This is my first time posting on the support site. I normally find answers to questions by rooting around, but im a bit stumped on this one, so any help is much appreciated.
As the title suggests i aim to use a .htaccess file to in effect push the HTTP to HTTPS. I have purchased an SSL certificate and contacted the web hosting company for support, but they won't assist any further.
My current .htaccess file (which doesn't work) looks like this:
# BEGIN WordPress
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.thebranddesignco.co.uk/$1 [R=301,L]
# END WordPress
When i type http:// or just www. it goes to the https:// which is great, but the page is blank. I have tried setting in general settings the URL of the site to HTTPS://thebr... but still it just blanks.
I also tried changing both boxes to https:// and making a couple of other changes somewhere which i can't remember where now. This completely failed, so i changed back and its all working fine on HTTP again.
Any questions please feel free to ask, or if you want me to elaborate on anything just ask.