https in url on login page only? (4 posts)

  1. mic10
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have forced ssl over login and not admin in wp-config, is there any way of getting https to show in the url so it only shows on the login page and no other pages? I am already aware the login page is secure by forcing it in wp-config but it so other users know it is secure.

    I have a sub-domain multisite setup and wild card ssl.

    any help much appreciated.

  2. You COULD try forcing it with an htaccess redirect.

  3. mic10
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply. How is this possible? I've tried a few things in htaccess but as soon as I set htaccess to login with https, it stays https in the admin.

    In wp-config - the force ssl for admin is set to false whilst adding in my htaccess:

    RewriteRule ^login$ https://mysite.com/wp-login.php [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^login$ https://mysite.com/login [NC,L]

    I've also tried to force it back to http once logged in:

    RewriteRule ^admin$ http://mysite.com/wp-admin [NC,L]
    RewriteRule ^admin$ http://mysite.com/admin [NC,L]

    But the admin just stays https.

  4. Actually ... if you set up SSL for login, WP already forces that.


    if ( $_SERVER["HTTP_HOST"] == "mysite.com" ) {
        define('FORCE_SSL_LOGIN', true);

    That actually should be all you need, and it'll force WP to serve https on admin. If you JUST want the login page, make it just login.

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