WP Encryption – One Click Free SSL Certificate & Force SSL / HTTPS fixing Insecure Content


Generate free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate for your WordPress site in One Click and force SSL/HTTPS, fixing insecure content & mixed content issues easily.

Secure your WordPress site with SSL certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt®. WP Encryption plugin registers your site, verifies your domain, generates SSL certificate for your site in simple mouse clicks without the need of any technical knowledge.

NOTE: This plugin doesn't support Windows server

150k+ Downloads Worldwide — 200k+ SSL certificates generated


PHP 5.4 & above, Linux hosting, OpenSSL, CURL, allow_url_fopen should be enabled. More details on WPEncryption.com

FREE Features

  1. Manual domain verification

  2. Automatic SSL certificate generation

  3. Manual SSL installation (Download generated SSL certificates with a click of button and Follow very simple video tutorial to install SSL certificate on your cPanel)

  4. Manual SSL renewal (SSL certificates expire in 90 days. Make sure to renew it before expiry date to avoid insecure warning on site)

  5. (Optional) Running WordPress on a specialized VPS/Dedicated server without cPanel? You can download the generated cert files easily via our plugin page and install it on your server specifying the certificate paths in your apache or nginx server config file using SSH access.

Sounds too much technical? Don’t have cPanel & SSH? We got you covered!, Upgrade to our secure FIREWALL service to avail SSL along with various other security benefits.

PRO Features Worth Upgrading

  1. Automatic domain verification

  2. Automatic SSL certificate generation

  3. Automatic SSL installation (Flawless One click SSL installation for cPanel sites without the need of Any login)

  4. Automatic SSL renewal (Auto renews SSL certificate 30 days prior to expiry date)

  5. Wildcard SSL support – Install Wildcard SSL certificate for your primary domain that covers ALL sub-domains. Automatic DNS based domain verification for Wildcard SSL installation (DNS should be managed by cPanel or Godaddy)

  6. Multisite + Mapped domains support – Supports SSL installation for domains mapped with MU domain mapping plugin

  7. Automatic domain verification for sub-directory sites

  8. Automatic DNS verification in case of HTTP verification fail (DNS should be managed by cPanel or Godaddy).

  9. Top notch one to one priority support

  10. One time free manual setup for sites with NO cPanel (requires Linux based Apache/Nginx server with root shell access).


Switch to HTTPS in seconds

  • Free domain validated (DV) certificates are provided by Let’s Encrypt (A non profit Global certificate Authority).

  • SSL encryption ensures protection against man-in-middle attacks by securely encrypting the data transfer between client and your server.

Why does My WordPress site need SSL?

  1. Major search engines like Google ranks SSL enabled sites higher compared to non SSL sites. Thus bringing more organic traffic for your site.

  2. Data transmission between server and visitor are securely encrypted on a SSL site thus avoiding any data hijacks in-between the transmission(Ex: personal information, credit card information).

  3. Google chrome shows non-SSL sites as ‘insecure’, bringing a feel of insecurity in website visitors.

  4. HTTPS green padlock represents symbol of trust, authenticity and security.


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Get Involved

  • Rate Plugin – If you find this plugin useful, please leave a positive review. Your reviews are our biggest motivation for further improvements of plugin.
  • Submit a Bug – If you find any issue, please submit a bug via support forum.


Security is an important subject regarding SSL/TLS certificates, of course. It is obvious that your private key, stored on your web server, should never be accessible from the web. When the plugin created the keys directory for the first time, it will store a .htaccess file in this directory, denying all visitors. Always make sure yourself your keys aren’t accessible from the web! We are in no way responsible if your private keys go public. If this does happen, the easiest solution is to check folder permissions on your server and make sure public access is forbidden for root folders. Next, create a new certificate.


  • Generate and Install SSL certificate while Agreeing to TOS
  • SSL certificate generation successful message
  • Change your WordPress & Site url to HTTPS://
  • Force SSL / HTTPS throughout entire site


  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 WP Encryption option on your left navigation bar. Click on it and follow the step by step guide.


Does installing the plugin will instantly turn my site https?

