Free SSL Certificate for WordPress – SSL Zen

Description

Secure your website with a free SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt. SSL Zen WordPress plugin generates, verifies, and installs your SSL certificate and helps you renew it year after year. Never pay for a SSL certificate again.

Go from HTTP to HTTPS in minutes

  1. Free Domain-Validated SSL certificate – Are you all thumbs when it comes to technology? Fret not! We help you generate and install a free SSL certificate all by yourself (The certificates are provided by Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit Global Certificate Authority). And if you’re stuck, we offer top-notch support to get you back on track!

  2. Plugin-based certificate installation – Manually installing an SSL certificate is not as easy as it sounds. It involves editing certain files on your web server and troubleshooting issues, which, believe you us, will crop up! Instead, with our plugin, all you need to do is follow a few easy steps.

  3. One-click conversion to HTTPS – No coding, no hassle, no more broken links. No more messing with your WordPress database. In other words, you require no special developer experience to move your HTTP web-pages to HTTPS. Our plugin does it for you, and lets you bypass the dreaded 404-page error!

For more information, please visit our official website – sslzen.com

Why get a SSL padlock?

  1. Trust -Starting from July 2018, Google Chrome has begun to mark all non SSL-websites as ‘Not Secure’. When your users see the broken padlock, their trust wavers!

  2. Security – SSL provides authentication, trust and compliance. If your customer is filling out forms, or making payments on your website, you need SSL to protect sensitive data from eavesdroppers.

  3. SEO – Google ranks SSL-enabled websites higher than unsecured websites. Hence, securing your website also helps get you on top of Google’s search results.

Prerequisites

Linux Hosting, cPanel, PHP 5.4 and above, OpenSSL, cURL, PHP directive allow_url_fopen should be on, SSL installation enabled for cPanel.

Screenshots

  • Agree to LetsEncrypt's TOS
  • Verify domain ownership by uploading files on your server
  • Install SSL certificate on your web server
  • Redirect http to https
  • Renew SSL certificate
  • Settings to enable 301 redirection the settings page.

Installation

To install this plugin:

  1. Make a backup of your website and database
  2. Download the plugin
  3. Upload the plugin to the wp-content/plugins directory,
  4. Go to “plugins” in your WordPress admin, then click activate.
  5. You will now see a SSL Zen icon on your left navigation bar. Click on it and follow the step by step guide.

FAQ

What is a SSL Certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology.

Are your SSL certificates really free?

Yes. All SSL certificates are generated by Let’s Encrypt (nonprofit) with a mission to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web by promoting the widespread adoption of HTTPS.

What benefits does SSL provide?

An SSL Cert protects your customers’ sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server.

How do I install my SSL certificate?

You will be emailed a certificate and a private key. Simply go to your cPanel dashboard, click on SSL/TLS and follow the process to install SSL certificate.

How long are the certificates valid?

Lets Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days and can be renewed with no additional cost. You can easily renew them through our plugin.

How do I renew an SSL certificate?

Simply follow the same process you used to generate and install SSL certificate the first time and your certificates will be renewed.

Do I need technical knowledge to set up an SSL?

Not really. Although our plugin does require you to upload files on your website to verify domain ownership.

Is your plugin safe to install on my website?

Our plugin is open-source and anyone can download and inspect it before installing on their website.

Do you support Wildcard SSL?

We currently do not support wildcard SSL. Our plugin is only built to generate SSL certificate for your WordPress website/blog.

Reviews

October 31, 2019
Website maintenance has changed so much these days, so it's great to have technical support. After getting immediate support through email, my plugin worked so slick! I would highly recommend it. If you are techy, the free plugin would probably be okay, but I paid a small amount for the Pro version for a lifetime, and I'm so glad I did.
October 23, 2019
You know they say you need no money to start a business and that is so true, thanks for companies like Zen, helping me out to start up my own secured website and Zen knows for sure as soon as my website starts generating revenue I will be upgrading to Pro service. Thank you so much for your easy to follow tutorials and the free service. Thank you so much!
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Contributors & Developers

“Free SSL Certificate for WordPress – SSL Zen” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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