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I would like to install wordpress multisite on a live server and have one of the sub-domains be https. The main site is not https and neither are the other sub-domains. Is that possible? Thanks!

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  • Are your sub-sites in sub-directory or sub-domain format? Are you domain mapping to the any of the sub-sites that need SSL? It should be possible depending on your setup. – NW Tech Apr 26 '13 at 22:05
  • I'm actually reinstalling fresh so I can do either. The host I use has the subdomains set up as subdirectories though, and the ssl certificate is set to that subdirectory. IE: example.com,when I look at my FTP, it shows public_html/mainwebsite.com, public_html/mainwebsite.com/secondwebsite.com/index.php where it is mainwebsite.com and secondwebsite.com (sorry I'm seeing the ht_tp and ht_tps is dropping in this comment...secondwebsite.com is ht_tps... – Joel Apr 26 '13 at 22:11
  • If you're doing domain mapping for sub-sites (e.g. yourseconddomain.com is mapped to yourdomain.com/subsite) then your SSL cert should be keyed to yourseconddomain.com and using some WP plugins, you should be able to enable SSL for that sub-site. Here's an example for such plugin. – NW Tech Apr 26 '13 at 22:15
  • great-so my situation is indeed a subdirectory and not subdomain install? – Joel Apr 26 '13 at 22:16
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    sub-domain would be like subsite.yourdomain.com. But if you're mapping domains (e.g. yourseconddomain.com is mapped to subsite.yourdomain.com), then it really won't matter as the SSL cert is generally domain specific. So long as yourseconddomain.com is mapped to a sub-site and you use that plugin, you should be good. – NW Tech Apr 26 '13 at 22:19

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