WP Force SSL & HTTPS SSL Redirect


WP Force SSL helps you redirect insecure HTTP traffic to secure HTTPS and fix SSL errors without touching any code. Activate Force SSL and everything will be set and SSL enabled. The entire site will move to HTTPS using your SSL certificate. It works with any SSL certificate. It can be free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt or a paid SSL certificate.

How to add SSL & enable SSL? Most hosting companies support the free SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt, so login to your hosting panel and add SSL certificate. You’ll see a button labeled “Add SSL Certificate” or “Add Let’s Encrypt Certificate” and after that it’s 1 click to have the SSL enabled on your site with WP Force SSL. If that doesn’t work get WP Force SSL PRO and it’ll generate free SSL certificate for your site. And will regenerate SSL certificate every 90 days.

Access WP Force SSL settings via the main Settings menu -> WP Force SSL.

SSL Tests available in the plugin

  • is site on localhost?
  • check SSL certificate
  • check SSL certificate expiry date
  • is latest version of Force SSL used?
  • are known incompatible SSL plugins active?
  • is WP address URL set for SSL?
  • is WP home URL set for SSL?
  • is SSL monitoring enabled (pro feature)
  • is HTTPS redirection working?
  • is file redirection working (pro feature)
  • is HSTS enabled?
  • check mixed-content issue (pro feature)
  • is htaccess available & writable?
  • is 404 redirection enabled (pro feature)


  • redirect HTTP to HTTPS
  • fix mixed-content (pro)
  • enable HSTS
  • force secure cookies (pro)
  • cross-site scripting protection (pro)
  • expect CT header
  • X-Frame options
  • show WP Force SSL menu in admin bar
  • show WP Force SSL widget in admin dashboard

SSL certificate testing tool

WP Force SSL comes with an SSL certificate testing tool. It tests if the SSL certificate is valid, properly installed & up-to date.

Need support?

We’re here for you! Things get frustrating when they don’t work so make sure you open a support topic in the official Force SSL forum. We answer all questions within a few hours!

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  • Built-in tests verify your SSL configuration
  • SSL settings
  • SSL certificate tester


  1. Open Plugins – Add New in WP admin and search for “WP Force SSL”
  2. Install and activate the plugin
  3. Open plugin settings via Settings – WP Force SSL
  4. Check provided tests and settings


Who is this plugin for?

For anyone who has an SSL certificate installed on their site and wants to be sure all content is accessed (and redirected if needed) via a secure connection.

Do I need an SSL certificate for this to work?

Yes, you do need an SSL certificate. If you don’t have one you can buy WP Force SSL PRO which will generate an SSL certificate for free.

After activating WP Force SSL, do I need to do anything else?

No, nothing. After activating WP Force SSL, the main option “redirect SSL” will already be active. What you can do is use our tests to make sure everything related to SSL is working.


2023년 8월 25일
I bought WP Force SSL PRO not even a year ago as an agency lifetime license for more then $140,- Now it was the first time that I asked for their support, because the plugin blocks a function in LayerSlider (fullscreen mode for videos). The support team from WebFactory doesn’t care at all. Their simple answer is „Unfortunately, we can't help with 3rd party plugins“. They didn’t even take a look at that issue. So don’t waste your money on this, they just won’t care for you at all. Edit: after this post, the lead developer took a look at the topic, and guess what? It was just ONE little setting that needed to get changed. I just had to switch off the Permissions Policy and everything works fine. So that's why I am giving 2 stars now: the plugin works fine (Pro version), the support is the worst I have experienced so far among the WP community, especially for a paid plugin.
2023년 5월 24일
the WP Force SSL status tab shows misleading informations about my site (like i'm on localhost??)
2023년 1월 11일
While the main plugin does what it says, the SSL certificate they offer in the pro is a farce and kind of useless. Automated renewals is not available and you have to manually install the certificate every 3 months. Thats simply not feasible and kind of defeats the purpose of having a pro plugin and I am not entirely sure what I paid money for. Honestly, the free version is fine or use Really Simple SSL, doesn't really matter, but don't get pulled into their pro version , the best feature of which was supposed to be SSL Certificate Generation but if you have to manually do that every 3 months, it makes more sense to just use any other similar service out there.
2022년 9월 18일
9/18/22 I have been using WP Force SSL for 6 months now. Its great when its working, but not so great if you need someone to contact for help. Its via a email window, that sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't. The response time is days, and the response seems to be irrelevant, as though they did not read the description of the problem at all. Just push you off. I am having a product problem, where the plug in is not displaying on my screen with all the tabs that should be there. So this is something I cannot fix and need direction on whether its at their end or if I reload the plugin, will it lose its license and the membership associated with that, etc. Who knows? Getting frustrated. Also, if you are not super adept at all things WP and SSL, you may not realize you have to RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATE every three months— they send email warnings that you will expire in xx days, everyday. So when you go to do this, it is on the complicated side and sometimes it is not seamless. You have to go into your own hosts' platform and update the certificate and the private key. If you need help with this, well, good luck. I am just saying that its a good product when it works. If you are having issues, you are kind of on your own.
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  • 2022/01/12
  • added admin Dashboard widget


  • 2021/12/28
  • new GUI & features
  • PRO version available


  • 2021/01/30
  • added flyout menu


  • 2020/09/30
  • minor bug fixes
  • added promo for WP 301 Redirects PRO
  • 602,200 downloads; 100,000 installations


  • 2020/01/22
  • minor bug fixes
  • 384,400 downloads; 90,000 installations


  • 2019/09/23
  • complete rewrite of entire WP Force SSL plugin
  • added support for HSTS
  • 288,290 downloads; 80,000 installations


  • Changed function naming to avoid conflicts reported by users.


  • Dropping support for PHP 5.3: Only 15.9% of the people that use WordPress use PHP 5.3, it reached end of life and you should ask your host to upgrade.


  • Fixed an issue where some users were getting a error message for no valid header when activating the plugin.


  • Dropping support for PHP 5.2: Only 5.7% of the people that use WordPress use PHP 5.2, it’s old, buggy, and insecure.


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  • initial release