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Images not found with Photon from Jetpack

Some websites using JetPack have Photon activated. Photon is an image acceleration and editing service, where the images are served from the WordPress cloud. In some cases, there are issues with this service when moving to SSL. If you encounter links as these in your site that are giving you 400 or 404 errors, you …

Redirect Loops

Redirect loop in WordPress admin only, not on front end

WordPress depends on a variable, $_SERVER[“HTTPS”] to check if it is on SSL. As a consequence, when this variable is not set, and SSL is forced, WordPress tries to redirect back to http. This causes redirect loops on the back-end only, and not on the front-end. Really Simple SSL fixes this by adding $_SERVER[“HTTPS”] = “on” …

404 pagesRedirect 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 pagesRedirect rulesSSL 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 …

Multisite

WordPress multisite returns https link on front end website creation

With the WPMU Dev pro sites plugin,  you can create a front end signup form to enable users to register and create their own website. If you have some of those websites not on SSL, but the signup website is SSL, you might get the problem that  the url that is generated by the signup …