I've made a few test installation of WordPress, including Multi-Site, using
https://www. - and haven't encountered any specific problems or issues.
I aim to make
https://www. the default, site-wide. So, SiteUrl, Homepage, and Domain will all be:
According to WordPress: HTTPS for WordPress - https://make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/web-publishing/https-for-wordpress/#implementing-https-for-wordpress:
Normally install WordPress (HTTP URL or HTTPS both will work, better to use HTTP for installation)
Given that WordPress' instruction is to install using HTTP, and then update SitURL and others to HTTPS, why would installing using HTTP be better than HTTPS?
Question #2: Installing using HTTPS and SEO
Many people suggest using .htaccess to forward all HTTP requests to HTTPS. And, the same recommend .htaccess 301 permanent redirect for the benefit of SEO. Could installing WordPress using HTTPS have any negative repercussion from a SEO perspective?
Of course, using HTTPS to install WordPress is not the same as using .htaccess to redirect and force
https://www. - but I expect both of these approaches to be equally valid from a SEO & Search Indexing perspective.
Question #3: SSL / HTTPS Plugin
If my aim is to have the whole website HTTPS, including front & back end, then should I simply install using HTTPS?
Given this, seems an over-kill to use any Plugins. I appreciate the flexibility such Plugins provide, but - I want the whole site to be
https://www. and installing HTTPS seems the most proper way.