SSL not working on WordPress site

I’ve looked through lots of questions on this, but can’t seem to figure this out. I followed the one-click WordPress install and set up a Let’s Encrypt SSL, but https isn’t working on my site, and after following a recommendation to change the URL in the settings within Wordpress from http to https, I can no longer even get into wp-admin (since it’s forwarding to https). The main site works, but only on http. Can anyone give me some guidance?


Hi @caretx,

Thank you for the confirmation, it’s possible the first time you tried it for the domain to still have been propagating and thus LE failing to verify it.

I ended up starting from scratch with a new droplet. I created the droplet without the SSL, waited a couple hours to make sure the site was working (I kept getting timeout errors bit they resolved after waiting for a bit), then created the SSL cert manually within the console (and again waited… maybe I was just being too impatient). It’s now working. Thanks for the responses.

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Hi @caretx,

Usually when installing the one-click Wordpress application in the setup (in yout terminal) it ask if you want to first install Let’s Encrypt and the redirect to https. Did you go through those options?

Additionally, can you confirm if you have an SSL configuration file created on the droplet as well. It should be located in the /etc/apache2/sites-enabled and the conf should be named 000-default.conf.

If this hasn’t been created what I’ll recommend is use certbot, you should already have it installed by default on the droplet. The following command should help you wit that as well

sudo certbot --apache -d your_domain -d www.your_domain

Regards, KFSys