jsm-force-ssl

JSM's Force SSL / HTTPS

View the Project on GitHub jsmoriss/jsm-force-ssl

JSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS (SSL) - Simple, Safe, Reliable, and Fast!

Plugin NameJSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS
SummaryNo setup required - simply activate to force HTTP URLs to HTTPS using native WordPress filters and permanent redirects for best SEO.
Stable Version3.4.1
Requires PHP7.0 or newer
Requires WordPress5.0 or newer
Tested Up To WordPress5.8
Contributorsjsmoriss
LicenseGPLv3
Tags / Keywordshttps, ssl, mixed content, insecure content, force ssl, simple, secure, upload, proxy, load balancing, cache

Description

A simple, safe, and reliable way to force HTTP URLs to HTTPS dynamically:

No setup required - simply activate the plugin to force HTTP URLs to HTTPS.

There are no plugin settings to adjust, and no changes are made to your WordPress configuration.

SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER than other popular plugins of this type:

Other well known plugins use PHP's output buffer to search & replace URLs in the rendered HTML, which is a technique that is error prone and negatively affects caching performance (as changes are not cached).

This plugin uses standard WordPress filters instead of PHP's output buffer for maximum reliability, performance, caching compatibility, and uses 301 permanent redirects for best SEO results (301 redirects are considered best for SEO when moving from HTTP to HTTPS).

Supports advanced proxy / load-balancing HTTP headers:

See Web technology for developers > HTTP > HTTP headers > X-Forwarded-Proto for more details.

Plugin Requirements

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

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Installation

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