follow best practices for SSL management. This includes using a trusted SSL certificate provider, ensuring that the certificate is properly installed and configured, and keeping the certificate up to date.
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that using a plugin or third-party service to manage SSL does not guarantee complete website security. It is still important to implement other security measures, such as keeping your website and plugins up to date, using strong passwords, and regularly monitoring your website for vulnerabilities.
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