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SSL on single page with WordPress one-click install

  • Posted June 18, 2014

Hey. I’ve created a droplet with the WordPress one-click install on Ubuntu 14.04.

I’m running an e-commerce site and I’m hoping to secure the checkout page with SSL.

I’ve found <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-apache-for-ubuntu-14-04”>this tutorial</a>, but it seems to be for securing an entire site, which I don’t want to do.

I’m hoping to use the WordPress HTTPS plugin to secure just checkout page, so the SSL security needs to optional - all of the site will be accessed using http://, except for the one page in question which will be accessed via https://.

Anyone have any ideas? This is new to me, I’m competent but not when it comes to securing the site via SSL. Sorry if I’ve missed anything! :)

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Am not an Apache user but I think this should work. First generate your certificate and since your own an e-commerce website I suggest you use startssl.com. See here how to for the certificate: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-ssl-certificate-on-apache-for-ubuntu-12-04 Then create your .htaccess and add this <pre>RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /

force https

RewriteCond %{HTTPS} =off RewriteRule ^(checkout|cart).php$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]</pre>