Secure your WordPress website with a free SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt

In three easy steps, we help you secure your WordPress website

  • First, we provide you with a free Domain-Validated SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt
  • Our WordPress plugin then helps you install it
  • Finally, with a single click, you can redirect web-traffic from HTTP to HTTPS

Why get a SSL padlock?

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

Go from HTTP to HTTPS in minutes

  • 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!
  • Plugin-based certificate installation – Manually installing an SSL certificate is not as easy as it sounds. It involves editing certain files in your WordPress directory 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. We also provide SSL certificate renewal, which means that you do not have to pay big bucks to keep your site secure year after year.
  • 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!

Secure your website for free

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.

Note: The plugin has been tested with GoDaddy, BlueHost, SiteGround, InMotionHosting, A2Hosting, HostGator and only works with cPanel hosting. To see if your hosting provider uses cPanel, go to if you see cPanel logo, it means our plugin is compatible with your hosting provider.


  • 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 redirectn the settings page.


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.

Note: The plugin has been tested with GoDaddy, BlueHost, SiteGround, InMotionHosting, A2Hosting, HostGator and only works with cPanel hosting. To see if your hosting provider uses cPanel, go to if you see cPanel logo, it means our plugin is compatible with your hosting provider.


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.


Great! Worked very well

The plugin worked just fine. It really saved my skin as I did not have root access to the server and was stuck to other solutions that didn't work. It was the last hope but it did what it promised just fine. Really easy to use and does what propoeses. Thank you very much.

Simple, practical, fast

After trying out other plugins (I even tried manually), I found SSL Zen, was a bit skeptical, but wow, it was so simple and fast to add the SSL to my website. It really stands by its name, SSL "Zen". Great work with the plugin.

Very Good!

This plugin works good for me! My server did not allow me using Apache etc, and I had to manually generate my SSL certificate. I read a lot of descriptions about "Lets Encrypt" on the web, and tried many times. It's hard for me. I almost gave up. At that time I came to this plug-in. It went well according to the explanation of this plug-in. Thunks a lot!

Worked like charm

It took a few minutes to generate the email. After copy pasting the keys, wait for 3 to 10 mins for the cpanel to update the settings. Worked perfectly fine for me.
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