How to make HTTPS on my WordPress website?
More and more websites are installing an SSL certificate and converting to HTTPS (secure http). Traditionally e-commerce websites enforce HTTPS on their logged in and checkout pages, however there is a movement supported by big firms like Google, Microsoft, Mozilla to encourage webmasters to convert their websites to HTTPS only. With this in mind, Web Channel are making it easier than ever to secure your website with HTTPS. We have introduced a new AutoSSL feature on all our hosting plans. The AutoSSL feature is enabled by default so our hosting clients can enforce HTTPS on their websites.
To check the SSL certificate installed on your website, please type your website address into https://sslanalyzer.comodoca.com/
Whether you use the 90-day AutoSSL provided with your web hosting or you use one of the big brand certificates we sell from Comodo, GeoTrust or GlobalSign, you can easily update your WordPress website to run using HTTPS.
Step 1 – Update the Site URL values under General > Settings in your WordPress admin dashboard.
Make sure these two URL values begin with https and not http!
Step 2 – Use an .htaccess file to force redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS.
Simply add the following 3 lines to your .htaccess file:
If you do not have an .htaccess file, simply create one in the main directory of your website (public_html).
Don’t forget to replace exampledomain.com with your actual domain name!
Step 3 – Force WordPress admin pages to use SSL.
Open the wp-config.php file and add the following 1 line of code:
The wp-config.php file is found in your main website directory (normally public_html).