Over the weekend I set up a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate on my personal blog. It was pretty painless to set up, and it automates a lot of the processes you would normally have to do manually.
It does require you to have SSH access to your server to install the Let’s Encrypt client. This is what confirms you’re requesting a certificate for a domain pointing to the same server, effectively validating domain control (most other certificate authorities use email instead).
There’s some more information on setting up Let’s Encrypt with WordPress on the Delicious Brains blog.
If you set up a Let’s Encrypt certificate, how was your experience?