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Installed Lets Encrypt through Wordpress hosted on Digital Ocean, site now can't be reached.

I installed Lets Encrypt using the Really Simple SSL plugin on a droplet hosted Wordpress site I created. I downloaded the certificate and associated files. The site was functioning before on HTTP:// and I followed the steps but now the site can’t be reached.

I added a DNS record for HTTPS for the domain on GoDaddy and tried to add the certificate to Digital Ocean but it says invalid certificate.

I can’t find much for documentation on this specific issue. Please help!


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alexdo
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December 13, 2022

Hello @dancourcelles

I’ll recommend you use Let’s Encrypt using certbot to issue and install an SSL Certificate.

You can check this article:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-22-04

You can share details on the exact plugin you’ve used, but I’ll still recommend you to use Let’s Encrypt.

Regards