WordPress SSL Certificates

Which SSL certificate works best with WordPress?

What’s a WordPress SSL certificate?

Though there isn’t an SSL certificate specifically made for WordPress, any trusted SSL certificate will work with WordPress blogs and sites.

Think of a “WordPress SSL certificate” as an SSL certificate that simply works with WordPress.

How to implement HTTPS with an SSL certificate on your WordPress site:

Do it yourself.

Set up an SSL certificate using a WordPress plugin, or set it up manually in WordPress.

We'll do it for you.

We can install and maintain your SSL certificate and add HTTPS to your WordPress site for you.

Make the (secure) connection.
SSL certificates enable a security protocol that creates a secure connection between browser and web server. So, with a trusted SSL certificate, your site has the “password” to make a secure, encrypted connection. And when data traveling between server and browser gets encrypted, the sensitive data is protected – rendering it unreadable and utterly worthless to hackers.

Benefits to owning an SSL certificate.

You get peace of mind. An SSL certificate protects you and your visitors from cybercriminals and negates any losses your site visitors may incur should you have a breach in your site’s SSL certificate security.

Your customers get a sense of trust. Installing a valid, trusted SSL certificate puts the “S” in HTTPS and displays the green lock icon next to your domain name when people visit your site.

HTTPS on your WordPress site is important. Here’s why:

Owning a trusted SSL certificate proves that you are the substantiated owner of your site. After you’ve deployed and installed the SSL certificate, your site appears with HTTPS and the green padlock icon in the browser search bar.

Trust indicators like HTTPS and the green lock prove your site has been vetted and is owned by the person or business it purports to. When a visitor’s browser reaches out to your site, it shows in their browser search bar that you’re protecting your data – and by proxy, their data.

How do you know if a site is secure?
The majority of your site visitors associate the green lock icon (and HTTPS) with safety and security. That’s why an SSL certificate installed on your site is one of the easiest and fastest ways to gain the trust of your visitors. A WordPress website displaying the green lock icon, fully protected by HTTPS, indicates to your customers and visitors that you respect – and protect – their online security.
Consider this if you have multiple WordPress sites to secure with HTTPS…
Even though any SSL certificate will protect your WordPress site, there are SSL certifications that work particularly well for folks running more than one WordPress site. For instance, the multi-site SSL certificate saves you time, both now and when the certificate needs to be renewed.
How to rank higher on Google with WordPress.
Google is motivating all to be secured with SSL certificates by pushing those sites to the top of the queue. That means, if your site has an SSL certificate, it will rank higher in Google search results than other sites without an SSL certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions on WordPress HTTPS

Are SSL certificates free?

GoDaddy Certificates start at ₱3,119.00 per year, depending on the term and type of SSL certificate you need. In addition to one-click setup with GoDaddy Hosting and 24/7 customer support, we offer complete install and renewal services so you don’t need to lift a finger.

Where may I find a WordPress config PHP file?

The wp-config.php file is usually located in the root folder of your website with other folders like /wp-content/.

What is SSL vs /HTTPS?

HTTPS is used to provide encrypted communication with and secure identification of a Web server. In addition to HTTPS, SSL/TLS is used to secure other application-specific protocols such as FTP, SMTP, NNTP and XMPP.

Is /HTTPS secure?

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

What is an SSL provider or SSL Certificate Authority (CA)?

An SSL certificate provider (certificate authority) issues digital certificates to organizations or individuals after verifying their identity.

What is the port for SSL?

Data can be sent with or without the use of SSL, so one way to indicate a secure connection is by the port number. By default, HTTPS connections use TCP port 443. HTTP, the unsecure protocol, uses port 80.