If mixed content is a problem that you’ve been battling with your website, then fear not because this is something that has become more of a prevalent problem we’ve seen a lot more in recent years.
During the past few years, https:// has become the favourable protocol.
Fundamentally this is due to the protocol providing more security and encryption of data for websites.
Moreover, its essential for processing of certain payments and APIs, as well as protection from unwanted intruders & hackers.
Most modern hosting providers will provide auto-SSL certificates to any domains that you host with them. It goes without saying that websites displaying “Not Secure” is an issue which some visitors may pick up on and be deterred from making any purchases from your website.
Not only this, but utilising https:// protocol is also a mandatory requirement for certain payment gateways to process credit cards transaction
If you are a freelancer or web developer that manages websites then no doubt you will have come across the issue of mixed content when changing URL paths from http:// to https://
Luckily on WordPress, this doesn’t have to be done manually. In fact, it’s possible to do in one click.
The solution is much easier than you might think..
To fix the problem of mixed content displaying your websites as unsecured within your chosen browser, then use Really Simple SSL, you can download the product here or from directly within your WordPress website.
Remember to make sure you already have an SSL certificate assigned to the domain name, the plugin won’t work otherwise.
Once activated, simply run the plugin with one click and then it will automatically resolve any file path issues which you had previously on your website, presenting you with a green padlock and “Secure” next to your domain name within the address bar.
The plugin is also regularly updated, so it is currently one of the best options to fix the issue of mixed content within WordPress.
What was once a painstaking task can now be completed in a matter of seconds.
Try this simple trick and save yourself some valuable time!