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How to force WordPress with SSL connection

Last modified: October 8, 2022
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How To Force WordPress with SSL Connection

Below will be the steps to guide user to force WordPress with https:// connection.

1. Login into WordPress admin dashboard. eg: www.YOURDOM

2. Select Settngs-> General

3. Under WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) update user domain to  The page will be as below:

4. Save.

Now 1 last step to complete the process. Open hosting .htaccess file and update the below code:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ [R,L]


NOTE: Please change to user own domain. Example: For, will change to

Proceed to clear browser cache and browse the website as the WordPress webpage will automatically redirect with https:// connection page.

NOTE2: User might face “Not Secure” upon redirect to https:// webpage as it may seems there are some image or post link url might still referring to http://. Regarding this issue, user may alias with web developer to check on the connection or may search for WordPress plugins to fix the issue.

NOTE3: Hosting under Linux environment had been enabled with auto-SSL. For user under Windows, user will required to purchase SSL for the hosting.

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