How to Migrate your WordPress Website from Http to Https?

http to https

Most of the bloggers got mails from google search console, who are using these tool get notifications from google, they also provide crawl errors details and page not found issues. if you don’t register for this, register now your website for google webmaster tool.

Now migrating blog from http to https is a challenging task, some time it causes big issues like urls not working and site get down. Today i came up with migration steps to move your wordpress blog from http to https.

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HTTP To HTTPS Migration Steps

1. Take complete website backup:

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you have to take complete wordpress website backup, if your are using godaddy you can simply login to your cpanel and go to file manager and click public_html folder. take all file into zip and right click to download for future use.

once that process is completed you can go to mysql database section and take complete database backup and keep it safely in your computer.

2. Purchase Best SSL Certificate:

If you are using godaddy web hosting you can purchase their standard SSL certificate, which offers SHA-2 and 2,048-bit encryption – the strongest in the market.

They also offer McAfee secure with SSL certificate, which creates more trust on your website.

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You can setup your ssl certificate using godaddy single click setup in your dashboard, it takes 72 hours to reflect to your website.No technical skills needed

3. Update .htaccess file

Now move to your root folder in godaddy file manager and and open .htaccess file and add below code, which helps to redirect your website from http to https website.

Please check rewriteEngine on or not, don’t duplicate it.
Make sure the lines beginning RewriteCond and RewriteRule immediately follow the already-existing RewriteEngine On


4. Update your site url to http to https in mysql database

Now copy your backup mysql file in desktop and open with editplus or any other editing tools you have, now search for your http://www.domainname.com and replace with https://www.domainname .com and check thoroughly once and save your mysql file.

Now go to your mysql database section in your godaddy hosting service, and replace with latest mysql database.

5. wordpress really simple ssl plugin

After all above steps, your website will start working and you can see lock symbol on browsers. Now login to your website and goto plugins section on your website and click add new plugin to install wordpress really simple ssl plugin, which helps you to redirect all your google indexed urls from http to https.

6. Add https website to google webmaster tool

Now login to your google webmaster tool and add this property to your account, and then add https site map to your google webmaster console, which takes 2 to 3 weeks to update your indexed http urls to https urls.

Now delete your old http property from your google webmaster console, because we should not confuse google for indexing and we should not duplicate urls.

7. Update google analytics

Now login to your google analytics account to update your latest https domain, for this you need to click admin section on left menu and move to property management and update your url from http to https.

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