Knowledge Base Archives: SSL certificate

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 …

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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

You can avoid landing page redirects, but should you? Why is there a double redirect in my site? WordPress internally redirects your site to the primary domain, which is entered in settings/general. For example, when your site url is http://www.domain.com, and you type in http://domain.com, WordPress redirects to the www domain. Really Simple SSL adds another redirect: …

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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 …

SSL certificate Warnings & Errormessages

Website not accessible with SSL

If you cannot access your website, but do not have redirect loop errors, your SSL certificate might be invalid. Normally Really Simple SSL checks if ssl is available, and only proceeds if the test is successfull. If you forced ssl anyway, or blocked access to the plugin folder in an unexpected way, you could accidentally …