Support » Plugin: WP Force SSL » Changes external Links

  • Resolved MikkelCrunch



    why does the Plugin change the Link URL to an external Site?
    From http:// (in the editor) to https:// (in frontend) – the site does not have https – so it looks like this:

    Thanks for your help!

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  • Hello, it doesn’t link to an external website. When you add an SSL certificate your website changes to https://, so this plugin forces your website to redirect to https.

    Read more about it here:

    All you need now is an SSL certificate, you can ask your host about Let’s Encrypt (which is free) or a commercial licence.


    maybe I wasn´t clear enough. We have a certificate. All is working with internal linking. No mixed content and so on. But, if an author writes an article about, for example, the Geneva Autoshow and puts in the external link to their website with http – your plugin makes a https link out of it.


    I have hardcoded Links in the footer to external Websites. These are Partners which pay for the Link – I put in – target – blank and so on (hardcoded in Footer) – your Plugin makes a link out of it. So the User is coming to an insecure not reachable Website. I know, that they should have a redirect “installed”… but a lot of just don´t…


    Hi there @mikkelcrunch! You are right, there is a bug that forces all external links to https too! Would you like to test a fix we made, before pushing it to production?

    Hi Kostas,

    I´m really looking forward to test a fix. I deinstalled your Plugin and installed Really Simple SSL – and it still changes all my Links – its really really not good… So yes please – tell me how I can test it!!!

    Many Thanks

    Is this something from your Plugin?

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} on [OR]
    RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} ^443$ [OR]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} https
    RewriteRule .* - [E=WPR_SSL:-https]
    RewriteCond %{HTTP:Accept-Encoding} gzip
    RewriteRule .* - [E=WPR_ENC:_gzip]

    Is this causing the SSL rewrite? (is in the htaccess) file


    Hello, sorry for the late response, we are trying to reproduce it here (though we reproduced it but can’t do it again. That’s why I haven’t sent you the fix.

    The plugin doesn’t add or change anything in htaccess so this is definitely not from us. And, yes it’s probably what causes the https in external links.

    Ok I will try fixing the htaccess… Thanks anyway for your answers!

    Hi, any chance this was caused by your htaccess?


    I can confirm that the same issue is happening on our wordpress aswell 🙂

    Any update on the new version you mentioned earlier?

    Thank you!

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