I am looking for a way (which may not exist) to have a SSL on all domains in my Wordpress installation that is hosted by Bluehost. OR at least fix the "customize theme" view errors I'm seeing. I have the main domain going through SSL that came with my Bluehost contract. The Wordpress installation is a multi-site set up using the domain mapper plugin. The additional sites are all parked (they don't have to be, it was just the easiest for me to set up) domains. The rest of the magic comes from the domain mapping plugin which maps subdomain.maindomain.com to subdomain.com.

The issue I am having is when I go to one of the subdomains dashboard. Then from the wordpress menu on the left "Appearance > Customize"; The viewer which is the rendered website to the right will not display, and the left menu bar which gives you all the customization options. The rendered website does not display because of the invalid cert for subdomain.maindomain.com. Which make sense. But I can't customize it at all until this is resolved.

Is there a way to fix the appearance view? Or do I "have" to buy a wildcard cert and install it? Can I not just add some redirect rules to the .htaccess file? Something along the lines of,

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?maindomain.com$
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?maindomain.com$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

I've tried the Let's encrypt WP plugin, which only to find out after the fact it is no longer supported. Because nothing in their guide seemed to be working, and had to google around to find it. Then there was a force SSL plugin I tried which also, I can't seem to get to work. Maybe I'm missing something or have it set up wrong.

Anyone else have this issue and figure out how to fix it? I am really trying to avoid paying for a wildcard cert because of the price, it is cheaper to break the second site out to it's own Bluehost instance. But this is a huge pain to manage the two now. And I have plans for a third and probably a 4th. At that point, it will be a huge pain.

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