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:
- How to create and secure your CloudFlare account.
- How to generate your own SSL certificate backed by COMODO ECC Certification Authority and valid for 15 years
- How to install your SSL certificate to your WordPress hosting using Cpanel
- 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
- How to force HTTPS connection for every visitor of your website, even if they use old unsecured links
- 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!
PreviewWhy do you need a secure website? (2:11)
StartCreating CloudFlare account (5:42)
StartGenerating SSL certificate (6:47)
StartInstalling SSL certificate (6:26)
StartFixing mixed content (4:57)
StartForcing SSL access - preparation (4:07)
StartForcing SSL access - admin dashboard (3:40)
StartForcing SSL access - final steps (3:14)
StartTesting your SSL security level (1:17)