Really Simple SSL

What does the plugin Really Simple SSL actually do?

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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 edit has to be made in the wp-config.php to convince WordPress your website is on SSL.
  • If needed, adds a server variable fix to wp-config.php: if your server is configured not to pass any server variable informing WordPress we are on SSL, but the plugin detects SSL, an edit will be made to the wp-config.php to convice WordPress your site is on SSL.
  • Changes your siteurl and homeurl to https, and if needed also changes any defines in the wp-config.php.
  • Checks for insecure content on the frontend, and replaces to https.

On multisite, the same, but a bit more complicated, to allow for per site activation on subdomain and domain mapping installs.

 

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