jsm-force-ssl

JSM's Force SSL / HTTPS

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JSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS (SSL)

Simple, Safe, and Best for SEO

Plugin NameJSM's Force HTTP to HTTPS
SummaryNo setup required! Simply activate to force HTTP URLs to HTTPS using native WordPress filters and 301 permanent redirects for best SEO.
Stable Version3.1.1
Requires At LeastWordPress 3.9
Tested Up ToWordPress 5.3
Contributorsjsmoriss
LicenseGPLv3
Tags / Keywordsmixed content, insecure content, force ssl, https, ssl, secure, upload, proxy, load balancing

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.

SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT than other plugins of this type (in the best way):

Other plugins use PHP's output buffer to search & replace URLs in the webpage HTML, which is error prone and negatively affects caching performance.

This plugin uses native WordPress filters instead for maximum performance and caching compatibility, along with 301 permanent redirects for best SEO (301 redirects are considered best for SEO when moving from HTTP to HTTPS).

Honors proxy / load-balancing variables for large hosting environments:

Requirements:

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.

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