How To Implement SSL To Secure HTTP Traffic (HTTPS)

How To Implement SSL To Secure HTTP Traffic (HTTPS)

Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.0
  2. 1.1
  3. 1.2
  4. 1.3
  5. 1.4
  6. 1.5
This guide should hopefully explain all of the steps required to switch an XF installation from using HTTP to HTTPS.
So for example, instead of the site URL being it will be

What is HTTPS?...
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I have been dreading doing the conversion for a couple of years now! I finally had to bite the bullet and do it. It took me a couple hours, and that included getting distracted a bit. The only glitch I had was having to convert the background image, and the info how to use the console to find problems made it simple to track down. Well done!
Exactly what I needed. Simple and to the point! Thank you very much! I'm now running secure every page load :)
Great & simple as always. Thanks man appreciate it greatly saved me so much hassle couldn't figure this out!
Thanks for this guide, very thorough and extremely useful. Helped ensure my site had a smooth transition to HTTPS.
I must say very very helpful guide for implementing HTTPS/SSL. Must be looked at before doing so. Thank You for helping.
Lifesaving and perfect, especially when I re-read it and fixed my mistakes. Thanks so much, this was amazing.
Thankful to have step-by-step instructions so that I know I'm not forgetting anything. Helped me a lot, thank you.
This article gave me exactly the items I needed to resolve mixed content errors in the browser. I already had the Apache items done and needed the xenforo specific items
Very helpful. My website now forces HTTPS after we got hacked a while ago. This way, all information are secure!
... awesome. Well written, functional and cool as **** ! If I can do it, anybody can. Great feature to add to a site.