How to Add Free Cloudflare SSL Certificate on your WordPress Website

Free Cloudflare SSL Certificate for WordPress Website

In this article, we will tell you how to add a free Cloudflare SSL certificate to your WordPress website.

We had divided the whole process into 8 simple steps.

How to add Cloudflare SSL

Follow these below mentioned simple steps to create a free SSL certificate with Cloudflare:-

Step 1             –           First Google for Cloudflare on your chrome browser and create an account by signing up with your email id.

Free Cloudflare SSL

Step 2             –           Add your site to Cloudflare.  While adding your site you must see a free plan option at the dashboard. Go and select that straight way.

SSL Certificate for Cloudflare

Step 3             –           Your website will be added to Cloudflare. Now in next step you will be asked to change your nameservers.

Step 4             –           In this step, you need to log in to the dashboard of the domain name provider from where you bought your domain name, for example, GoDaddy, NameCheap, Siteground, Bluehost, etc.

Step 5             –           For example, your domain is from GoDaddy. Then once you log in to your GoDaddy account. Go to the DNS setting of the domain you added to Cloudflare and change your nameserver from default to Cloudflare custom nameservers.

GoDaddy Sign in

Step 6             –           Once you had changed the GoDaddy nameserver from the default of Cloudflare. Switch to the Cloudfare and click on the continue button.

Step 7             –           Now login to your WordPress website dashboard and Install and activate a plugin called “Cloudflare Flexible SSL”.

Step 8             –           Now in this final step we will enable SSL on our WordPress site. Go to the Cloudflare dashboard. Select the lock icon and scroll down to search for the always use HTTPS tab. Click it to enforce HTTPS on your site.

Now your site is secured and an SSL certificate is installed on it using Cloudflare.

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