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redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:21 am
by mrwillow
Hi,

I have my site built with WB14 - www.theavenuemotionpicturecompany.com - and have now purchased through my server an SSL certificate. It is configured correctly at their end, but to redirect from http to https somehow I need some kind of plug-in/instruction on what to do. I really do not know anything about this, and therefore, from the top, am asking you.

Please advise,

DC

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:07 pm
by Pablo
You will need to configure this on the server in .htaccess

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:15 pm
by BaconFries
To do a redirect will require the use of a 301 .htaccess file. Which you or your host can configure on the server. It will also require that the server runs Apache for it to work.

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Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.yoursite\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yoursite.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:35 pm
by Williams
BaconFries wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:15 pm
To do a redirect will require the use of a 301 .htaccess file. Which you or your host can configure on the server. It will also require that the server runs Apache for it to work.

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Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.yoursite\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yoursite.com/$1 [L,R=301]


Here's another .htaccess file which's working for some servers

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RewriteEngine On 
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^example.com [NC]
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.example.com/$1 [R=301,L]
You will need to replace example.com with your domain name.

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:43 pm
by mrwillow
Hi all,

And thank you, though this is over my head as currently presented. May I ask for a step-by-step guide?

D.

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:49 pm
by Billywiz
You can create an htaccess file by opening a .txt file in Notepad, copy and paste BF's code into it then click File >> Save as. In the pop-up dialogue, make sure to type .htaccess as the file name, choose 'ALL FILES' in the 'Save as type' box, finally click Save button.
In your project open File publisher and add the file then when you publish the htaccess will be in the root of your website

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:07 pm
by mrwillow
Nope, sorry, not quite getting it. I've created a text file, c&p the code, closed the file, and manually renamed it ".htaccess" (and therefore it reads ".htaccess.txt"). Your next set of instructions are not clear to me. Am I supposed to add the code directly somewhere (in which case why would I need a txt file)? Or am I to attach the txt file somewhere - and if so, where?

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:24 pm
by Billywiz
Don't close and rename it, it will just be a text file. Follow the instructions step by step.

Can I contact you from your website, if so I will create an htaccess file for you and email it.

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:33 pm
by mrwillow
Ok, get the first bit and have now done correctly. The second set of instructions don't make sense. I open WB14, then open the Publisher - ??? Do you mean open WB14, then the project file, then publish? But even then what to do exactly with the .htaccess file?

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:40 pm
by Billywiz
Toolbox >extensions>miscellaneous>File publisher

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:39 pm
by mrwillow
Ok, there is a File Publisher Plus in the list, and I have now installed this. Do I then: i) from this Toolbox add this to just one, or every single, page within my Project? ii) open it and "Add Files", and locate the .htaccess file? iii) then publish the one page or entire website?

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:58 pm
by Billywiz
Drag "File Publisher" from Toolbox >>Miscellaneous not File Publisher Plus from "WYSIWYG web builder extensions" to your index page only, add .htaccess this will add it to the root of your website.

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:26 pm
by WWBman
Can you log on to your cPanel on your server?
Since it's a one-off exercise you can just upload the .htaccess file (without the .txt) to the public_html folder (or whichever yours is) and that's it.
If it's not too late I would first check whether there is already an .htaccess file there, sometimes the host puts one there first.
If so you will have to append the new code to the existing one.

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:34 pm
by mrwillow
Ok, this has totally screwed up.

I followed the correct instructions, but forgot to adapt "yoursite.com". So now when loading my site yoursite.com shows up. So I redid after adapting the code to the below, republished, but yoursite.com still shows up. Just calling my server, 123-reg, and they say that their systems are indicating a content change - which is correct - but I have no idea how to update appropriately. You would think it's a simple re-publish, but it isn't. Here's the adapted code,

Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\.theavenuemotionpicturecompany\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.theavenuemotionpicturecompany.com/$1 [L,R=301]

Re: redirect to https

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:38 pm
by mrwillow
In my control panel there is both a File folder and a public_html folder, the latter within the former. Placing the .htaccess file in either one makes no difference to the current situation.

Help.