Friends, are you also getting mixed content errors on your WordPress website? If yes, then this article is for you because in this article we will tell you this. That’s how you can fix mixed content errors in your WordPress.
Let us tell you that mixed content error is shown due to nothing but incorrect HTTP and SSL settings. By the way, many times it does not affect the functionality of your website.
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But often it affects the SEO and user experience of your website. So in this article, we will show you how you can fix mixed content errors in WordPress.
What is Mixed Content Error in WordPress
As we all know today that since July 2018, Google Chrome has officially started showing all HTTP websites as insecure. Because of this currently all website and blog owners have to use HTTPS or SSL certificates on their websites and blog.
By using these SSL certificates, it is that whatever data is transferred from your website to the user’s browser through SSL. SSL adds an additional layer of security to that data. So that both the privacy of the users and the website of the website owner remain secure from hackers.
This is the reason that currently, all search engines like Google recommend using SSL on all types of websites. By the way, buying an SSL certificate is very demanding for those whose budget is less.
So now there are many such best WordPress hosting companies in the market. Which offers you free SSL with its web hosting packages. If you have taken hosting for your website from any such hosting provider company.
Which does not provide you with a free SSL certificate. Then you can get free SSL for your WordPress website through Let’s Encrypt.
When you have properly implemented SSL on your website. Then you start showing a green padlock icon next to the URL of your website in the browser address bar.
On the other hand, if you are not able to set up your HTTPS/SSL settings properly on your website. Then in the browser address bar, next to the URL of your website, instead of a green padlock icon, an info sign or broken padlock icon appears.
Which indicates that your website is using an SSL certificate. But despite this, there is some content on your website that is still showing on your website with non-HTTPS URLs.
If this error is present on only one single item, then you can manually fix this error. For this, you just have to fix it by editing the post, page, or theme file, where this error is shown to you.
Well friends, in most cases, these items are dynamically added through WordPress itself. Or else they are stored in your database, then in such conditions, it becomes very difficult to detect all of them and fix them all manually.
Fix Mixed Content Errors in WordPress
The first thing you have to do is that you first have to activate it by installing the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin. For more information, you can read this article of ours How to Install a WordPress Plugin – Step by Step.
Once you install and activate the plugin in your WordPress. After that you have to visit Settings >> SSL Insecure Content page to configure the plugin settings.
This plugin provides us with different levels of improvement to fix mixed content errors. In this article, we will explain each one of them very well. So that you can understand well what each one of them does and which of them will be the best for you.
1. Simple: This is one of the fast and most recommended methods for all new users. Because it automatically fixes the mixed content error in WordPress for scripts, stylesheets, and WordPress media library images in WordPress.
2. Content: If the simple method is not able to fix the mixed content error in your WordPress then you should use this method. Because it uses all the features of the simple method apart from checking for improvements inside WordPress content and text widgets.
3. Widgets: This includes all the improvements applied at the content level as well as additional fixes (improvements) in addition to the resources loaded on all WordPress widgets on your website.
4. Capture: This method captures everything from header to footer on all the pages on your website. After that replace all URLs with HTTPS. But let us tell you that it is slow and it also affects the performance of your website.
5. Capture all: Friends, if you have used all the above methods. Despite this, if the error has not been fixed, then you should try this method last. Now since this method tries to fix everything. That’s why you might get to see some unexpected behavior on your website. Apart from this, it may be that due to this there will be a more negative impact on the performance of your website.
Once you have selected the content fix level, after that you have to scroll down and go to the HTTPS detection section. This is where you can choose how to detect HTTPS content on your website.
Now you have to use the default option, WordPress function, which works well for most websites. Just below that, you will find other options which are particularly useful.
If you are using Cloudflare CDN, Nginx web server, and many more. In such a situation, you have to select that method. In which you feel that based on your particular setup, it is applicable on your website.
When you have completed all the settings, after that you have to click on the button to save changes. So that all the changes you have made can be stored.
Now you have to visit your website back to see whether the insecure content issues on your website are resolved or not. But before that, you have to make sure that you have cleared your WordPress cache. Before you go to your website and check.
Friends, even after doing all this, the mixed content error in your WordPress is still not fixed. So you have to go back to the plugin’s settings page and readjust all the fixed levels again.
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