This plugin can be used to make your site SSL compatible easily. It can automatically redirect the visitors to the HTTPS version of the site. This will ensure that the search engines are indexing the HTTPS version of your website and your visitors are going to the HTTPS pages.
You can also use it to easily make the site SSL compatible by force-loading static resources using HTTPS URLs.
You need to have an SSL certificate installed on your site (your hosting provider can install SSL certificate for you).
- Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
- Click the upload tab
- Browse for the plugin file (http-redirection.zip)
- Click Install Now and then activate the plugin
After you install and activate the plugin, go to the settings menu of this plugin to enable the options.
Click on the “HTTPS Redirection” menu link from the WordPress’s main “Settings” menu.
You can enable the following two options from the settings menu:
- Enable automatic redirection to the HTTPS
- Force resources to use HTTPS URL
1) Enable Automatic Redirection to the HTTPS Page
Lets say for example, you want to use “https” URL for the following page on your site:
Enabling this option will enforce it so if anyone uses an URL like the following in the browser’s address bar:
It will automatically redirect to the following HTTPS version of the page:
So you are always forcing the visitors to view the HTTPS version of your web pages.
2) Force Resources to Use HTTPS URLs
If you have an existing website where you have a lot of static files that are embedded in your posts and pages using “non-https” URLs then you will need to change those. Otherwise, the browser will show an SSL warning to your visitors (because some of the static resources are embedded using “non-https” URL.
Enabling this option will force-load those static files using HTTPS URL dynamically. This will make the web-page fully SSL compatible.
If after making changes your site stops functioning, do the following:
Step #1: Open .htaccess file in the root directory of the WordPress install and delete everything between the following two lines
# BEGIN HTTPS Redirection Plugin # END HTTPS Redirection Plugin
Step #2: Save the htaccess file (this will erase any change this plugin made to that file).
Step #3: Deactivate the plugin or rename this plugin’s folder (which will deactivate the plugin).
Troubleshooting – Force Deactivate Plugin
You can use this technique to force deactivate a WordPress plugin.
Works with the latest version of WordPress.
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Download the Easy HTTPS Redirection Plugin.
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