Installing SSL certificate is a server side process and not as straight forward as installing a ready widget and using it instantly. You will have to follow some simple steps to install SSL for your WordPress site. Our plugin acts like a tool to generate and install SSL for your WordPress site. On FREE version of plugin – You should manually go through the SSL certificate installation process following the simple video tutorial. Whereas, the SSL certificates are easily generated by our plugin by running a simple SSL generation form.

What if HTTP domain verification failed

You can follow simple video tutorial provided in plugin FAQ interface to manually add DNS records for your domain and complete the domain verification.

Need help with SSL installation for non cPanel site

Some helpful tutorials for non cPanel based SSL installations can be found on our BLOG.

How to install SSL for both www & non-www version of my domain?

First of all, Please make sure you can access your site with and without www. Otherwise you will be not able to complete domain verification for both www & non-www together. Open WP Encryption page with &includewww=1 appended to end of the URL (Ex: /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp_encryption&includewww=1) and run the SSL form with “Generate SSL for both www & non-www” option checked.

Images/Fonts not loading on HTTPS site after SSL certificate installation – Insecure Content / Mixed Content issue?

Images on your site might be loading over http:// protocol, please enable “Force HTTPS” feature via WP Encryption page. If you have Elementor page builder installed, please go to Elementor > Tools > Replace URL and replace your http:// site url with https://. Make sure you have SSL certificates installed and browser padlock shows certificate as valid before forcing these https measures. Please change WordPress & Site URLs to https:// in settings -> general of your WP-Admin.

How do I renew SSL certificate

You can follow the same initial process of SSL certificate generation to renew the certificates.

What if I failed to renew the SSL certificate

Your site will start showing as insecure on all major browsers thus forcing the visitors to not visit insecure site.

Should I go through domain verification again during SSL renewal process

Completed domain verifications are valid only for 30 days, so you will need to complete domain verification again when renewing SSL certificate in 90 days.

Do you support Wildcard SSL?

Wildcard SSL support is included with PRO version

Do you support SAN SSL certificate

SAN SSL certificates are not supported at this moment

Receiving “Too many requests” error

Let’s Encrypt API has rate limits so please try after few hours if you receive this error.

Do I need any technical knowledge to use this plugin

Downloading and installing the generated SSL certificates on cPanel is very easy and can be done without any technical knowledge.


VirtualHost for port 443 (in case of apache server), Server{} listening at port 443 (in case of nginx server) might be not defined or correct SSL paths might be not set.

SSL Certificates renewed but new certs not showing in frontend

This might happen for non cPanel sites, all you need to do is reboot the server instance once.

How to revert back to HTTP in case of force HTTPS failure?

Please follow the revert back instructions given in support forum.

I am getting some errors during SSL installation

Feel free to open a ticket in this plugin support form and we will try our best to resolve your issue.

Should I configure anything for auto renewal of SSL certificates to work after upgrading to PRO version?

You don’t need to configure anything. Once after you upgrade to PRO version and activate PRO plugin on your site, the auto renewal of SSL certificates will start working in background according to 70 days schedule i.e., 20 days prior to SSL certificate expiry date.


July 30, 2020
not exactly one-click with the free version but thumbs UP for this service to community thank you :))
July 26, 2020
Just a breeze to use. Super Grateful for the service you provide for beginners I will upgrade once I get things going . Cheers
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Encryption – One Click Free SSL Certificate & Force SSL / HTTPS fixing Insecure Content” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed – Download SSL tab not showing after success


  • Fixed – DNS verification feature for http verification failures of noscript


  • Added – Attempt http verification before offering manual verification options


  • Improved – Domain verification interface
  • Fixed – minor bug
  • Fixed – Cron handling


  • Added – support for cPanel users with shell_exec function disabled
  • PRO only release


  • Improved – CSS + Layout
  • Fixed – Improper conditionals
  • Added – Dashboard Metrics for Firewall users


  • Fixed – Minor css fixes
  • Fixed – some links


  • NEW – Upon various Non-cPanel user requests, Introducing FIREWALL plan for Non-cPanel sites
  • PRO – New instant firewall setup wizard
  • Improved – More cleaner admin interface
  • Improved – Admin css, overall coding
  • Added – Force HTTPS, FAQ, SSL videos as sub pages
  • Fixed – minor php error


