Support » Networking WordPress » Multisite w/Domain Mapping Plugin Confused about SSL Admin – makes all links SSL

  • It’s good practice to always access the WordPress dashboard over SSL for security whenever possible.

    We’ve been doing this in standalone WordPress for years, and in several WordPress MultiSite installs (directory-based) for over a year, with no issues at all. All updated to the latest version, and no issues at all.

    However, we recently installed a new domain-based WordPress MultiSite, using the domain mapping plugin, and have several sub-sites running great on it, domain mapped. Been working great in production for over a month.

    EXCEPT an odd issue with managing WordPress over SSL…

    In the new domain-based MultiSite, if I’m logged in over SSL, WordPress seems to think that the actual public website is SSL too

    For example, I create a new post, and at the top of the post edit page, it shows me the post Permalink as “https://”.

    I click Preview or “view post” and it opens the post with the https:// URL… SSL.

    But in all our other WordPress installs, both standalone AND directory-based MultiSite, while of course still logged in over SSL, I go create a new post, and at the top of the post edit page it shows me the regular Permalink, i.e. “http:// “

    So with directory-based MultiSite (or WordPress standalone), it doesn’t get confused and think that suddenly the whole site is SSL just becasue I’m editing it over SSL. 🙂

    I’ve looked for others having this problem, and found this old support post was referring to a similar issue (rather a symptom of the same problem lol), but it’s closed (though not resolved).

    Does anyone have any idea why a domain-based MultiSite would be having this problem – confusing the production site as being SSL just because you’re logged into the admin over SSL??

    Thanks!
    Dan

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    In the new domain-based MultiSite, if I’m logged in over SSL, WordPress seems to think that the actual public website is SSL too

    Oh yes, I have that problem too. I talked to Ron about it, and he’s poked at it, but it’s not in an obvious spot that I could find 🙁

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