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[resolved] Using Plug in with Shopp Component (6 posts)

  1. zucci2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello!

    I have installed your plug-in to my site. I am using Shopp® as my ecommerce WordPress plug-in of choice. I am wondering how it's possible to apply HTTPS to the cart and checkout pages, which are generated by the Shopp® cart.php, checkout.php and confirm.php files?

    My apologies if I should inquire at Shopp®.

    Michelle

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-https/

  2. Mvied
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    If there is no actual page to secure, you can use URL Filters. If you add cart.php, checkout.php and confirm.php (one on each line) into URL Filters on the WordPress HTTPS settings page, that should do the trick.

  3. zucci2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you. I am so new to this SSL stuff. I think I've goofed. While logged into my admin panel, I selected the force SSL on admin panel option and now I am locked out. Safari gives me a message that it cannot open https://mydomain.com/wp-admin because it cannot establish a secure connection to the server. I have purchased an SSL certificate for the site. Can you advise me? I am not clear exactly how HTTPS works and am not sure what I need to fix -- I am reading something about editing the htaccess file... thank you!

  4. Mvied
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    FAQ - I can't get into my admin panel. How do I fix it?

  5. zucci2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    THANK YOU! Worked like a charm. Can you recommend a good online resource for understanding the basics of ssl and https -- I would like to understand the process more. Thank you again.

  6. Mvied
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can not, but it's not too terribly complicated. HTTPS stands for HTTP + SSL. It's identical to HTTP; the only exception being that the data transferred between the server and the client is encrypted. With a standard HTTP connection, the packets could potentially be sniffed for sensitive information. HTTPS is a tiny bit slower than standard HTTP due to the encryption/decryption process that has to take place, but is more secure.

    In order to use HTTPS, you have to buy an SSL certificate. SSL certificates have an encryption strength, such as 256-bit, which determines how strong the encryption is. The stronger the encryption, the more secure it is. An SSL certificate is issued by a Certificate Authority. The certificate contains information about the website and server the certificate is for. The primary purpose of the certificate is to verify that the domain specified in the browser's address bar is securely connecting to the correct server. This prevents hackers from hijacking DNS records and directing the domain name to another server, among other things.

    I may be able to answer your questions, but that's a basic overview of what's going on.

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