How To Securely Process a Credit Card in HTTPS

The only time you are required to secure your store through HTTPS encryption is when you plan to use a live payment gateway to process credit cards directly on your site. To do this, complete the following steps:


  • Contact your hosting provider and ask for them to setup an SSL Certificate on your server for your website. This is typically around $100/year.
  • Download and install the “WordPress HTTPS (SSL) plugin, located here.
  • Edit your cart and account pages and check the “Secure Post” box.
  • Save the pages and you are done!