The 1-Minute Guide to Getting a Website Security Certificate – For Free

Website & Technology April 26, 2019

Kate Hawkes

By Kate Hawkes

Which of these websites would you be more likely to trust?

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Most visitors are much more likely to trust the website with the padlock symbol and the https URL. These are signs that the website has an SSL certificate — a confirmation that a website has been secured.  


If your website has an SSL certificate, your visitors are more likely to trust the site enough to fill in their details — that means more online event and member registrations, and more online purchases. If you don't have an SSL, you could be scaring away many potential members. 

 

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The first piece of good news is that you might already have an SSL certificate. If your website only uses a wildapricot.org domain (e.g. nonprofit.wildapricot.org), it will automatically be covered by the security certificate we have for all wildapricot.org domains.  


The second piece of good news is that if you do use a custom domain (e.g. nonprofit.com), and don't have an SSL certificate yet, it only takes a few quick steps to add one, and you can get it for free.


Here's our 1-minute guide with everything you need to know about how to get a free SSL certificate for your custom domain. You’ll learn:

    • What an SSL certificate is
    • Why you need one
    • How to get an SSL certificate for free
This guide is an infographic so you can save, share or print it more easily — just right click to save the image.  

For more information, you can see our Help page on Securing Custom Domains with Security Certificates.


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