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  • Resolved dvansoye


    I just converted a website to Multisite using Subdomains and then changed it over to Subdirectories. This is an existing site and typically not recommended. However, I don’t have any conflicts so it shouldn’t be a problem.

    This article from says you can convert the site using Subdomain and then change it afterword to Subdirectories as long as there are no conflicts. I did this.

    I’m getting the error that others have mentioned in their tickets. Namely, …

    You run a Multisite installation with subdomains, but your site doesn’t have a wildcard certificate. This leads to issues when activating SSL networkwide since subdomains will be forced over SSL as well while they don’t have a valid certificate. Activate SSL per site or install a wildcard certificate to fix this.

    I can’t turn off the message.

    But, the bigger problem is that when I go to:

    My URL is not referred to

    Any help on this would be appreciated. Is there something I can do to troubleshoot it?

    I am using Version 3.1.5 of the plugin and Version 5.1.1 of WordPress.

    Thank you.

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  • Plugin Contributor Mark


    Hi Darren,

    the subdomain warning notice should be dismissible by clicking on the X in the top right corner. Have you already tried that?

    If you have activated SSL per site, you can navigate to ‘Settings->SSL->Settings’ menu on the subsite and activate a redirect option, the 301 WordPress redirect. Once that option has been enabled the site should redirect to SSL. Can you check if you have a redirect option enabled in the plugin settings?

    Thank you for the quick response. This worked.

    The message is gone.

    And, I am being referred correctly now from http to https.

    The key thing that I was fuzzy on was the difference between the settings at the network level and the settings for the site. You were clear, but if you are not familiar with the multisite menus, it is a little confusing.

    Thank you again.

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