By: Robin Thebe Posted on: WordPress Security Tips Dated: October 18, 2015

How to Enable SSL for Your WordPress Site Using iTheme Security

This blog assumes that you had installed iTheme Security either free or pro version.  And also that I assume that you have some prior knowledge of wordpress management and ssl integration.

SSL doesn’t come in default with WordPress and you will need to buy certificate before enabling it in your website.

Just in case if you don’t know by default, iTheme Security comes up with options to enable ssl per content ie on selected post or pages, entire public site or  for backend / wordpress admin dashboard.

1. Front End SSL Mode

iTheme Security lets you enable ssl in your front end side or public part of site in two different ways.

You can either enable ssl on the entire public site or you can choose to add ssl only on specific pages or posts.

2. Back End or Login Mode

Forces all logins over a secure SSL connection.

3. Enabling SSL using iTheme Security for Front End

Head to the Settings Page and then to the Secure Socket Layers (SSL) Section of the page.

3.1 Whole Site Options

Enable SSL for Your WordPress Site

If you want to enable ssl to the entire public site then choose Whole Site Options and Save All Changes. This will make sure the entire public facing site will be ssl protected.

3.2 Selected page or post

Enable SSL for Your WordPress Site

Incase if you only wanted to enable ssl on selected page or post, choose Per Content Option and Save All Changes.

After this, select the pages or post that you want to enable ssl option. You can see the checkbox with Enable SSL appear on the right hand side of the dashboard. To enable click on the option and Update button.

Enable SSL for Your WordPress Site

4.0 Enabling SSL using iTheme Security for Dashboard or Backened

Enable SSL for Your WordPress Site

To enable ssl for the Dashboard tick on the Force SSL for Dashboard box and click on Save All Changes button.

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Robin Thebe

I am wordpress developer and web designer based in sydney.

I focus on web design and creating custom wordpress development, optmised for SEO and Speed.

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