How to use shared SSL with WordPress admin login

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datamason / 24 Points
2013-08-01 2:59 pm EST
How do I do that???


brings me to this error immediately:
Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to
SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length.
(Error code: ssl_error_rx_record_too_long)

What do I have to know to work admin access to WordPress using shared-SSL?

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16,349 Points
2013-08-01 3:40 pm EST
Hello Datamason,

Thanks for the question and sorry for the frustration you may be having with the shared ssl you're trying to use with WordPress. The good news is that you're not the only one who's had this problem, so there is a suggested solution. The Wordpress Codex has this post about the issue: Using a Shared SSL. The main issue in the posts are using it for a sub-directory, but it also applies for your purpose.

WordPress is URL-centric in that it uses the URL that you designated during installation and generates the links that a user will see BASED on that URL. So, the main problem with using a shared SSL is that it is totally dissimilar from your original URL. The solution that this user discovered in resolving his issue is tailor-made to solve your problem: Wordpress HTTPS. It's free and is the solution we recommend for this issue. Make sure to review the plugin page for notes and troubleshooting information should you run into any problems.

I hope this solves the problem for you! Please let us know if you require any further assistance!

Arnel C.

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