Can't get https working on a Wordpress one-click install

I’ve got a Wordpress site set up with one-click.

I followed the various tutorials here and created a self-signed certificate and set it up with an Apache default-ssl.conf file. Apache is reloading, and the certificate is valid, according to (4 As).

So the certificate is valid and Apache works fine.

If I go to my Wordpress site with https, I get redirected to http, and the browser indicates the site is not private/secure.

If I go into my Wordpress settings (or config.php) and change the site and home url to https:// instead of http, if I go to the site (, the page no longer loads - it says it was redirected too many times. BUT I see the green lock in the upper left corner - it is a secure site.

Man I feel like I’m really close - any idea what’s going on here?

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Try this: create a file called test.php in your webroot directory visit

does it work? Getting the green lock? Okay, that means the settings in wordpress need to be updated…might be a plugin

does not work? still getting the redirect error? might be the .htaccess file…try deleting everything in your .htaccess

First of all, you can get green padlock with a self-signed certificate. Browsers will always going to trow an insecure connection error.

And about the redirect error, try adding these to wp-config.php

define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true);
if ($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_PROTO'] == 'https')

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