For those of you who run Wordpress using SSL (https://www), and you have been having issues with your website, here’s a quick fix.

This guide will enable you to redirect all of the following combinations:

For me, all of the following had to be activated to achieve for a fully functioning website:


1. Updating your .htaccess file

I used the following in my HTACCESS:


# BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://www.%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [NE,L,R=301]
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WordPress


 2. Changing WordPress Functions.php

My setup is much more modular so I don’t have this in my functions.php. However, for example purposes I’ve written and you can try it:


/* Force SSL */
function force_ssl () {
  if ( !is_ssl() ) {
    $request = 'https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'];
    wp_redirect( $request, 301 );

add_action( 'template_redirect', 'force_ssl', 1 );

/* Update siteurl and home url */
update_option('siteurl','https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']); 
update_option('home','https://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']);


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