The final step in securing your site with SSL is to tell WPEngine what URLS you’d like to serve over HTTPS. We provide an option to secure all urls on your domain with SSL. This is the recommended option for non-technical users because it’s as easy as selecting, “Secure all URLs” on the SSL dashboard page.
This option tells our platform to automatically serve HTTP page requests secured with HTTPS. One important thing to note when you choose this option is to ensure you are not using any force SSL plugins.
Why can’t I use a force SSL plugin?
Force SSL plugins can cause redirect loops when their settings conflict with the settings on the SSL dashboard. We recommend that you leverage the settings that we provide in the SSL dashboard as they work server side and have been tested extensively with our platform.
How to know if you use a force SSL plugin?
- Log into your site’s WordPress Admin
- Visit the Plugin page
- Look for any plugin that mentions Securing Pages, HTTPS, or SSL.
Common Force SSL Plugins
- Force SSL
- WP Force SSL
- WordPress HTTPS
- Verve SSL
- Really Simple SSL
- Easy HTTPS Redirection