Force HTTPS Tool Now Available on MyKinsta

Written on December 18, 2018.
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Using an SSL certificate and making sure all website visitors use the HTTPS protocol is a great way to increase your security and SEO rank. Since July Google has been marking all plain HTTP traffic unsafe – a great step towards a better internet.

Even if your website already utilizes HTTPS you may still have HTTP traffic. Saved bookmarks, internal links which still point to HTTP versions, Google may need time to update your search results, etc. A great solution is forcing all your HTTP traffic to redirect to the HTTPS version. We’ve been able to do this for you any time, but now we’ve released a tool which will allow you to set this up yourself in seconds. Get started by going to any of your sites and clicking on “Tools”.

Force HTTPS in MyKinsta

Force HTTPS in MyKinsta

Next, click the “Enable” button and choose the appropriate option in the modal. You can choose to use your primary domain as the destination or a requested alternative domain.

Force HTTPS Options

Force HTTPS Options

Note that if you use 3rd party proxies or if you had custom HTTPS rules set up forcing HTTPS may lead to some errors. If you notice any issues simply disable HTTPS forcing and contact support.

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