Below will be the steps to guide user to force WordPress with https:// connection.


1. Login into WordPress admin dashboard. eg: www.YOURDOMAIN.com/wp-admin

2. Select Settngs-> General

3. Under WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) update user domain to https://www.YOURDOMAIN.com.  The page will be as below:

4. Save.


Now 1 last step to complete the process. Open hosting .htaccess file and update the below code:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/$1 [R,L]
</IfModule>


Done!


NOTE: Please change YOURDOMAIN.com to user own domain. Example: For exabytes.com, YOURDOMAIN.com will change to exabytes.com.


Proceed to clear browser cache and browse the website as the WordPress webpage will automatically redirect with https:// connection page.


NOTE2: User might face "Not Secure" upon redirect to https:// webpage as it may seems there are some image or post link url might still referring to http://. Regarding this issue, user may alias with web developer to check on the connection or may search for WordPress plugins to fix the issue.


NOTE3: Hosting under Linux environment had been enabled with auto-SSL. For user under Windows, user will required to purchase SSL for the hosting.