How to Install and Configure Really Simple SSL WordPress Plugin

How to Install and Configure Really Simple SSL WordPress Plugin

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a cryptographic protocol technology designed and developed for transporting data securely between a web server and a browser over the computer network. After purchasing SSL certificate for a domain especially if the website running on WordPress, we will have to install and configure Really Simple SSL plugin to fix insecure and mix content issues.

Why SSL certificate is important?

Well, we have and often we share very useful and organized data on a website. If you are a blogger you’ll know how an article takes your time & hard work to get well organized and informative. So, don’t you want to present that article in a decent and more secured way?

I think of course you want even everyone does. That’s why a website needs SSL. You may also read 20 Benefits of having an SSL Certificate.

Install and Configure Really Simple SSL Plugin

Really Simple SSL is a very popular and powerful plugin for loading a WordPress website over HTTPS. This plugin helps to introduce SSL certificate with the user’s browser. The plugin can be used for free and you can download from WordPress plugin repository.

This plugin is being used over 3 million WordPress websites.

Let’s first install and activate the Really Simple SSL plugin:

If you want to know more about installing WordPress plugin take a look at how to install WordPress plugin right ways.

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Plugins → Add new
  • Search for the plugin “Really Simple SSL”
  • Click on “Install Now” and activate the plugin

Then Configure Really Simple SSL plugin:

You don’t have too much to do after installing and activating the plugin. As soon as you are done that you’ll see changes. The site will load over https and will be in GREEN encrypt symbol.

SSL Active

Configure settings of Really Simple SSL is a matter of few clicks. You will only have to enable Mixed Content Fixer and hit the save button.

Now Your Website and Domain is Secure.  https://yourdomain.com/

Conclusion

If you have a website, you may be the only person who trusts your content logically. To present trust and transfer all of your contexts securely to the user’s browser you will need to implement a security layer which is Secure Socket Layer (SSL or TLS) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).

Fortunately, setting up an SSL certificate and implementing it for the WordPress platform is fairly easy, and it can be done in a few steps you have already noticed. Feel free to leave a comment if you have question-related.

Naim Wahid
 

I love to work with WordPress, PHP, JavaScript, and other web-based technologies. Studying CSE at BCMC(Bangladesh Computer and Management College), Jashore.

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