Since patching the Secure-Admin plugin a few months back, the download count and positive feedback has been fantastic.

I’ve recently adapted it to work with PHP 5.2 and, due to popular request, also expanded the featureset to cater for Shared SSL setups.

In light of the expanding featureset I’ve decided to rename the plugin to Admin-SSL (more…)

shared_ssl.gifThe original Secure-Admin plugin supported only Private SSL. This meant if you wanted to secure your Wordpress login and administration pages you needed to purchase and setup a Private SSL certificate from a certificate authority and a dedicated IP address from your host.

Since many of us are given free Shared SSL with our shared hosting plans and have no further need for a dedicated IP, I decided to modify the Secure-Admin code to cater for those that wanted to add SSL security without the need for extra requirements. (more…)

100The secure-admin plugin download count has just hit the 100 mark in about a week! Glad people are finding it useful!

Thanks to those that have blogged about or linked to I’m continuously updating the site and publishing tasks on the Task List for anyone that’s interested in upcoming features…

SSL SecurityUpdate (16th April): Now compatible with PHP 5.2.1!
Update (19th April): Now supports Shared SSL certificates!

Update (24th April): Plugin renamed to ‘Admin-SSL’ now sports SSL encryption and my intention is to apply the security to parts of the site that handle sensitive information.

The Story
I’ve been spending a long while looking for the most efficient way to make use of an SSL certificate with WordPress. Although there have been some promising solutions out there, the majority required hacking at the code and didn’t seem elegant enough to me. (more…)