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Note: It is only possible to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation if there is a valid SSL certificate installed for its domain/subdomain. You can enable a free Let's Encrypt certificate with a single click using the SSL/HTTPS -> Let's Encrypt certificates section of the Control Panel as described in our Let's Encrypt certificates article.

You can use the WordPress Manager in the hosting Control Panel to force HTTPS for a WordPress installation by following the steps below:

  1. Access the hosting Control Panel.

  2. Navigate to the WordPress Manager.

  3. Find the WordPress installation in the list, and click on the Manage button next to it. This will take you to the management page for the WordPress installation.

  4. Select the Yes checkbox under Use HTTPS.

    WordPress Site URL

  5. Click on the Change button.

When you force HTTPS for WordPress, the tool performs the following actions:

  • Creates a temporary backup of the WordPress installation for quick and easy restoration in case of problems. For more information, you can check our Creating, downloading, and restoring from WordPress backups article.
  • Changes the Site URL (WordPress Address) setting.
  • Changes the Home (Site Address) setting.
  • Replaces the current address with the new address in the database.

Note: If there are any hard-coded links of the website's URL in the WordPress files, you will need to update them manually.