WordPress HTTPS is intended to be an all-in-one solution to using SSL on WordPress sites.
so far so good
I have several PHP pages that are outside of WordPress, but use WordPress headers and footers etc to match the site. These are served over HTTPs, but when viewed, the rest of the navigation links all were HTTPs then also and all 404s. I tried this plugin after another failed, because I saw it mentioned in the info - "If you are looking to secure only your admin panel and/or posts and pages you specify, enable Force SSL Exclusively. This will ensure that any content not specified to be secure is always served over HTTP."
So I checked "Force SSL Exclusively" and that was all it took! All the links on the PHP pages over HTTPs went back to HTTP. Thanks!
I used this plugin with a site using wordpress 2+... and it worked fine.
I just upgraded the site to wordpress 4.0, and upgraded this plugin as well. Works fine for me.
After updating a shopping cart plugin, their "old way" suggestion for utilizing SSL didn't quite work right.
Deactivated the two plugins I was using and replaced them with this.
Installed it. Set up my filter. BAM. Works like a charm.
Does not work with 4.0 at all. Breaks the whole site.
Looking only at the reviews/ratings, this plugin appears to work for a lot of people right out of the box. That said, I have a sneaking suspicion many more people install it, have problems that simply cannot be remedied, then give up on it without leaving a negative review (most people prefer to leave no review at all than leave a negative one).
We tried to get this to work every which way and then some, but no matter what we tried it broke pages, was willy-nilly about when it did serve a page via HTTPS and repeatedly locked us out of login/admin ("You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page") with the only remedy being deleting the plugin and (trying to) start over. Which cropped up a whole new batch of problems, the main one being an immediate return of all previous settings in spite of the plugin having been completely removed.
We do have a pretty complex caching schema going on for all of the sites we tried this plugin on, but even with all of that completely off all of the problems persisted across a range of machines. Perhaps a database issue or an APC issue... who knows really, but the bottom line is that it didn't work for us with many of the issues we experienced being utterly inexplicable.
Further, the documentation for the plugin is poor, which is verified, I think, by so many people asking the exact same questions and having the exact same problems: I.e. 'locked out', 'insufficient permission', 'redirect loops' etc etc etc. Not all of these people are idiots who have not read the FAQ, install guide, or undergone any sort of troubleshooting. Indeed, we, ourselves, spent an entire day trying to sort the thing out going so far as to literally read every singe support request ever made.
Lastly: go ahead and check out the support section for yourself to see what's going to happen should you run into an issue.
I understand the plugin is free. But to be frank - it should be.
This plugin sucks! Do not activate it! It will lock you out of your admin screen.
Caution the reset does not work!
Do not use this plugin!
Before this I had some problems with my SSL certificate and with some pages, after installed this plugin all pages became https://
It does its work. Nothing more to say.
I use this plugin every time I need to secure pages on a WP site. I even recently had a site running WooCommerce, and the built in "secure the checkout" setting wasn't working; 30 seconds of configuring with this plugin and I was up and running!
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