I have a SSL certificate and https plugin which both work fine along with changing the Settings in the Wordpress menu to https but I have to manually enter 'https' to see the Secure version, is there a way to make the home page force, or even better become https?
Change the site URL to use SSL for the entire site including home page.
There is a plugin currently I'm using for my one of the wordpress site. WordPress HTTPS (SSL) ( plugin has option to forse SSL for all. )
I personally recommend this plugin because,
Whenever you use ssl for webpages it becomes necessary to load all of its content from secured (Encrypted) servers, Otherwise It'll show a warning of
partially encrypted/mixed content error to user.