I’ve been futzing around with SSL on this site since last December. I’ve had about 4 attempts and it just never seemed to work.
Earlier this evening I was thinking about getting a second Linode just to get a fresh start. I was this close to getting it when I thought, what the hell, let me try to work it out one more time.
And this time it actually worked.
I’m not really sure what I did differently, but using this site seemed to make all of the difference.
The only other thing I had to do was make a change in the word press settings (from
https) and enable a plugin Really Simple SSL and it finally worked.
I even got an ‘A’ from SSL Labs!
Again, not really sure why this seemed so hard and took so long.
I guess sometimes you just have to try over and over and over again