Free SSL Certificate & HTTPS Redirect for WordPress – SSL Zen

Description

Secure your website with a Free SSL certificate. Trusted by 10,000+ websites globally!

For more information about our plugin, please visit sslzen.com

In three easy steps, we help you secure your WordPress website. First, we provide you with a free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt. Our WordPress plugin then helps you install it. Finally, with a single click, you can redirect web-traffic to HTTPS and get a shiny padlock on your website.

Go from HTTP to HTTPS in minutes

Free 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 mixed content, or insecure content warnings. In other words, you require no special developer experience to move your HTTP web-pages to HTTPS or to force SSL on your website. Our plugin does it for you, and lets you bypass the dreaded 404-page error!

Pro Version: Features

  • Automatically proves domain ownership.
  • Automatically generates a free SSL certificate.
  • Automatically uploads and configures the free SSL certificate.
  • Automatically renews the free SSL certificate. Never pay for SSL certificate again.
  • Get a shiny pad lock on your website under 60 seconds.
  • Premium one-on-one unlimited support.

You can buy the Pro Version here

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.

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Prerequisites

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

For more information about our plugin, please visit sslzen.com

Screenshots

  • How it works
  • 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

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?

Our free version of the 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.

Which browsers will trust my certificate?

All major browsers are supported.

What is the verification process?

The verification is a simple process to prove that you own the domain for which you are requesting the certificate.

Do I need to do the verification again when I renew?

The verification results are valid, at the time of writing, for 30 days. If you renew within that period, you should not need to re-verify. Outside of that period you will need to do the verification again. However, it is a very simple process that requires almost no time.

I have installed the certificate correctly, but my site is not shown as “Secure”

The most likely reason for this is that you are still loading some resources, such as images for example, via HTTP. Browsers in this case will show “Mixed content” errors in the developers console. If you do not want to use developer tools, you can easily check which resources those might be by using “Why No Padlock?” service. You can read more about “Mixed Content” and how to prevent it here.

Can I see the name of my company on the certificate?

Free certificates are of Domain Validation type (DV) and do not hold that information. To have the information about your company, the certificate would need to pass Organization Validation (OV) or Extended Validation (EV). Both require paperwork (such as actual company checks) and cannot be offered for free as a result.

Reviews

2020-01-18
My web host (1&1) doesn't make it simple to install and I was offered to pay $50 for the remote manual installation. I paid via PayPal and it is 5th business day since then, with no follow-up from the developer. Sent an inquiry via email. Resorting to a neutral review for now, hope it won't lead to a dispute via PayPal and a negative review.
2020-01-10
But free doesn't mean free, you select free and an annoying advert pops up on every page of your CMS
2020-01-07
The plugin works great with any wordpress site without limitations, I highly recommend it
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.9.5

  • Fixed security issue

1.9.6

  • Security Patch for 1.9.5
  • Changed tags to https, ssl, free ssl, ssl certificate, mixed content,insecure content,force ssl

1.10

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  • Added new tags ssl,ssl certificate,openssl,letsencrypt,free ssl,free ssl certificate,ssl tls,secure socket layer,ssl encryption,wildcard ssl certificate,letsencrypt wildcard,ssl https,tls,wordpress ssl