Whether you’re going to be running an eCommerce store or you’d just like the slight SEO boost from securing your site, adding Simple SSL to your Flywheel site is easy! To get started, just log in and head to the Overview tab in the site’s Flywheel dashboard and then look for the Domains card on the right-hand side of your screen.
In the Overview tab of the site’s Flywheel dashboard, click the “Enable SSL” link:
This is where you’ll choose which of your site’s domains you’d like to enable Simple SSL on. We strongly recommend you select your site’s primary domain.
You can also select a different domain in the site’s domains list if you prefer, or you can get Simple SSL for a new domain that you haven’t added to the site yet. Just bear in mind that your certificate will only work on the domain you select here.
Once you’ve selected (or added) the domain for the cert, proceed to the next step.
You can choose between a Simple SSL certificate or bringing your own. Just make sure “Simple SSL certificate” is checked and then scroll down to the next section.
Once you hit this button, we’ll send you an email when the activation of Simple SSL is complete. We’ll also automatically Force HTTPS once the SSL is active and installed on the site, for your convenience.
If you need to switch which domain Simple SSL is applied to after it’s already installed, see How do I change the domain of my Simple SSL certificate?
If Simple SSL fails to validate, you’ll receive some feedback with suggestions on how to address the issue.
That’s it! Enjoy your new SSL-secured site. If you run into any issues, you can reach our team via the Flywheel app!
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