Free SSL Certificate for WordPress – SSL Zen


Compatibility Note:
Our plugin currently only supports cPanel based websites. To find out if your hosting provider uses cPanel, please go to
Example, if you see cPanel, it means our plugin will work.

Secure your WordPress website with a free SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt

In three easy steps, we help you secure your WordPress website

  • First, we provide you with a free Domain-Validated SSL certificate from LetsEncrypt
  • Our WordPress plugin then helps you install it
  • Finally, with a single click, you can redirect web-traffic from HTTP to HTTPS

Why get a SSL padlock?

  • Trust – Starting from July 2018, Google Chrome has begun to mark all non SSL-websites as ‘Not Secure’. When your users see the broken padlock, their trust wavers!
  • Security – SSL provides authentication, trust and compliance. If your customer is filling out forms, or making payments on your website, you need SSL to protect sensitive data from eavesdroppers.
  • SEO – Google ranks SSL-enabled websites higher than unsecured websites. Hence, securing your website also helps get you on top of Google’s search results.

Go from HTTP to HTTPS in minutes

  • Free Domain-Validated SSL certificate – Are you all thumbs when it comes to technology? Fret not! We help you generate and install a free SSL certificate all by yourself (The certificates are provided by Let’s Encrypt, a non-profit Global Certificate Authority). And if you’re stuck, we offer top-notch support to get you back on track!
  • Plugin-based certificate installation – Manually installing an SSL certificate is not as easy as it sounds. It involves editing certain files in your WordPress directory and troubleshooting issues, which, believe you us, will crop up! Instead, with our plugin, all you need to do is follow a few easy steps. We also provide SSL certificate renewal, which means that you do not have to pay big bucks to keep your site secure year after year.
  • One-click conversion to HTTPS – No coding, no hassle, no more broken links. No more messing with your WordPress database. In other words, you require no special developer experience to move your HTTP web-pages to HTTPS. Our plugin does it for you, and lets you bypass the dreaded 404-page error!

Free Version

  • Manually download domain verification files, create a new folder on your server and upload files.
  • Manually install Certificate, Private Key and Certifiate Authority bundle.
  • Manually renew your SSL certificate every 90 days.

Premium Version

  • Automatic Domain Verification
  • Automatic SSL Certificate Installation
  • Automatic SSL Certificate Renewal

You can get – SSL Zen Premium here

Premium Support

SSL Zen team does not always provide active support for the plugin on the forums, as we prioritize our email support. One-on-one email support is available to people who bought SSL Zen Premium only.


  • Agree to LetsEncrypt's TOS
  • Verify domain ownership by uploading files on your server
  • Install SSL certificate on your web server
  • Redirect http to https
  • Renew SSL certificate
  • Settings to enable 301 redirection the settings page.


To install this plugin:

  1. Make a backup of your website and database
  2. Download the plugin
  3. Upload the plugin to the wp-content/plugins directory,
  4. Go to “plugins” in your WordPress admin, then click activate.
  5. You will now see a SSL Zen icon on your left navigation bar. Click on it and follow the step by step guide.


What is a SSL Certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology.

Are your SSL certificates really free?

Yes. All SSL certificates are generated by Let’s Encrypt (nonprofit) with a mission to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web by promoting the widespread adoption of HTTPS.

What benefits does SSL provide?

An SSL Cert protects your customers’ sensitive information such as their name, address, password, or credit card number by encrypting the data during transmission from their computer to your web server.

How do I install my SSL certificate?

You will be emailed a certificate and a private key. Simply go to your cPanel dashboard, click on SSL/TLS and follow the process to install SSL certificate.

How long are the certificates valid?

Lets Encrypt certificates are valid for 90 days and can be renewed with no additional cost. You can easily renew them through our plugin.

How do I renew an SSL certificate?

Simply follow the same process you used to generate and install SSL certificate the first time and your certificates will be renewed.

Do I need technical knowledge to set up an SSL?

Not really. Although our plugin does require you to upload files on your website to verify domain ownership.

Is your plugin safe to install on my website?

Our plugin is open-source and anyone can download and inspect it before installing on their website.

Do you support Wildcard SSL?

We currently do not support wildcard SSL. Our plugin is only built to generate SSL certificate for your WordPress website/blog.


septembre 21, 2019
Thanks for your free ssl, very recomended plugin with low budget website.
septembre 20, 2019
If you have a cpanel hosted website this plugin is awesome. Its easy to install your own certificate or if you cant do it yourself the pro upgrade is worth the cost. Props to the author for such a useful plugin for absolutely free!
septembre 19, 2019
this is a very good to me and improtent for my web sight. thats way i instoll but now show donet how is it.
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