WordPress Easy HTTPS Redirect Plugin tutorial shows you how to set up and configure your site for HTTPS security using this plugin.
Note: Before you begin you must make sure your server has the SSL certificate set up and configured for your website before you begin using this plugin.
In this post you will learn how to set up your site for HTTPS security using Easy HTTPS Redirect plugin. This is a very simple plugin and does a great job. More than 10,000 have already set up their site successfully using this plugin.
What you need:
- WordPress Easy HTTPS Redirect plugin.
WordPress Easy HTTPS Redirect Plugin Steps
Step 1 ) Once you install the plugin go to Settings -> Redirection to set up the plugin.
First read the following message which is displayed at the very top of the plugin setup.
Notice: It is very important to be extremely attentive when making changes to .htaccess file.
If after making changes your site stops functioning, please 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
Save file. Deactivate the plugin or rename the plugin folder.
Once you have read the above then carry on with the setting of the plugin. The plugin only has 1 to 3 options to set up. It is very easy but at the same time very effective. In the following image you will be able to enable the following options.
- Automatic redirection to the “HTTPS”.
- Force resources to use HTTPS URL.
- Click on Save Changes button once you have completed your settings.
Step 2 ) When you select Automatic redirection to the “HTTPS” and save the settings you will see the following option as illustrated in the following image. You now have two extra settings to choose from.
- The whole domain.
- A few pages. Notice the plus symbol, that means that you can add as many pages or post as you want.
Step 3 ) There is another setting that is very important if you choose to secure your whole domain. Go to Settings -> General in the admin panel of your website and set up the following options to point to https//.
- WordPress Address (URL).
- Site Address (URL).
Q1 Images are not displaying after I installed the plugin?
Solution: Make sure you have enabled the following option Force resources to use HTTPS URL as illustrated in Step 1 ) above.
That is how simple it is to enable https in your website to some pages, post or the whole website.
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