One of my clients has decided to install an SSL certificate for his website/domain. I have developed a WP website for them it's ready to be deployed. We are currently accessing it via the IP address and it works fine. Normally I just change the URL settings via admin (2 options) and run a search and replace throughout the database, and that's all that's needed.

Should I be doing anything else for SSL? I assume the URL should also start with https:// in the admin settings right?

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There is no need to hardcode anything and/or alter database entries. I'd highly recommend you'd check out the following plugin: WordPress HTTPS - it's quite versatile and will handle everything for you.

  • What about the home URL option should I set it to myaddress.com?
    – urok93
    Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 16:22
  • this plugin does not allow you to upload custom cert file
    – Siddharth
    Commented Jul 7, 2019 at 4:18

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