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  • #30329

    bill
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    Hello, AITpro.

    I am planning to activate an SSL certificate via GoDaddy soon, but from my experience years ago and recent accounts from various web developers, the transition from http to https isn’t the smoothest. That said, in researching the common issues and recommended solutions, there were a few manual options and these two (2) plugins: https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-ssl/ and https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-https/.

    I was leaning towards the first because it seemed like the simpler option of the two + the second hasn’t been updated in a couple years. My reason for this post is due to the fact that Really Simply SSL modifies the .htaccess file and I wasn’t sure if/how that would effect the present BPS Pro .htaccess settings, which holds precedence over everything.

    Would love to hear your thoughts when your schedule permits. Thank you.

    Bill

    #30330

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    We have created htaccess https/SSL code that you can add to rewrite your entire site to https/SSL if you have a valid SSL Certificate.  You just need to do the steps in this forum topic to make your entire site https/SSL:  http://forum.ait-pro.com/forums/topic/wordpress-ssl-htaccess-code-rewrite-ssl-rewritecond-server_port/#post-7233

    #30331

    bill
    Participant

    Thank you for the reply.

    This is a great alternative, thank you. Just had one question: there is two (2) different codes on the page. Do I place both separately in the BPS Root Custom Code text box: CUSTOM CODE WP REWRITE LOOP START, or just one or the other (depending upon the WP installation/sub folder scenario)?

    #30332

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    Actually there are 3 different variations of the code.  You would choose whichever one you want to use.  If you do not care about rewriting www to non-www or vice versa then use the first block of code.  If you want to rewrite www to non-www or vice versa then use whichever block of code is relevant.  The note below means that you would modify the RewriteBase line of htaccess code depending on your particular website installation.  If you are not sure what your RewriteBase code is then look at your existing BPS Root htaccess file code on the htaccess File Editor page > Your Current Root htaccess File tab.  Additional help information has been added to the HTTPS/SSL forum topic to make the instructions clearer.

    Note:  If your WordPress installation is in a subfolder then add the correct RewriteBase for your particular website/WordPress installation folder name.
    If your WordPress installation is in a folder named “my-site”:  example.com/my-site/
    Your RewriteBase would be:  RewriteBase /my-site/

    #30335

    bill
    Participant

    Ok, I understand it now…

    I can’t thank you enough for availing such an amazing/thorough product offering. Here, I am searching for solutions for an issue and its already built into Pro…. When considering all that Pro is, coupled with your boundless knowledge + stellar tech support, AITpro is literally second to none. Literally. Thank you!

    #30336

    AITpro Admin
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the Kudos!  Very much appreciated. 🙂

    #32310

    Hannah
    Participant

    Very much deserved! And thanks to bill for posting this question. Now that I need to start shifting BPS Pro sites for clients to SSL, it’s answered questions for me too.

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