You can seamlessly map your website URLs to HTTPS and get most of the mixed and insecure content errors automatically fixed on your WordPress website.
If you have SSL subscribed and your site has access to it, then you just need to install-activate a WordPress plugin called Really Simple SSL, and that’s it. Your site will get automatically moved to a secure HTTPS connection.
The plugin instantly configures SSL on your WordPress site, without any modifications to other files and settings.
In case you don’t have an SSL then the first thing you need to do is subscribe to an SSL of your choice. You may either go for a Standard or Premium SSL or you may subscribe to a Completely Managed SSL Service.
Once you have SSL, just activate Really Simple SSL plugin on your website. It saves you from hours of work.
As soon the plugin is activated, it –
- Automatically updates the siteurl and homeurl to HTTPS
- Automatically fixes all insecure and mixed content errors
- Automatically redirects all incoming URL requests to HTTPS
- Automatically handles most issues that WordPress has with SSL
The plugin works by using an internal WordPress redirect, but it also allows you to use a .htaccess redirect instead. It handles when you’re behind a reverse proxy/load balancer and takes care when no headers are passed, which WordPress uses to detect an SSL connection
The insecure and mixed content on your website is dynamically fixed by replacing all HTTP URLs with secure HTTPS, except hyperlinks given to other websites. This URL migration is dynamic so no database changes are made, except for the site URL and home URL. The plugin sets PHP cookies securely with the httpOnly flag.