My wordpress site supports http and https. What I want to do is to add a widget when surfing over http that says something like "Surf this site secure" to show the visitor that I also have a secured version.

I don't want to force them to surf over SSL because I'm using a type of certificate that's not supported on Windows XP.

Now how can I do this?

2 Answers 2


WordPress has built-in function for this purpose - is_ssl(). http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/is_ssl

So, you should edit this widget and put something like

if ( is_ssl() ) {

} else {
    echo 'you should use ssl';

try this one

if ($_SERVER['HTTPS'] != "on") { 

    //your code


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