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WordPress HTTPS (SSL)

WordPress HTTPS is intended to be an all-in-one solution to using SSL on WordPress sites.


126 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
not being updated
By , for WP 4.0

Plugin is not being updated - works sometimes, sometimes doesnt

doesn't work on featured image urls
By , for WP 3.9.2

"some content"

so far so good
By , for WP 4.0

so far so good

Also worked for me when others didn't
By , for WP 4.0

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!

works fine for me
By , for WP 4.0

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.


Worked for me where others didn't
By , for WP 3.9.2

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
By , for WP 4.0

Does not work with 4.0 at all. Breaks the whole site.

Good Luck!
By , for WP 3.9.2

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!
By , for WP 3.9.1

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!

By , for WP 3.9.1

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.

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