How to Fix SSL Error on Your WordPress Site

There are a few different ways you can try to fix an SSL error on your WordPress site. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Check the SSL certificate: Make sure the SSL certificate for your domain is properly installed and not expired. You can check the status of your SSL certificate by using a tool like SSL Shopper’s SSL Checker.

2. Force SSL in WordPress: If your SSL certificate is properly installed, you can try forcing SSL on your site by adding the following code to your WordPress .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

This will redirect all traffic to the HTTPS version of your site.

3. Update your WordPress site URL: If forcing SSL doesn’t work, you may need to update the WordPress site URL to use HTTPS. To do this, go to the WordPress dashboard and navigate to Settings > General. Then update the “WordPress Address (URL)” and “Site Address (URL)” fields to use HTTPS instead of HTTP.

4. Check for mixed content: Another common cause of SSL errors is mixed content, which is when a page is loaded over HTTPS but includes resources (such as images or scripts) that are served over HTTP. To fix mixed content issues, you can use a plugin like SSL Insecure Content Fixer to automatically update your site’s URLs to use HTTPS.

If these steps don’t help, you may need to consult your hosting provider or a WordPress developer for further assistance.

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