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Forcing HTTP to HTTPS

Good Afternoon,

I've read through most of the threads dealing with forcing HTTP to HTTPS on this forum and others. I've done my best to follow the directions in modifying the .htaccess file in the root directory for the domain.

The SSL certificate appears to be working since the forum shows that its secured with the HTTPS prefix, however it's not redirecting as it should.

The way I have the root folder set up is with a wordpress installation in the root directory [which is properly redirecting with the HTTPS plugin] and then a subfolder for the forum which contains the XF installation.

However, nothing seems to work. I've uploaded the .htaccess file. Any help would be appreciated...

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I did this this week for our site.
Below is the .htaccess I'm using which works 100%.

# Mod_security can interfere with uploading of content such as attachments. If you
# cannot attach files, remove the "#" from the lines below.
#<IfModule mod_security.c>
# SecFilterEngine Off
# SecFilterScanPOST Off
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !on
RewriteRule (.*) https://thedarklight.eu/$1 [R=permanent,L,NC]
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/html "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 month"
ExpiresDefault "access 1 month"

ErrorDocument 401 default
ErrorDocument 403 default
ErrorDocument 404 default
ErrorDocument 500 default

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

# If you are having problems with the rewrite rules, remove the "#" from the
# line that begins "RewriteBase" below. You will also have to change the path
# of the rewrite to reflect the path to your XenForo installation.
#RewriteBase /xenforo

# This line may be needed to enable WebDAV editing with PHP as a CGI.
#RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^(data/|js/|styles/|install/|favicon\.ico|crossdomain\.xml|robots\.txt) - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]