I have tried that, but Really Simply SSL only works for actual CPanel as it requires a CPanel link ending in :2083 which we do not have as we do not use CPanel. This was confirmed by a admin in another post, therefore that method does not work.
So, I tried the “Free SSL Certificates” and I got to a point where it asked me to add a CNAME record, which I did. It then issued the SSL certificate. When I tried activating it, I get a “NO SSL CERTIFCATE WAS FOUND”.
Yes, I tried those. I even installed a plugin which searches your WordPress database for all occurrences of a word and replaces it with your chosen word.
I chose for it to search for my site name with http and then replace it with https.
I did however figure something out. When I press ‘Update’ (only on my widget page do I get this offline issue), in the console it returns with the below error:
Access to fetch at 'https://infinityfree.net/errors/403/' (redirected from 'https://website/wp-json/batch/v1?_locale=user') from origin 'https://website' has been blocked by CORS policy: Response to preflight request doesn't pass access control check: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. If an opaque response serves your needs, set the request's mode to 'no-cors' to fetch the resource with CORS disabled.
“No ‘Access-Control-Allow-Origin’ header is present on the requested resource” - This seems to be causing the issue, I am unsure how to add that to the request?
Here is a comment on a post, from the admin, in reply to another user who posted the same error:
The CORS blocking is probably not the issue, it’s the fact that your site is trying to load a page which redirects to our 403 Forbidden error. If you ensure that the required URLs in your site don’t return a 403 Forbidden error, then the CORS issue will be gone too.
I do not understand how this can be the case, because all I am trying to do is get rid of a default widget.
I have not migrated WordPress from anywhere else. In terms of disabling the widget, why would I want to do that? I have a sidebar widget menu, and I want to get rid of one of the items in it (such as ‘Recent Posts’).