Wordpress on SSL

Wordpress on SSL

Fix HTTPS Mixed Content

If the images or scripts are located on the same domain, you can access them relatively, rather than absolutely.

Relative protocol - change http:// to only // if supported by external host. Using this method, the browser will know that it must load the image securely if the web page is being loaded securely but it will also load the image normally if the page is not being accessed securely.

Change Assets from HTTP to HTTPS by using external URL’s without protocol prefix, as explained here

Automatic fix

We can use some plug-ins for the same purpose.

WordPress HTTPS plugin does exactly that, and we used it on muypotente.ch site.

Wordpress GUID’s

The term “GUID” stands for “Globally Unique Identifier” and is primarily used for RSS readers. They are supposed to be unique identifiers so RSS feeds don’t republish the same content over and over again.

A post or page GUID is always in the same format:

  • for a post: example.com/?p=N
  • for a page: example.com/?page_id=N

Important GUID Note Don’t use the GUID field. Ever

Note on inserting images in Wordpress

Q: Images are inserted into a post using their absolute URL, rather than a relative one. This seems short-sighted.

A: Images can be made root-relative by editing the path when you insert them. If you need to change old images, backup your database and do a search-replace.

Tools to detect mixed content

  • Why No Padlock?

  • Great plugin that logs all mixed-content is called HTTPS Mixed Content Detector *

  • SSL-check will crawl your HTTPS website and find unsecure content

Wordpress administration on SSL

You can read about it on Codex

More tools:

PhantomJS crawler written to detect Mixed Content bramus/mixed-content-scan spinkham/skipfish

How do I fix the SSL Mixed Content Error Message? – CloudFlare Support

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