How I got a free SSL certificate from Cloudflare

I wanted an SSL certificate here at One Light for a long time. It’s just that the cost of one stopped me from installing it.

With a simple Google search, I was able to get started. Here are the simple steps that I followed:

  1. Sign up for a Cloudflare account.
  2. Add your website to Cloudflare.
  3. Collect your API key.
  4. Install the official Cloudflare plugin for WordPress.
  5. Add your email and Cloudflare API key in your WordPress plugin settings.
  6. Change your nameserver (NS) records to point to Cloudflare through your registrar (GoDaddy in my case).
  7. On the Cloudflare website, turn on necessary security-related settings, including “Always use HTTPS” under “Crypto” settings.

That’s it.

Thank you, Cloudflare, for the free SSL certificate.