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How to install an SSL certificate on localhost / MAMP

If you do development on your own machine, then deploy to production, and you have an SSL certificate on your site, it is usefull to have SSL on your localhost environment.  This guide will take you through all the necessary steps to get a working certificate on localhost. The instructions are based on macOS Sierra 10.12.5, using MAMP …

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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 …

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SSL working on desktop, but not on mobile (android) devices

If the SSL certificate on your site works fine on desktop but gives an error on mobile devices (specifically Android):  this certificate isn’t from a trusted authority, there is probably an issue with your SSL certificate chain. To check this, run an SSL check here: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest If one of the results is This server’s certificate …

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Redirect non www to www or www to non www domains in .htaccess

Google encourages to “avoid landing page redirects”. But in case of SSL, this recommendation may conflict with SSL best practices. At the same time, 1 or 2 redirects, as long as they are 301 permanent, are not harmfull at all. Let me explain. Why is there a double redirect in my site? WordPress internally redirects …

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Does SSL improve my security?

Sure. But I would not say it is the first thing should do. To prevent your site from getting hacked, start with the following: Do not use Admin as your username Use a difficult password. Use two-factor authentication Install a security plugin, like iThemes. Rename your login page to something else then wp-login.php or admin …