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Site still not secure

In SSL/TLS I have the website/domain I want to use as a green padlock under "Manage Installed SSL Websites" (document route /public_html).


I have then installed WordPress and the plugin Really Simple SSL


It appears to work and

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When I visit site, it is still a red triangle and "not secure"


Can anybody think of any steps I have missed?

Super User 2020

It appears the SSL certificate is self-signed.  It would need to be issued from a trusted authority for the browsers to accept, otherwise each visitor would need to manually accept the certificate.

It was issued by GoDaddy. Perhaps I haven't processed it properly.

I will take a look at your link.

Thanks for your reply.


The link takes me to the purchase of a certificate which is what I already have - £45 per year.

I have just gone to the uninstall bit and selected the domain and saved again


It shows:


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Certificate Details
StatusDomain nameEncryption StrengthValidity PeriodSerial NumberHosting
Pending Verification ()
GoDaddy SHA-2


Does it matter that one is, and the other


Pretty sure I did this already and got a response from GoDaddy.

And just like magic, the padlock is there?

Thanks again, @Nate - pushed me in the right direction.

Looks like it was GoDaddy's error:


There was an error on the certificate they sent over.
To correct it.
Go in to
 my products 
Click on ssl certificate manage
Click on rekey & manage. 
Click on re-key certificate. 
Then paste your hosting in the box.
It should install in 24 -48 hours.
Let me know how it goes