SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol that helps protect your website from eavesdropping and data interception. By encrypting your website’s traffic, SSL provides a level of security not available with other authentication methods, such as passwords.
To enable SSL on your WordPress site, follow these steps:
1. Go to your WordPress site’s Settings page and click on the Security tab.
2. In the Security section, under the SSL heading, click on the Enable SSL button.
3. In the SSL Certificate section, you will be prompted to enter the details of your SSL certificate.
You will need to provide the name of your certificate authority (CA), the domain name of your website, and the certificate file.
4. Click on the Save Changes button to save your changes.
5. If you’re using a third-party SSL provider, you will need to enter the details of that provider in the SSL Certificate section.
6. Click on the Activate SSL button to activate your SSL certificate.
7. You will now be able to visit your website using a secure connection.
If you are using a SSL certificate from a third-party provider, you will need to verify that the certificate is working by visiting the SSL provider’s website and entering your site’s domain name into the form.
8. Finally, click on the Close button to return to the Security page of your WordPress site.
9. Congratulations! Your WordPress site is now using SSL protection.