This article describes how to enable HTTPS and SSL for WordPress sites. To do this, you must:
First, you must obtain and install an SSL certificate for your site.
There are two options:
After you install an SSL certificate on your site, you are ready to enable HTTPS in WordPress. For information about how to do this, please see this article.
After you install an SSL certificate and enable HTTPS in WordPress, you are ready to test the new configuration. To do this, follow these steps:
Sometimes a browser may not display the padlock icon that indicates a secure connection to the server. Some possible reasons include:
To troubleshoot SSL and HTTPS connection issues, you can visit https://www.whynopadlock.com. Type your domain name in the Secure Address text box, and then click . The site checks your domain for several SSL- and HTTPS-related items, and then provides the results in an easy-to-read format.
Alternatively, you can troubleshoot SSL connections from the command line by using the openssl program. For information about how to do this, please see this article.
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