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How to get free SSL for your SquareSpace website with CloudFlare

Update January 10 2017: Squarespace now supports SSL for custom domains! There's no need for the shenanigans detailed in this post anymore.

I recently set up SSL for one of my websites which runs on SquareSpace and was amazed by how fast and straightforward it was using CloudFlare - not to mention that it's completely free! Since the only information I could find on this topic is an entry on the SquareSpace help site with some outdated information, I thought I'd document the necessary steps here.

Buckle up!

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