Really Simple SSL plugin


I am using Really Simple SSl plugin in wordpress and I encountered this issue,

The mixed content fixer could not be detected due to a cURL error: cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate . cURL errors are often caused by an outdated version of PHP or cURL and don’t affect the front-end of your site. Contact your hosting provider for a fix.

Please help me, I am new in creating and managing website.

Have you already installed a SSL certificate on your website? You should do that and then try again.

I’m using the ZeroSSL certificate and already uploaded it in cpanel but it seems that ZeroSSL was not able to check the installation.

Here’s the error:
It looks like your certificate has not been installed yet. Please check for errors and try again.

Hope that this problem can be solve :frowning:

If the plugin is causing this issue, perhaps add this code at the top of your .htaccess. It can be found in the /htdocs dir. Here:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Now you can safely remove the plugin, as this code will do the same. Also please make sure that the SSL, is installed properly.

I’ve checked on ssllabs and my website have the certificate. Does it has anything to do with the type of server? If so, what is the server type?

Did you download it in the cPanel format? CSR is not needed.

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Please try creating an ssl from here: ZeroSSL is also supported. This method and the interface in best with simplicity.

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I’ve tried that but nothing change :frowning:

Done creating the ssl and the error is gone but there’s another error from the plugin. Can you help me?

Here’s the info:
The .htaccess redirect rules selected by this plugin failed in the test. Set manually or dismiss to leave on WordPress redirect.

BEGIN rlrssslReallySimpleSSL rsssl_version[5.1.0]

RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forwarded-Proto} !https RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/\.well-known/acme-challenge/ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [R=301,L] # END rlrssslReallySimpleSSL

I feel like I want to give up :sweat_smile: but then I still want to learn how to solve these issues, I hope you can bear with me :bowing_woman:

Did you install the new SSL certificate in vPanel?

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

Just add this in .htaccess file. The plugin is of no need then. The code you provided earlier does the same task.


thank you so much!! I thought the plugin was a must since there’s many tutorials that use it. Now my website is secure, thanks for helping me :bowing_woman: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Really Simple SSL can be used, but not all features work. Using the plugin for SSL redirects works, but features like the mixed content checker do not.

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