  • Fixed – A bug related to domain verification for sub-directory sites


  • Modified – Check SSL certificate before forcing HTTPS
  • Added – Ability to force enable SSL
  • Improved – Single domain SSL form UX
  • Improved – response messages


  • Added – SSL support for sub-directory sites
  • PRO – Advanced domain verification
  • PRO – Auto renewal of SSL certificate duration changed
  • Modified – Overall code cleanup
  • Improved – Log messages


  • Fixed – minor errors & function
  • Improved – Force HTTPS instructions


  • Added – Introduced Affiliate program upon your requests
  • Improved – More organized interface
  • Improved – How to Videos


  • Improved – Much cleaner & simpler SSL interface
  • Imroved – Instructions
  • Added – Expiry Reminder
  • Added – DNS verification test on the fly


  • PHP notice fix
  • minor path fix for mapped domains
  • Code cleanup


  • Fixed – php warning
  • Improved – Error handling & messages
  • Added – Tools tab with reset SSL option


Fixed – issue with review handling


Fatal function fix for 4.4.0


  • Improved – verification process
  • Added – Progress indicator
  • Fixed – Backwards compatibility
  • Improved – Admin interface
  • PRO – Multisite SSL support
  • PRO – SSL support for Multisite domain mapping


  • Updated – ACME Client
  • Improved – Cleaner admin interface
  • Improved – Code improvements


  • Fixed – Force HTTPS for assets both frontend and backend
  • Fixed – Improved wrong challenge code handling
  • PRO – Fixed minor slug thing with Godaddy DNS automation


  • Renamed plugin name from WP LetsEncrypt to WP Encryption to avoid Users from being confused as this plugin is offered by Let’s Encrypt.


  • PRO – WildCard DNS automation for DNS managed by Godaddy
  • Improved – http challenge code rectification


  • Fixed – error fix for 3.3.7


  • Improved – Http challenge code rectification
  • Added – FAQ question for www & non-www SSL


  • Modified – As a backup option, no more SSL forcing for admin
  • Modified – Auto renew 20 days before expiry
  • Fixed – function checks
  • Fixed – minor css


  • Fixed – Plugin fully translatable
  • Fixed – Translation POT file
  • Improved – Several code optimizations
  • Added – Activator & deactivator


  • Fixed – Important bug fix for 3.3.0
  • Please UPDATE


  • Fixed – some of the warnings, notices.
  • Added – ability to revert back to http in case of force HTTPS failure.
  • Added – clean http challenge files after success
  • Added – Generate SSL for both www + non-www version of domain
  • Improved – several wording improvements, email notifications
  • Fixed – important functions & classes


  • Important – Fixed a function for Premium users. Please Update.
  • Improved – Domain verification
  • Added – Faq question


  • Fixed – check SSL before forcing https
  • Updated – Freemius SDK
  • Added – Email notification upon successful certificate generation
  • Fixed – Workarounds for validations
  • Updated – Video tutorials
  • Removed – Unnecessary htaccess override


  • Fixed – error notice
  • Fixed – Force SSL feature blocking site access


  • Removed – forcing of URL to https
  • Added – noscript detection
  • Fixed – text domain fix


  • Improved – log messages
  • Modified – Added support for www based WordPress sites
  • PRO – Special log messages for PRO users


  • Brand New plugin page design
  • Improved automation
  • Cleaner layout & non-confusing SSL generator


  • FIXED – Conflict with other plugin & minor warnings
  • FREE – One click enable HTTPS soon after SSL installation success
  • FREE – Fully automated HTTP validation + ability to manually verify through DNS validation in case of HTTP validation fail.
  • PRO – Fully automated DNS fallback verification for cPanel sites in case of HTTP verification Fail.
  • PRO – Fully automated DNS verification based registration and DNS verification based renewal for Wildcard SSL [Your domain DNS must be managed by cPanel]
  • PRO – For non cPanel sites – We are offering one time installation support for configuring Apache/Nginx server to use SSL certificates generated by WP Encryption [without additional cost]


  • Initial commit