Forcing HTTPS for WordPress

Note: It is only possible to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation if there is a valid SSL certificate installed for its domain/subdomain. You can enable a free Let's Encrypt certificate with a single click using the SSL/HTTPS -> Let's Encrypt certificates section of the Control Panel as described in our Let's Encrypt certificates article.

You can use the WordPress section of the hosting Control Panel to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation by following the steps below:

1. Open the Manage tab.

2. Find the WordPress installation in the list, and click on the Edit (Edit) button for it. This will take you to the management page for the WordPress installation.

3. Check the Yes checkbox for Use HTTPS


4. Click on the Change button.

When you force HTTPS for WordPress, the tool performs the following actions:

  • Changes the Site URL (WordPress Address) setting.
  • Changes the Home (Site Address) setting.
  • Searches and replaces the current address with the new address in the database.

Note: If there are any hard-coded links of the website's URL in the WordPress files, you will need to update them manually.