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  • #32927

    protection
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    Hello –

    I’m considering implementing SSL and moving from http to https. Are there any steps/precautions I need to take within BPS pro for this move? I didn’t notice any documentation when I searched the knowledge-base.

    Thanks

    #32928

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    The steps to switch your website from http to https are here:  https://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/wordpress-ssl-htaccess-code-rewrite-ssl-rewritecond-server_port/#post-7233.  The steps include new http to https rewrite/redirect htaccess code for your website.

    #32930

    protection
    Participant

    This is exactly what I’m looking for, thank you! I was going to install a SSL plugin, but is it safe to assume that the instructions you provided takes care of what most SSL plugins do?

    #32931

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    Yes and no.  Switching from http to https is very simple and quick, but comes with additional work after you have switched your site from http to https.  See the “Important Notes” help section and other help sections in this forum topic:  https://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/wordpress-ssl-htaccess-code-rewrite-ssl-rewritecond-server_port/#post-7233  Every HTTPS/SSL plugin that I have looked at will handle old http URL’s and rewrite/redirect them to https so that you do not need to actually fix your old http URL’s, but that comes with a performance hit cost.  The method that all of the HTTPS/SSL plugins use is to filter your outputted Source Code using a WP filter to change any old http URL’s to https.  That method could add up to a 1 second page load increase for your website.  Eventually we will create a BPS Pro Pro-Tool that changes old http URL’s to https in your WordPress database.  That new Pro-Tool will probably be created in BPS Pro version 13.

    #32932

    protection
    Participant

    Excellent, that totally makes sense. I appreciate the quick, thorough information!

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