Can I force SSL on my site?

Updated on October 20th, 2020

You sure can!

Just head to the site’s Advanced tab, and you’ll find the Force HTTPS toggle switch. (This will only appear once you have an installed and active SSL certificate, of course.)

Flip the switch ON and we’ll redirect all your site’s traffic to HTTPS at the server level automatically!


Once you force HTTPS on a site, your browser will require all assets on the site to be served via HTTPS. If your site has hard-coded paths to HTTP, they will throw ‘insecure asset’ errors and not be allowed to load.

For more information, check out this help article: How do I fix insecure content?

Still need help?

If you want to install Flywheel’s free Simple SSL on your site, check out this help article: How do I add Simple SSL to my site?

If you’d like to bring your own SSL certificate from a third party, we can help with that too! Check out this help article: How do I install a third-party SSL certificate with Flywheel?

If you’re still running into snags, our Happiness Engineers are here to help!

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