WordPress Guide: Change WordPress to SSL/HTTPS

A Quick Guide to Changing WordPress to SSL Links

This 5 step setup will get your WP site moved to SSL in 1-2 minutes.

  1. Go to the Admin Dashboard, generally yoursite.ie/wp-admin/
  2. Go to Settings > General
  3. Where it says WordPress Address (URL) & Site Address (URL) replace the http:// part with https:// (See Image Below)
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. You will be made login again and you may need to update user name and passwords as cookies update to SSL

 

Change Settings Panel

Admin Dashboard > Settings > General
wp-general-settings


Other Resources

Some handy links and other resources:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-https/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Over_SSL

About the author: Niall Flynn
WordPress Developer, Wrangler, SEO and Web Developer. follow @niall_flynn. I blog primarily on technical SEO applied via WordPress.

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