I had a horrible ordeal with DNS after the transition that Mike spent 2 hours getting fixed (GoDaddy blows). That was the biggest issue, so for the first week after transition, the site has been running without the SSL transferred. I did set up the redirect script immediately after XF installation, but since the SSL was not transferred, I could not test the redirect script. Any google links clicked resulted in an error regarding the length of the string or whatever.
The SSL cert has now been installed on xfhost. However, all my google links are prefaced with https since that's how they were on the old site. The result is that the links now find the site OK, but I get a 404 error.
For example, google this:
L2 algae scrubber site:www.turbosaquatics.com
All these links go to 404.
How do I fix this? Do I have to make the XF https throughout, and will that hose anything up since it has been running http for a week? Or should I do a 301 redirect in .htaccess, and leave the site http?
Is there any reason why I should or should not run the entire site secure?
I will eventually add a cart and that was the main reason I got the SSL in the first place.