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Fixing OptimizePress after adding SSL

Fixing OptimizePress After Adding SSL to Your Website

Yesterday I added an SSL certificate to a client’s website. This client has OptimizePress already installed and dozens of opt-in pages and sales pages previously created using the OptimizePress plugin. Adding the SSL certificate, which was done with a SiteGround plugin that automated the entire process, went smoothly, until…

I immediately got an alert that OptimizePress key was not working. So I figured it was because of the switch from http to https. Yep…just needed to re-save the current key and all was well.


After I did that, the green padlock symbol changed to gray with a red slash through it. Sigh.

So obviously that had to do with OptimizePress also. I realized it didn’t update the links and locations that are in those pages. Ugh… I really didn’t want this 5 minute task to turn into a 5 hour chore of digging through ALL of those pages to update each individual image and link.

Realizing that others likely had the same problem, and hoping for an easy solution, I went to the OptimizePress support page and quickly found what was needed.

Here are the steps to resolve SSL security issues with OptimizePress after installing a new certificate on a site with older pages.

First, re-save the general dashboard settings of OptimizePress, which will re-validate your API key.

Now, you will need to download the Helper Tools plugin that OptimizePress has created to update links and images after you migrate a site to a new URL. It will work the same for this SSL purpose. Click here to access those instructions and the plugin.

It will download a .zip file. Save this to your computer, do not unzip it.

Go to the plugins areas of the website you are working on. Install the plugin by uploading it. Activate the plugin.

On the left side dashboard menu, go to Tools and then OP Helper Tools.

Click on Migrations.

In the entry for “Old domain”, type in your domain without the SSL certificate. Example: https://ponytailedprofessional.com.

In the entry for “New domain” type in your domain with the SSL certificate. Example: https://ponytailedprofessional.com.

Click migrate domain.

You will see a notification of the number of links that were updated and the lock symbol next to the URL in your browser should turn green immediately.

That’s it! I hope this worked well for you. I’d love to hear your comments. If you run into problems, feel free to ask.


Giving the WordPress Desktop Version a whirl!

I am hoping that I am in love! In love with the brand new desktop app for WordPress! I just read about it on the TechCrunch blog, downloaded it and am using it now to type this.

heroMy initial thoughts:

It was very simple to install, and after logging in it’s already linked to all of the blogs/websites that are connected to my WordPress account. Sweet! So I can go into any of them and type up a blog post or write page content without having to go to the URL on my browser and access it.

Looks like if you want to do some fancy stuff you will have to access the site directly, but for the normal user this is ideal!

One dislike I have at this point, however, is that it seems to have a bit of a drag to the typing. I type fast, around 100 wpm (with some mistakes…lol), and I have had to slow down while typing this because it keeps transposing my letters. Now like I typed them wrong, but like it bounced back and put letters before others I already typed. For example: When typing the words “content without” earlier I caught that it had typed “contnt withoute”. It took the e and put all the other letters in front of it. 🙁 But that’s probably just a little glitch that most people who type normal speed would never encounter and I’m sure it will be worked out soon.

Overall, so far, I’m loving this! You should give it a try.

Download it from the WordPress website at Desktop.WordPress.com. Follow the prompts and then log in with your WordPress.com id. If you have a hosted website, make sure JetPack is installed and connected to your WordPress.com account. Your website will show up under “My Sites” if it is. If not, you will have to set that up. (Need help?)

If you have multiple sites you will need to select the one you are writing for under “My Sites”. You will then see all of your posts and pages and can make edits to them as needed.

After publishing: It showed up on my site immediately! You should also set your featured image, your tags, etc, which are shown on the left sidebar area when you are writing.

Easy peasy! Let me know how you like it!