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Simple question . Can anyone tell me what can I do to make my installed SSL Certificate working on the wordpress site

I got my domain in Namecheap and a SSL certificate as well.

SSL Positive cert is set up well and installed. The status is “Active”.

And my WordPress site built in DigitalOcean is now working well.

Can anyone tell me what can I do to make my installed SSL Certificate work on the WordPress site?


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Hi there,

I personally usually go with a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, together with the certbot CLI. This allows me to automate the SSL setup and renewal processes.

You can install a free Let’s Encrypt SSL by following the steps here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-20-04

Once you have the SSL installed on the server, you could change your WordPress site and home URLs from HTTP to HTTPS so that the WordPress website could load as normal.

If you’ve already purchased a commercial SSL certificate, you can follow the steps here on how to install it:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby