Enable SSL (recommended)

We recommend using an SSL certificate on your WordPress website. Memberful signs WordPress users into your WordPress website, and if you're not using SSL, that information is less secure. This is true even if you aren't using Memberful. All our recommended WordPress hosting providers support easy SSL certificate installation. If you're looking for a free high-quality SSL certificate we recommend Let's Encrypt.

WordPress SSL settings

Important note about installation: You must have a valid SSL certificate installed before following these instructions. If you force SSL without a valid SSL certificate, you will be locked out of your WordPress dashboard.

After successfully installing an SSL certificate on your website you should take the following steps to enable it:

  1. Set your WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) in your WordPress settings (Settings → General) to start with https and disconnect/reconnect the Memberful WordPress plugin.
  2. Force SSL logins by adding define('FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true); to your wp-config.php file.
  3. Confirm all http traffic is being redirected to https. Your hosting provider can help with this.

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