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WordPress HTTPS (SSL)

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

6 reviews
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Partial fix for plugin
By , for WP 4.4.2

As mentioned by others, force_ssl_login has been deprecated and if you use it anywhere (e.g., like setting it to true in your wp-config file while debug mode mode is enabled), it may break your site, especially if you've installed and activated this plugin.

That said, if you disable all instances of force_ssl_login in the plugin's code, the plugin can still be used to turn on ssl for specific pages, as its original functionality intended, where a proper ssl certificate has been installed/configured. Fyi, I'm using it for that purpose with Gravity Forms and their Paypal Payments Pro addon.

Outdated. Better solutions are available.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Used this plugin for a while but it's run its course. Auto-redirecting to HTTPS is no longer reliable and certain elements still try to load as HTTP. But this is to be expected for a plugin last updated in 2012.

Luckily a few new plugins are now available that not only do everything this one does, but do it more reliably. I like "Really Easy SSL". Works flawlessly on the 3 websites I've tested it on so far. Give it a try.

Normally I wouldn't pitch another plugin here but the author has likely abandoned the plugin for the foreseeable future and an HTTPS plugin is something you want to keep up to date. Hopefully this helps.

Ok but Had Some Issues
By , for WP 3.9.1

I used this plugin for the first site I installed SSL on. Worked perfectly with no issues at all. I installed it for two more websites and started to have problems. Now I have to have the admin SSL on or it doesn't work at all. And if I try to use the force exclusive then it breaks all my links on the website. I managed to fix it by just having HTTPS on the whole site. And for some reason the images are broken if the site isn't loaded with www. so I have to add a redirect in the htaccess.

I wish there were other plugins because this one seems to be causing me more issues the more I use it.

does the job, but not intuitive
By , for WP 3.7.1

I installed this to force HTTPS on my site. However, it's not very intuitive. you have to search the FAQs to find that if you want your main domain to have HTTPS in front of it, you have to type a / in the Filters section. The whole point of installing this plugin was to force my site to display HTTPS, why does it not do this by default?

Doesn't work with URLs containing Umlaute (and maybe other special characters)
By ,

I am now using Better WP Security instead.
Everything else is fine.

Amazing but slow
By , for WP 3.3.1

Amazing plugin, have been using for a few months, but...

My site started running slow recently, I profiled with xhprof, and this plugin was all over the place (isAdminUrl(), etc.).

Disabling the plugin reduced my page load times by about 200ms, or 1/3 -- my site is fast again.

..... went to add an nginx redirect for /wp-admin -> https://

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