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Redirect rules

Redirect rules in Nginx

Use the following to redirect to https on nginx. server { listen 80; server_name my-domain.com; return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri; } Share Share Share

What does the plugin Really Simple SSL actually do?

You only have to click activate, and in most cases, your site is ready for SSL. So what happens in the background? On activation, Really Simple SSL: Checks for SSL before activating Selects the right kind of .htaccess redirect rule If needed, adds a loadbalancer fix to wp-config: if the WordPress function is_SSL() fails, an …

MultisiteWarnings & Errormessages

Is Really Simple SSL suitable for my multisite installation?

Yes, you can use Really Simple SSL for multisite. When you activate Really Simple SSL on a multisite environment, you can choose to network activate, or to activate per-site. When you network activate, you get the same option again (might be confusing) but even on network activation, you can choose to enable SSL per site. …

Mixed content

Parts of my site not loading

Did you install Really Simple SSL on your site, and now some images, stylesheets, or external servcies are not loading? When a site is requested over the SSL protocol, the browser will block all resources that are called with the http protocol. This is called “mixed content” or “insecure content”. To fix this, the Really …

SSL certificateWarnings & 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 …