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How to activate a free WordPress SSL Certificate

Bluehost now provides free free SSL certificates for all WordPress sites. This article describes how to activate the free SSL for a WordPress site.

To enable the free SSL certificate on a WordPress site, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Click on WordPress Tools, at the top of the page.
  3. On the left hand side, click the Security tab.
  4. At the top of the Security tab of WordPress tools, select your site from the dropdown list.
  5. Find the option labeled SSL Certificate, and click on the switch to turn it on.

Once you've turned the SSL on, it can take few hours to install and activate. In some situations, we may need you to take action to complete the process. If so, you'll receive an email with instructions.

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