WP Force SSL helps you redirect insecure HTTP traffic to secure HTTPS one without touching any code. Just activate Force SSL and everything will be configured for you and SSL enabled. The entire site will move to HTTPS using your SSL certificate. It works with any SSL certificate. It can be free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt or a paid SSL certificate.
How to add SSL & enable SSL? Most hosting companies support the free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt, so just login to your hosting panel and add SSL certificate for free. You’ll probably see a button labeled “Add SSL Certificate” or “Add Let’s Encrypt Certificate” and after that it’s 1 click to have the SSL enabled on your site.
To keep things fast & simple WP Force SSL is very lightweight – there are only two settings.
Access options via main Settings menu – Force SSL.
Three fast steps to get you started:
- Get an SSL certificate (yea, you need one, sorry).
- Activate WP Force SSL.
- Test certificate & you’re done!
SSL certificate testing tool
WP Force SSL comes with an SSL certificate testing tool. Simply click “Test SSL certificate” and it’ll test if the certificate is valid, properly installed, up-to date, and generally in good shape to be used on your site so you can force SSL.
- Force SSL – automatically redirect all traffic from HTTP to HTTPS
- Enable HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) – HSTS is a web security policy mechanism that helps to protect your site against protocol downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking. It allows web servers to declare that web browsers should interact with it using only HTTPS connections. HSTS adds additional security to your site.
We’re here for you! Things get frustrating when they don’t work so make sure you open a support topic in the official Force SSL forum. We answer all questions within a few hours!
Wanna say “thank you”?
WP Force SSL is 100% free so the best way to say “thank you” is to leave a review. Reviews are what keeps the plugin going. Thank you!
- Open Plugins – Add New in WP admin and search for “WP Force SSL”
- Install and activate the plugin
- Plugin settings will open automatically (you can also access them via Settings – Force SSL)
- Test you SSL certificate using our tool
- Make sure WP Address and Site Address in Settings – General have an “https” prefix