How to add an SSL certificate to Wordpress and switch from HTTP to HTTPS

Step 1 of 6

Choose an SSL certificate from

If you don’t know the steps to do so, the article regarding on how to assign a newly purchased SSL might help.

Step 2 of 6

Once the SSL certificate has been assigned and issued, you may want to configure WordPress to use the SSL certificate and force redirect HTTP traffic to HTTPS.

A simple way would be installing the Really Simple SSL plugin which will take care of the redirection rules in the .htaccess file and additional mixed content.

Step 3 of 6

Navigate to your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins > Add New.

Step 4 of 6

Type Really Simple SSL in the search box then locate the plug-in.

Step 5 of 6

Click Install and then Activate and then a new page will load.

Step 6 of 6

Click on Go ahead, activate my SSL! And that’s it.

Please note: You might need to log in again after you click on Go ahead, activate my SSL!