How to Fix Common SSL Issues in WordPress (Beginner’s Guide)

Moving a WordPress site to SSL can sometime result in unexpected issues. If you’re adding SSL to an existing WordPress site and are running into errors, then you’re in luck. In this guide, we will cover how to fix the most common issues with SSL / HTTPs in WordPress.

What is SSL / HTTPS and Why You Should Start Using it Right Away?

SSL / HTTPS is an encryption method that secures the connection between users’ browser and your WordPress hosting server. This makes it harder for hackers to eavesdrop on the connection.

Each SSL / HTTPS enabled site is issued a unique SSL certificate for identification purposes. If a server is pretending to be on HTTPS, and its certificate doesn’t match, then most modern browsers will warn the user from connecting to the website.

Last year, Google announced plans to improve overall web security by encouraging website owners to start using SSL / HTTPS.

As part of this plan, Google’s Chrome web browser now marks all websites without an SSL certificate as “Not Secure”.

The ‘Not Secure’ label in the browser’s address bar gives a bad impression to your customers about your business.

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