Secure Socket Layer (SSL) can make websites more secure and have more value in the eyes of search engines (Google). It’s no wonder that lately many website developers are flocking to install SSL on their sites.
Fortunately, installing SSL is not difficult and requires absolutely no technical skills. Even ordinary people can do it in minutes.
This time I will show you the procedure for installing SSL CloudFlare on a self-hosted WordPress platform.
How to Install CloudFlare SSL on WordPress
1. Log in to the account CloudFlare then click button Add Site. If you don’t have an account, please register for free.
2. Then enter the address of the WordPress site for which you want to provide a CloudFlare SSL certificate. Then click Add Site.
3. Search and select a package Freecontinue click Confirm Plan.
4. CloudFlare will check web compatibility. When you’re done, just click Continue.
5. In this step you have to change the nameservers of the WordPress website domain.
Please find the guide for each domain provider. I’ve posted how to change nameservers on RumahWeb, but each registrar has a different procedure.
Once the domain nameservers are changed to CloudFlare nameservers, click Continue.
6. At this point CloudFlare gradually checks if the nameservers have changed. The process can take up to 24 hours, but generally less than 1 hour.
7. Reopen the page Overview of CloudFlareif it looks like the following then the nameservers are confirmed.
8. Go to your WordPress dashboard, install and activate the plugin CloudFlare. Then go to the CloudFlare plugin settings page, click Sign in here.
9. Enter the account email address CloudFlare you and the API Key. If you don’t know, read our guide on how to find CloudFlare’s API Key.
10. Finally, install and activate the plugin Really Simple SSL. This plugin immediately identifies your site’s SSL configuration and will provide information when SSL can be used. Click Go ahead, activate SSL!
After SSL is activated you will be logged out of the WordPress site and asked to log back in. You can see the active SSL on address bar where HTTP changed to HTTPS.
Notes: If Really Simple SSL doesn’t detect the CloudFlare SSL certificate, it’s very likely that the configuration wasn’t completely complete. Please wait a few more moments.
That’s how to install SSL on a WordPress website. If you encounter a problem, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments column.