Is your WordPress website still not showing a green padlock even after installing SSL certificates? Don’t panic – there’s usually an easy fix!
This tutorial applies to both the Bitnami and Click-to-Deploy configurations of WordPress on Google Cloud.
In this tutorial you will learn about the most common reasons why your SSL certificates aren’t working properly, and how to fix them.
Before getting started with this tutorial, you should have already completed an SSL certificate tutorial.
Top 3 Causes of SSL Errors:
1. Mixed Content Errors
If your webpages aren’t loading securely after installing SSL certificates, it may be due to mixed content errors.
If your website is loading with https:// but with an symbol instead of a symbol, it may indicate a mixed content error (as seen in pictures below). Here’s how to identify and fix mixed content errors:
2. Certificate Command Errors
The SSL tutorials on onepagezen.com use 1pagezen.com or YOURDOMAIN.com as placeholders in all of the certificate commands. As you go through the tutorials, you’re expected to replace the placeholder domain with your own domain names.
This being the case, it’s possible that you forgot to replace the placeholder domain with your own domain name. This would mean the certificates would be issued for the placeholder domain instead of for your own domain name.
If you believe you’ve made this mistake, you will need to re-issue the certificates according to the tutorial, but with the correct domain name.
3. Improper DNS Configurations
Before getting started with either the Bitnami or Click-to-Deploy SSL tutorials, you need to have already completed a tutorial to Deploy WordPress on Google Cloud and Configure a Domain Name on Google Cloud.
The SSL tutorials are configured based on the WordPress and DNS tutorials below. For this reason, make sure your WordPress and DNS configurations are at the very least similar to the configurations demonstrated in the tutorials below.
Click here to learn about the differences between the Bitnami and Click-to-Deploy versions of WordPress on Google Cloud.
Configure a Domain Name
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