How to Install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate in WordPress

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How to Install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate in WordPress

After purchasing your GoDaddy SSL Certificate, you might be wondering how to install a GoDaddy SSL Certificate in WordPress. You might also be wondering how you can go about it easily, which is not really an issue since installing and activating your GoDaddy SSL Certificate on your WordPress site is fairly easy.

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Installing GoDaddy SSL Certificate in WordPress

Before you can install a certificate on your WordPress site, you need to purchase one and set it up on server. The setup will not be that hard but if you find it difficult to set it up on your hosting, you can simply contact GoDaddy and your hosting provider for assistance.

As for WordPress installation, follow the steps below. These will help you configure your WordPress files so that you can activate your certificate on your WordPress site:

  • Edit your wp-config.php file.

Your wp-config.php file is in your WordPress directory, which you can download using FTP. Save the file somewhere safe so that you can edit it and upload it later.

Once you have opened your wp-config.php file, find the line that says:

/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */.

Look for that line and put these on top of that line:

define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);
define(‘FORCE_SSL_LOGIN’, true);

After you have pasted the lines above, the file should look like this:

define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);
define(‘FORCE_SSL_LOGIN’, true);
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

  • Upload your wp-config.php file.

It is that simple editing your wp-config.php file. Save it and upload it again using your FTP client. Make sure that you upload it where you downloaded it to make sure that it will not go to a directory where it does not belong.

When you are prompted with a pop-up dialogue box that ask you if you want to replace the existing wp-config.php file in the directory, just click ‘Overwrite’. This will replace the unedited wp-config.php file so that you can have the updated version which will activate your SSL Certificate.

  • Edit your wp-config.php file using File Manager.

If you are not used in using FTP to download, edit and re-upload files on your WordPress site, you can simply use your web hosting’s File Manager. Just log in to your Account Manager and choose ‘Web Hosting’. Just lick ‘Manage’ and look for the wp-config.php file on ‘File Manager’.

Just choose ‘Show Design’ to make it easier for you to edit the file since it will open a WYSIWYG editor. Copy the two lines highlighted above and paste them above the single line shown on the step above as well. Just click on ‘Save’ and you’re good to go.

After updating your wp-config.php file, you should be able to see the HTTPS protocol on your address bar. Once you access your WordPress blog, you will be able to see if your have successfully installed a GoDaddy SSL Certificate in WordPress when you see the HTTPS protocol.

Make sure that you back up your files before beginning the process so that you can easily have it fixed when you commit a mistake when editing the wp-config.php file.

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