Tag Archives: WordPress

Excluding/including SSL on specific pages Redirect rules SSL certificate

AutoSSL Let’s Encrypt plugin cannot verify domain because of .htaccess 301 redirect

I recently came across an issue where the AutoSSL let’s encrypt plugin can’t verify the domain. Strange though it may seem, this tool needs to access the website over http to renew the SSL certificate. A solution can be to disable the .htaccess redirect, renew, then enable again, but this is not a very elegant …

Mixed content Plugin conflicts

Known plugin compatibility issues

Sometimes Really Simple SSL doesn’t work too well with other plugins. Most of the time this is caused by another plugin blocking the mixed content fixer. We know of compatibility issues with the following plugins: WP Social SEO Booster (hasn’t been updated in three years, so wouldn’t recommend to use it anyway) USM Premium (USM support appears …

Guides SSL certificate

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 …

Redirect Loops Settings

SSL with CloudFlare and Really Simple SSL

If you are a CloudFlare user, there are a few things to consider when migrating to SSL. If you run into redirect loops when you use CloudFlare, and have activated Really Simple SSL, check if you have configured below settings correctly. Page rules In CloudFlare you have the option to define page rules. If this …

Settings Uninstalling

Can I deactivate Really Simple SSL after activating SSL?

Really Simple SSL is built to be very lightweight: the majority of the files is not even loaded when a visitor requests the frontpage. But if you want to remove the plugin after enabling SSL, do NOT use the WordPress deactivation in the plugins overview. Important! Deactivating the plugin in WordPress reverts your site to …