You will first need to disable a security protocol setup in Defender Pro that prevents the execution of PHP files.

  1. Open your ftp client, like filezilla for example, and open your website.
  2. Look for the folder wp-content/plugins/really-simple-ssl
  3. Look for the file “force-deactivate.txt”, and rename it to “force-deactivate.php”.
  4. Open your browser, and open the following url: http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-content/plugins/really-simple-ssl/force-deactivate.php (don’t forget to change yourdomain.com in your own domain.
  5. Clear your browser cache, or visit your site with another browser to prevent the browser from redirecting you to https.

Important! Take care to use http://, and not https://. If you don’t have an SSL certificate, the deactivation page won’t load on https!

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