I have a WordPress install where all the links are https://example.com. So, users that try to access the site via https://www.example.com will see the site, but none of the images and resources will load.

How do I force all users to be redirected to the same domain? I'd rather have everyone at https://example.com.

Is this something I can do through the domain's DNS settings, in the host/server, or in WordPress itself?

Update: I am using Apache.

Update 2:

All the conditions I am trying to catch:

User types,

  1. http://example.com
  2. http://www.example.com
  3. https://example.com
  4. https://www.example.com
  5. example.com
  6. www.example.com

As I understand, conditions 5 and 6 should be the same as 1 and 2. But I put it there, just in case. Condition 3 is where I want users to go, so that should work by default.

1-6 should redirect to -> https://example.com


What webserver are you running on?


To remove www in nginx do the following.

if ($host = 'www.example.com' ) {
    rewrite  ^/(.*)$  http://example.com/$1  permanent;

That will strip the www.

To force https:

rewrite ^ https://$server_name$request_uri? permanent;

Along those lines.


Force https:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^/?(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]

Strip www:

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www\.(.+)$
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://%1/$1 [R=301,L]
  • Thanks I will give it a try and get back to you. I am on Apache. I should have noted that.
    – gdaniel
    Jan 19 '15 at 23:19
  • One warning- %{SERVER_NAME} may not always give you what you expect. Check it first. You can use PHP for this. You can always use the target domain name for this example if you need to.
    – closetnoc
    Jan 20 '15 at 1:54
  • Better to use a server block with Nginx like this: server { listen 443; server_name www.example.tld; return 301 https://example.tld$request_uri; ... } because if is evil and the official docs say "It's generally a good idea to avoid it if possible." Jan 20 '15 at 19:59
  • I think I got it to work. It's hard to say because different browsers are giving me different results. The redirect seems to work fine if the http is actually typed, but if the user only enter mydomain.com, then the user still get's the http page.
    – gdaniel
    Jan 20 '15 at 22:15
  • I updated my questions with all conditions that I am trying to catch.
    – gdaniel
    Jan 20 '15 at 22:36

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