Has anyone with a WP multisite been through this process? I have created the Load Balancer and have a domain (one of the multisite sites) on an EC2 instance.

My load balancer setup looks like this:

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Going to https://foobar.com just times out and going to https://www.foobar.com just ignores the SSL request. Is there a step I'm missing? Maybe something in httpd.conf or wp-config?

I'm sure someone has gone through something similar, it would help us all dealing with such an issue. I feel like going with WPEngine would've made much more sense than AWS for an simple WP site :(

  • What are you trying to accomplish? Do these URLs work without the balancers? Are you trying to put different domains on different boxes? Why?
    – John Dee
    Dec 30, 2019 at 19:21

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I am familiar with this situation ... I got out of it like this ... To begin with, in the .htaccess file that lies at the root of the site of your hosting provider - I registered it. At the very end of the file.

# END WordPress
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www\.)?yoursite\.com$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !=https
RewriteRule ^(.*) https://yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

Then I installed the plugin: SSL Insecure Content Fixer. And set the settings in it to “Capture everything” - saved. For two weeks I drove the site with the plugin turned on. Then I deactivated the plugin. And everything became good!

Here is my working example

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