Knowledge base

Mixed contentPlugin conflicts

Known plugin compatibility issues

In some cases there are compatibility issues with other plugins. Most of the time this is caused by another plugin blocking the mixed content fixer. The following plugins appear to conflict with Really Simple SSL: Amazon Associates Link Builder blocks saving of settings. Plugin Organizer Updating to the latest version of Plugin Organizer should fix the …

GuidesSSL 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 …

HSTS and NGINX

HSTS and NGINX notice when your website is cached Since Really Simple SSL pro 2.0.8 the plugin shows a notice about adding the HSTS header to the NGINX configuration when NGINX is detected as webserver. If the plugin detects NGINX, an HSTS header is inserted using PHP. While this does work in most cases it can …

Redirect LoopsSettings

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 …

SettingsUninstalling

Can I deactivate Really Simple SSL after activating SSL?

Really Simple SSL is built to be very lightweight: the majority of the files are 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 …