I have created a new WordPress blog and just added a post on it. I want to install SSL certificate on this blog.

What's the best practice to install SSL certificate? Is it before WordPress installation or after WordPress installation or doesn't it matter?

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    The content management system you are running (WordPress) should have nothing to do with your SSL. Your security certificate is installed directly on your web server, probably Apache, IIS, or Nginx. Jun 5, 2018 at 0:40
  • I'm not sure SSL is important for blogs which are all articles. SSL is important when a visitor is submitting private information, such as in a form. If you are just displaying blog posts, don't worry about SSL.
    – Steve
    Jun 5, 2018 at 15:38

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I would add an SSL straight away. You get a slight ranking boost and provides a secure connection for your visitors.

You can use a quick solution such as CloudFlare to add this at the domain level, or even Really Simple SSL wp plugin.

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  • I would add that LetsEncrypt is free, and any overhead of SSL is normally marginal source.
    – jrtapsell
    Jun 6, 2018 at 10:40

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