Rogier Lankhorst

All Posts from Rogier Lankhorst


Certificate expiration check in Really Simple SSL pro

There’s something strange with uptime robots: they don’t detect expired certificates. So even though you don’t get any messages that your site is down, it might be if your SSL certificate has expired… All browsers will block your site, or give scary warnings to users. This happens because technically, your site is not down. It’s …

Plugin conflicts Redirect Loops Uninstalling

Using safe mode

Migrating to SSL can cause unexpected side effects. When caching is causing redirects, or a plugin redirects back to http, or other such issues, it can be helpfull to activate Really Simple SSL in a minimized way (as of 2.5.9). First, deactivate Really Simple SSL (use the remote script if you don’t have access to …

Redirect Loops Redirect rules

Remove .htaccess redirect on site lockout

When you enable the setting “htaccess redirect” in settings/ssl/settings, Really Simple SSL detects the best redirect, then opens a testpage to verify this option won’t result in redirect loops. Even so this in some cases causes redirect loops after all: there are a lot of server configurations, and some respond unexpectedly to the proposed rules. …


Support for recovery of Facebook likes in JetPack sharing

Today, the Really Simple Social likes recovery plugin has added support for the recovery of Facebook likes with the JetPack sharing tool. If you are using JetPack with it’s in built sharing tool and you have lost your Facebook likes because you have switched your domain to https, you can now recover the likes by …

Mixed content Plugin conflicts Seo

Compatibility fix for Social Warfare share counts recovery

If you are using the Social Warfare share counts recovery plugin to recover the social shares and likes for Facebook,  Twitter etc, you might run into the problem that there is a slight incompatibility between the plugins. As Really Simple SSL fixes all http links, it also fixes a link that the Warfare plugin needs to …