Knowledge base

Seo

Does the plugin do a seo friendly 301 redirect?

By default a 301 internal WordPress permanent redirect is added, which means the redirect is handled by WordPress. If you are running on Apache or Litespeed, you can also enable a .htaccess 301 redirect, which will be slightly faster, as it doesn’t need to pass through WordPress. Share Share Share Share

Mixed content

My browser still gives mixed content warnings

If you still get mixed content warnings, you have to track down the cause. If the mixed content fixer is working, the Really Simple SSL fixes all images, javascript, style links, @import urls and iframes with http links. In most cases, the mixed content is caused by http links in javascript (.js) or stylesheets (.css) …

Warnings & Errormessages

The settings page says redirect could not be set in the .htaccess

Your site can run on ssl without any issues. The plugin also adds some javascript to redirect any non https pages, so your site should load over https without any problems. Furthermore, you can enable the HSTS setting to improve security. Common causes: 1. The .htaccess is not writable, or not available. 2. Testing of …

Google Analytics

My hits in Google Analytics have dropped

In most cases a site will drop from the rankings for a few days. Then Google picks up the 301 redirect, then your site will be back in the rankings. So wait a few days to see what happens. Set your redirect correctly If the redirect wasn’t set in your .htaccess for some reason, try …

Settings

What is HSTS?

HSTS means HTTP Strict Transport Security, and makes browsers force your visitors over https. Why do you need this when you already have redirected your site to SSL? HSTS is meant for situations when users are not actually visiting your site, but a site that is pretending to be your site, and therefore does not …