Support » Plugin: Search & Replace » HTTP to HTTPS sitewide

  • Resolved Canadianllama

    (@canadianllama)


    When I switch a site from http to https, I have been selecting all the tables except wp_comments, and I have been
    Search: http://
    Replace with: https://

    All the sites I have done it with seem good, but should I be doing that or should I just be putting the domain for the website in there and not changing every http to https?

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  • that is a very bad way to do that IMO – you may well be changing links for sites that do not support SSL

    you should be doing only the site domain (http://example.com)

    it gets even more involved however … i’m no expert and found your post because i’m wanting to the same thing to my site – i intended on using the Search & Replace plugin to change all tables in the db…

    find: http://example.com replace: https://example.com

    i asked my host about this and the guy seems very good at what he does and he works with WP constantly – he suggested this is a better way…

    find: http://example.com replace: //example.com

    omitting http/https does indeed work and this let’s the visitors browser decide what is best instead of forcing anything

    HOWEVER…

    even that is apparently a bad thing if you use the S&R plugin (or run a global SQL query) because this will update the GUID part of the wp_posts table and, apparently, that is a big fat no-no…

    WP Codex: Changing The Site URL

    quote:

    When doing the above and changing the URLs directly in the database, you will come across instances of the URL being located in the “guid” column in the wp_posts tables.

    It is critical that you do NOT change the contents of this field.

    …which is why i’m here – i want to ask the devs of this plug about that because it appears that it will always modify wp_posts GUID if the table is selected and if the search string matches content in the GUID

    Yeah I did that with a couple sites but didn’t feel good about it. Since then I have just changed the main URL like you said. I think i originally thought to do all http to https because there was still lots of SSL issues on the site i was switching over. Anyways ill stick to just doing the website domain, and work on each other issue that pops up.

    Plugin Author Frank

    (@bueltge)

    The plugin helps you to change from http to https, however you should have links inside the theme or plugin that is not fixed via S/R plugin, is more an manual change inside the code.

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