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using https on a wordpress site (3 posts)

  1. t3footie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is it possible to fully lock down a wordpress site using SSL???? I'm not a newbie at using wordpress but I'm no Jedi Master either. I have placed https on all links throughout and I still can't get the site to fully lock down. I have all required elements in place, the dedicated IP, full SSL certificate. I've made php test files that lock down with no errors so I know this is a wordpress issue. Any help would be very appreciated.

    Link to site: https://fucstic.com/fucstic/

    Sorry about the link name, I'm only the developer not the owner of it.

  2. jessematic
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi! To force https(SSL) without having to use any weird plugins or anything (if you are using an Apache server), open your .htaccess file and add this to it:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

    That will force SSL on EVERY page. Also remember to restart Apache when you are done:
    /etc/init.d/httpd restart
    Hope that helps :)

  3. bramkas
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I tried the same and got This webpage has a redirect loop. And it is causing the site to fail.

    t3footie, could you please tell us how you fix it?

    Thanks,

    bramkas

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