Wordpress Simple SSL & Cloudflare Auto HTTPS Rewrite option

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#1

Hello,

I’m trying to optimize our wordpress site and I have a question:

Do i need the really need the wordpress simple ssl plugin if im using cloudflares Automatic HTTPS Rewrites??

I’m a little afraid to disable the plugin and not be able to access my site to test it out…advice?

Thanks!


#2

Do you have an SSL certificate installed on your origin server? If you’re fully SSL-enabled, then you can manage your site without that plugin. What’s the SSL setting you’re using here at Cloudflare? Flexible? Full? Full/Strict?


#3

Hi. Thank you for the reply! Yes I have cloudflares origin certificate installed, and am running in Full/Strict. I thought I needed that plugin because previously I wasn’t running any type of ssl and it was needed for links and plugins but idk.


#4

I just wanted to make an update on this. The plugin is absolutely necessary on my site to avoid “mixed content” errors. Also I needed an additional plugin Better Search Replace. Hope this helps someone else.


#5

Another way to fix a Mixed Content error is to do a search/replace on your database to change http://example.com to https://example.com (this will fix all URLs to your domain still using http.

There’s a plugin you can install, then remove once you’ve done the search/replace: