changing from http to https (March 2020)

3/12/2020, Greg S.

People noted that online pledge form was using http instead of https, and some browsers make a stink about that.

First attempt, visiting Settings > General, did not work — site and home url’s were grayed out and could not be edited.

Turns out that is because site url and home url are set in wp-config.php; so I changed them there.

Also added to wp-config.php: define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);

added following to .htaccess:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Also used “better search and replace” plugin to replace all “http://fusn” with “https://fusn”. There were a lot.