Installing Let's Encrypt with WordPress

letsEncryptLet's Encrypt allows you to secure traffic to your website.  This article describes how to encrypt a Wordpress website.


Create an SSL Certificate

You'll need to create an SSL Certificate for this domain.  Here's how to use Let's Encrypt with Siteground hosting.

 

Configuring WordPress

We will start by editing the htaccess.txt file.

  1. Browse to the root directory for the website.
  2. Rename the htaccess.txt file to .htaccess.
  3. Open the file for editing.
  4. Add the following content to the top of the file.
# The following is needed for SSL Certificate
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://yourwebsite.com/$1 [R,L]

 

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