This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WPSSL (WordPress with SSL)


This plugin will force a WordPress post or page to use https instead of http. It is based off of “Dwamian’s Per Page Force SSL” plugin, but this has been updated for us with WordPress 3.x. Additionally, when a page is “forced” into SSL mode, it will make sure that all page elements are loaded via https (so that you won’t get warnings). If you have to link to a 3rd party external file, use the wpssl_showlink function (it will switch it between https and http). The usage is


  • Upload to your ‘/wp-content/plugins’
  • Enable the plugin in your admin section
  • On a post or page you want under SSL, add the meta-tag key “force_ssl” and the value of “true”. Don’t forget to save 😉

That’s it you’re done!


I have enabled the plugin, but I get all sorts of “not found” errors

You MUST have an SSL certificate installed at the same URL as your site. So if your site is, your SSL certificate must be for I’m working on the ability to change that, but right now that’s what I got 🙂

I have enabled the plugin, but I don’t see a lock icon

There are a few reasons this could happen. If you have a correctly installed SSL certificate, more than likely the site is loading “non-ssl” items.

Can you add feature X?

It depends on what feature X is. I’d love to hear any suggestions or enhancement requests. Contact me at

I’m having some issues, can you help?

I can try. I’m more than happy to take a look, contact me at and I’ll see what I can do.

Contributors & Developers

“WPSSL (WordPress with SSL)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Initial Release


  • BUG: Resolved issue when saving a post, wpssl would “force” SSL of the admin section (thus making it appear you logged out)
  • ENHANCEMENT: You no longer need to put in special code if you have WordPress Contact Form 7 installed, the plugin checks for that now
  • Cleaned up some debug items in the code
  • Added GPL License snippet in the file
  • Fixed some typos in the README file


  • Updated change log a bit more (new FAQ questions, and typo fixes)
  • Changed the minimum version (I guess I was using something that didn’t exist in WP 2.8)


  • Updated change log to change the tested version
  • ENHANCEMENT: Changed the add_filters to set a higher priority


  • Cleaned up the code more
  • BUG: Fixed a issue where all content was made SSL (so the site wouldn’t exit SSL mode)
  • NEW: Added the wpssl_showlink function, for use in themes when you need to link to an external file
  • Updated the readme.txt file