How To Install A Free SSL Certificate

Install free ssl certificate

This video tutorial goes through the process of generating and installing a free SSL certificate from This video assumes you have control panel access (CPanel is used in this video) and guides you through the necessary steps of downloading the verification files, uploading them to your hosting account and generating the SSL certificate.

All SSL certificates from SSLForFree are valid for 90 days but you will need to generate an account with them in order to generate the certificate. This will also generate reminders when you approaching the expiry of the certificate.

The video also details the changes that you will need to make in your WordPress admin panel as well as adding the following code to your .htaccess file to force visitors to the https version of your website.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

This code was located at the following post;

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Cool WordPress Editorial Calendar

I have been helping a few clients out over the last couple of months and one of the tools that I decided to use in all cases is a WordPress Editorial Calendar. I located a plugin that assists everyone in the editorial process by allowing them to visually see what stages an article or blog post was in at all times.

I’ve done a quick tutorial video on how to install the plugin and it’s benefits, including drag and drop functionality, creating new topics quickly and easily as well as allowing multiple people to work on the process at one time.

Are you using this plugin or something similar? What were the benefits you found in the process?

Best caching plugins for WordPress are finally found

I’ve always considered myself to be pretty savvy when it comes to WordPress installations and setups. I have my own standard configuration of plugins that I install whenever launching a new blog or setting things up for a client and probably have been using the same basic list of files for the last 12 – 18 months. One of my newer customers came to me and complained of a slow loading blog that he asked me to take a look at to see if there was anything I could do to improve the loading times without moving to a new host.
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