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How to Add McAfee SECURE Seal to Your WordPress Site for Free

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If you’ve shopped on the internet, then you’re probably familiar with website security seals such as Norton and McAfee. These badges show users that you have taken all the necessary precautions to make your website safe and secure. This social proof helps increase user’s trust level to subscribe to your website and make a purchase. In this article, we will show you how to easily add McAfee SECURE seal on your WordPress site for free.

cAfee SECURE Trust seal on a WordPress site

What is McAfee SECURE?

McAfee SECURE is a new certification program by McAfee that lets your visitors know that your website is safe.

This is a great solution for small business owners. The free plan will show the trustmark to 500 visitors per month. For $9 per month you can upgrade to the pro plan which allows you to show trust mark to unlimited users.

Social Proof like security seals are proven to boost engagement and increase sales. The video below explains what this security seal does in 50 seconds:

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How to Install McAfee SECURE in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the McAfee SECURE plugin on your website. Upon activation, you need to visit Settings » McAfee SECURE to configure the plugin.

McAfee SECURE plugin settings

Simply provide your email address and your website’s domain name and then click on the get started button.

This will take you to McAfee Secure website, where you need to provide your personal and business information like name, company name, phone number, etc.

Creating your McAfee SECURE account

McAfee will now run some tests on your site, and you will land on a confirmation page. This page will show all tests passed under the security heading. You will also be reminded to confirm your email address. Simply check your inbox for an email from McAfee and then click on the confirmation link inside it.

Confirmation page

Since you already have the plugin installed on your WordPress site, the McAfee SECURE trust badge will be automatically installed on your site. You can simply visit your website to see it in action.

To further strengthen your security, you can add an SSL and HTTPS in WordPress. We also recommend using Sucuri, to regularly monitor your website for malicious code and activity.

We hope this article helped you add McAfee Secure badge to your WordPress site. You may also want to take a look at our list of 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog.

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  2. Max says

    In 2020 this information doesn’t apply anymore.

    I installed the plugin, and it asked me to register an account. I clicked the button and it took me to a purchase page that said “Just $99/month” which made my eyes huge. The lowest is $29/mo if you pay yearly.

    I obviously deleted the plugin.

    • WPBeginner Support says

      Thank you for letting us know about this update to the plugin, we will be sure to look into it and update our tutorial when able


  3. John Parker says

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  4. Khoa says

    I can not find it on settings because it show another place under it and when I press McAfee Secure it did not show the registration requirement

  5. Rudolf says

    The monthly fee for over 500 visitors a month is much higher then stated in this article. I would have to pay $599 a month for one site and $29 for another. Apart from that, Mcafee isn’t exactly brilliant when it comes to finding out malware.
    So, no thank you, I rather invest into real security instead. :-)

  6. Wendy says

    I wanted to know if a website can have this logo fraudulently just to make people think it is a secure site, like a scam. I wanted to order something from a site it has the McAfee sign, but no other security like the HTTPS, or reviews or customer service number just email contact is the McAfee sign enough? Please help ! Thank you

  7. Gaurav Khurana says

    Thanks for sharing, its a good idea, what kind of test mcafee will conduct. What if it reports some problem, can we correct those problems.

  8. Jeffrey Frankel says


    A great tip. I added McAfee Secure pluggin to my website and it worked perfectly, and the little seal looks great, does not cover anything up, but is visible.

  9. Brennan says

    I am confused. On it says it’s free for 500 visitors. I don’t see that’s it’s free for up to 500,000. Am I missing something? Here is an excerpt from the page:

    The McAfee SECURE trustmark lets visitors see that your site is safe—alleviating security concerns and increasing engagement and conversions. Add the plugin to your site and display the trustmark for up to 500 visitors per month, at no charge.

  10. Frans Kemper says

    I tried to install the ZIP, but got in trouble. Only received lines about errors in some PHP script.
    Am I doing something wrong? How difficult can it be?

  11. Sunil Suri says

    Hi Syed,

    As soon as I read your article, I implemented Mcafee on my website.
    Thanks for the great information.

    ~Sunil Suri

  12. Chris says

    “Since you already have the plugin installed on your WordPress site, the McAfee SECURE trust badge will be automatically installed on your site.” Where? Can we position it?

    “… it allows you to display McAfee SECURE seal on your website for up to 500,000 visitors per month, at no charge.” Their plugin page says 500.

  13. Christoforos says

    Hi there,
    thanks for the tip! I just register my website but I see that the limit is only for 500 visitors per month and not 500,000 visitors per month as you mention on your article above.

    Anyway, thank you for the tip!

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