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WordPress HTTPS (SSL)
[resolved] Can't communicate with server (5 posts)

  1. pdxmission
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've successfully installed an SSL certificate on my host, but I can't seem to get this plugin to work.

    My test page is https://portlandrescuemission.org/ssl-test/

    Depending on the browser, I get different error messages. But the basic error seems to be a server communication error / unable to establish a secure connection to the server.

    I'm using port 443 and confirmed with my web host that this is the correct setting.

    Not sure what to do.


  2. pdxmission
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've tested the port using http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/

    Port 443 is open.

  3. pdxmission
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've also made sure to install the appropriate Verisign Intermediate CA Certificates. Still no change.

  4. Mike Ems
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey pdxmission,

    Your problem is in the error your receive when visiting the URL you posted.

    You attempted to reach portlandrescuemission.org, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as http://www.portlandrescuemission.org

    So change your site URL to http://www.portlandrescuemission.org/.


  5. pdxmission
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There were a few issues related to this problem, but you're right. Was able to get the URL updated to include the "www". Also needed the host to install both the VeriSign certificate AND the VeriSign Intermediate certificate on the root of the server.

    Now everything seems to be working great.

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