HTTPS for WordPress
Plugin Deprecated (3 posts)

  1. Mike Ems
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but the variables that this plugin updates are automatically updated by WordPress when viewing an HTTPS page, so this plugin is no longer needed.

    However, there are plugins that properly use variables such as siteurl but still deliver insecure content (i.e. serving http://example.com/js/main.js on https://example.com/) which makes the page insecure.

    Also, WordPress does not update images inserted into posts with HTTPS when the page is viewed via HTTPS which also makes the page insecure.

    I've developed a plugin that fixes both issues. You can find it here - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-https/.


  2. MK Safi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mvied, Thank you very much for this -- a life saver indeed!! I have a concern about performance though. I'm on a shared hosting account and would like to remain within the low CPU quota they give me. So, does the plugin buffer all pageviews or only those that begin with https? Thanks, -MK

  3. Mike Ems
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This plugin will enable output buffering on all pages, however it will only actually process the output buffer on HTTPS pages.

    If you're not using content compression, output buffering is very unlikely to affect the speed of your web server by any great amount - if anything, it should help it serve pages /faster/ because of the optimized data sending. Content compression does take up a little CPU time on both the server and on clients visiting your site, but it's pretty small. On the up-side, content compression should decrease the amount of bandwidth you use by 40-60%, which means your server will spend less time sending data across the network.
    Source: http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/wiki/index.php/PHP_-_Output_buffering

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