Before making your site Joomla SSL enabled, please make sure that you have installed a functioning and valid SSL certificate already on your site. In case you haven’t had any SSL certificate on your site yet, please use the Encrypt certificates which are available for most accounts, or taking a look at SSL certificate options here.

Enable Joomla SSL

Please follow these steps below to enable Joomla SSL:

Step 1: Go to your site Administrator

  • If your site is on Joomla 2.5, click Site on the top menu bar and go to Global Configuration
  • If your site is on Joomla 3, click System on the top menu bar and go to Global Configuration

Step 2: Choose the tab Server

Step 3: In the Server settings > Force SSL list box > choose one of the below options:

  • Make administration interface be accessible only when using SSL and select Administrator Only. About the enhanced security, we highly recommend you to require SSL for the administrator interface at least.
  • Make the whole site accessible only when using SSL > Entire Site

Step 4: Save. Now the SSL is already enabled.

Let’s Encrypt with Joomla

To get the best results when you enable SSL for Joomla, it is recommended to use an SSL certificate from the recognized Certificate Authority. It is an automated, free and open certificate authority which is recognized by the most modern browsers.

That’s it! If you have any problem or question, please feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below, we will reply as soon as possible!

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