How to forward all WordPress pages from HTTP to HTTPS

Redirecting a WordPress website from HTTP to HTTPS is not as easy as it should be. I have yet to understand why there isn’t a simple checkbox to complete this task. There’s also numerous references which provide inaccurate information of how to accomplish this task. I’ll explain how to accomplish this with Apache, Nginx, IIS, as well as some popular web hosting control panels. These configuration changes are not WordPress-specific and can be referenced for any type of website. 

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Get started with FoundationPress theme for WordPress

FoundationPress is an amazing template for WordPress built on top of Zurb’s Foundation framework. It’s responsive, easily customized, and is very well documented by both Zurb and the community. In my opinion it’s one of the best frameworks available. The most powerful way to take advantage of Foundation is by leveraging SCSS (Sassy Cascading Style Sheet). I highly recommend checking out the Foundation Kitchen Sink for a quick look at Foundation’s default but easily customized styling.  (more…)