Linode and WordPress: Adding SSL for HTTPS

For years, I have self hosted WordPress on Linode with no encryption. Using Ubuntu and Apache. This has been alright, but in recent months (years?) browsers display a symbol showing they are insecure sites. I decided to address this.

From a little reading it appears that I need some signed certificates and to reconfigure my apache config files to add support for SSL and https. I looked into doing this with self signed certificates, but I do not think that is an option after a little trial and error. The easier solution by far to this is using certbot from EFF, using a let’s encrypt certificate.

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