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JSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS | Simple, Fast, Effective, Best for SEO

Plugin NameJSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS
SummaryNo setup required - force HTTP URLs to HTTPS using WordPress filters for speed and reliability, with 301 redirects for best SEO.
Stable Version3.1.0
Requires At LeastWordPress 3.9
Tested Up ToWordPress 5.2.3
Tags / Keywordsredirect, force, ssl, https, secure, upload, force_ssl, force_ssl_admin, force_ssl_login, proxy, load balancing


A simple, fast, and effective way to force HTTP URLs to HTTPS dynamically.

Significantly different than other plugins of this type (in the best way):

Other plugins of this type use PHP's output buffer to search and replace URLs within the webpage document - using PHP's output filter is error prone and much slower than hooking native WordPress filters with permanent 301 redirects (which are considered best for SEO when moving from HTTP to HTTPS).

Checks for and honors proxy / load-balancing variables:


Your web server must be configured with an SSL certificate and able to handle HTTPS request. ;-)

Simply activate the plugin and you're done:

There are no plugin settings to adjust, and no changes are made to your WordPress configuration — simply activate or deactivate the plugin to enable / disable the filters and dynamic redirects.

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Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse... button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the ZIP file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Frequently Asked Questions