SSL for WordPress

Force WordPress SSL (HTTPS)

The links above are pretty good so follow them but I would use the following amendment to the .htaccessfile…

# HTTP to HTTPS redirect
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L,NE]

# BEGIN WordPress
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
# END WordPress

Make sure you put the rewrite section ABOVE the default WordPress section.