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HTTPS discussion meeting this Wednesday

make.wordpress.org | Jan. 26, 2016 | 2 min read

2016 is the year of the SSL. Hosts will roll out free SSL. WordPressers are meeting soon for Core improvements. This is a good list of ways that Core could potentially improve its HTTPS support. Attend if you can!

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Jason Resnick

I just recently migrated a site from HTTP to HTTPS and honestly it was quite painless. Once you change up the Home and Site URLs to https, the mixed content went away (at least for this particular site).

I've done this in the past though where it hasn't been as easy because of assets being loaded by plugins directly with HTTP.

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Carl Alexander

post_content still stores URLs as is. So unless, they were relative URLs you might still have mixed content issues. Chris Coyer had the best guide I found for handling migrations:
css-tricks.com/moving-to-https-on-wordpress/

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Jason Resnick

True - however for this particular site, haven't run into any issues yet thankfully.

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Matt Cromwell

As someone who supports a plugin which more or less requires HTTPS, I can say that for the large majority of WordPress users the change is anything but painless. For the majority it's impossible. The items they are raising in the meeting would be a game changer, basically allowing users to choose HTTPS as default at install would really improve the experience for a lot of your run-of-the-mill WP user.

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Gennady Kovshenin

Here's a list of hosts doing it via LE so far github.com/letsencrypt/letsencrypt/wiki/Web-Hosting-Supporting-LE

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Brian Jackson

HTTPS is happening folks! I too wrote a guide on HTTPs migration: woorkup.com/how-to-migrate-from-http-to-https-complete-tutorial/ This is more from a blogger/SEO perspective. Pretty detailed, even wrote how to migrate Disqus comments.

Also here is a list I put together on Let's Encrypt forum of CDN providers who support them already: community.letsencrypt.org/t/cdn-providers-who-support-lets-encrypt/7107

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