Keywords: WordPress - AWS - Technical issue - Secure Connections (SSL/HTTPS)
I've been trying to secure my site to work with HTTPS but can't get it working. I requested a public SSL certificate via ACM, received it and connected to my domain/added the correct CNAME to my DNS settings, then deployed it by adding a load balancer connected to my EC2 instance for my site domain.
I'm not entirely sure if I have the correct settings on the load balancer but I am assuming it is working because ACM is now stating that the certificate is "in use" but I still can't load my site using HTTPS (it has been a little over an hour and it said to wait "a few minutes").
I have a hosted zone set up for my domain on Route 53 and have submitted a transfer request today. I'm not sure if this would affect the delay in securing my site.
I have the Really Simple SSL plugin activated on WordPress and I am getting error messages that "SSL is not enabled yet" and ".htaccess is not writable. Set 301 WordPress redirect, or set the .htaccess manually if you want to redirect in .htaccess." I am also unable to edit my url address in WordPress settings.
I would like to find out the simplest way to secure my site to use HTTPS. It is a personal portfolio website with very little traffic. Thank you.