Knowledge Base Archives: Redirect rules

404 pages Redirect rules

www not redirecting to non-www on cloudflare

Recently I encountered an interesting issue with redirection from www to non-www. The non www site worked perfectly after migration to SSL, but the www site gave a 404 not found error, or a SSL server error. The issue was solved in the end by the hosting company. If a user has connected a site …

Excluding/including SSL on specific pages Redirect rules SSL certificate

Preventing subdomains or add on domains from getting forced to https

If you have several subdomains, or add-on domains, but do not use WordPress Multisite, you’ll need a way to prevent Really Simple SSL from forwarding all subdomains to https. That is, if these subdomains do not have an SSL certificate of course. 1. Go to Really simple ssl settings and check Stop editing the .htaccess …

404 pages Redirect rules

404 pages on your WordPress site when migrating to SSL

Sometimes users have the issue that all pages get 404 errors when Really Simple SSL is activated. The cause is different from user to user and from server to server. Re-save the permalinks Thought Really Simle SSL flushes the internal rewrite rules, it sometimes helps to do this again.  You can find the permalinks in …

Mixed content Redirect rules Seo

Does Really Simple SSL make my site slower?

I get asked this question sometimes, and I specifically built this plugin to be fast: most of the work is done in the back-end, which doesn’t harm your performance. So I’d like to explain what the plugin really does on the front end. Before version 2.3.8, a javascript redirect was added when .htaccess redirects were …

Redirect rules

Manually insert .htaccess redirect http to https

Really Simple SSL tries to insert the correct .htaccess redirect rules. There are several server configurations, which each require their own .htaccess redirect. The plugin tries to detect which rule applies, and then tests the result. In some cases the test fails, or the .htaccess was not writable. In that case, you’ll have to insert …