I've been told to move a site from HTTP to HTTPS. After the hosting said that they installed the SSL certificate, I thought all I had to do was to simply change the site URL from HTTP to HTTPS, but then the site is not accessible. Do I also have to change the Wordpress URL? I'm wary of doing so as it cause a site to be completely unaccessible as this changes values in the database I suppose. Should changing the site URL from HTTP to HTTPS all the necessary? If that doesn't work, it means the SSL certificate is not installed properly?

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This seems like a webhosting error. Specifically, the webserver settings error. I vote not to switch to HTTPS :)

This may be a certificate setting error (not a wrong certificate itself) or routing for HTTPS requests.

  • The certificate passes all the tests now but the https appears crossed out in red.
    – Sergi
    Jun 2, 2017 at 17:39
  • Can You paste a link to site (page)?
    – Jan Čejka
    Jun 5, 2017 at 14:40
  • Did you change the site URL and home URL? Check in the wp-config.php file too Apr 7, 2020 at 14:34

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