WP new site falls apart with Certbot cert

The site looked like a standard new WP installation until I issued the certbot command and selecting the option to redirect all traffic to the https version. Then it turned into what you see now (see below for details).

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My domain is: osspix.co.uk

I ran this command: certbot --apache

It produced this output: certificate authorised and configured, along with apache virtual secure domain

My web server is (include version): Not sure I understand this question. It’s a racked server which I rent. Is that what is meant?

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Debian 9 (Stretch)

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: self-managed by shell access

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): Yes

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): certbot 0.28.0

It’s not too hard to fix! You just need to update your WordPress Site URL to use https instead of http. Otherwise, you have what’s called mixed content, which appears blank.

Have a look at https://wordpress.org/support/article/changing-the-site-url/

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Thanks _az, that did the job. Much appreciated.

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