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 Add-ons tab in the site’s Flywheel dashboard.
In the Add-ons tab of the site’s Flywheel dashboard, click the “Add SSL Support” button:
You can choose between a Simple SSL certificate or bringing your own. Just make sure “Simple SSL certificate” is checked and then click the “Configure SSL” button.
We’ll ask you for some basic information about your site and domain which we’ll need to generate a CSR for your cert. Just fill out the required fields, then choose your domain.
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, click “Submit.”
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 your site is already live – in other words, if the domain you selected above is already pointed to this Flywheel site (and the temporary Flywheel password is switched off in the dashboard), Simple SSL should validate automatically within about 10–15 minutes. Sit tight, and you should see this in your site’s Add-ons tab after that (you can periodically refresh your browser to check on the progress):
Otherwise, if your site isn’t live yet, you’ll need to validate your domain at this point, and you’ll see this screen:
For more information on validating your domain, check out How do I validate my domain for Simple SSL?
Once your Simple SSL cert is installed, validated, and active, your site will now be able to serve encrypted HTTPS pages and links, and you’ll find a new “Force HTTPS” option in the Advanced tab of the site’s Flywheel Dashboard.
That’s it! Enjoy your new SSL-secured site, and let us know if you have any questions or run into any issues at [email protected].
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