With a valid SSL Cert installed on your hosting account you’ll want to tell WordPress about your new domain name.
I have a new domain name?
Well, not exactly. Technically speaking you have a new URL. With your SSL Cert you can now direct people to your https:// address.
The domain name stays the same, the prefix is the obvious change.
In your WordPress dashboard there’s two fields that you’ll need to change.
That’s a start. We’re not done yet.
Next, we want to force all visitors to load the https version of our site. There’s a few ways to do that but if you are not familiar with .htaccess files you might use a plugin.
HINT: modifying your .htaccess file is better.
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