November 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm #2252
Ok, so I am hosting my website with HostGator… I have a private SSL certificate with HostGator.com for my website.
For some odd reason, the ‘masterlock symbol’ of the ssl certificate at the top web address bar is no longer green. It’s now gray with either a yellow “attention symbol” hovering over it or a big red X on top.
All of my images are hosted on my site under my media library.. I deactivated all of my plugins other than WP eStore and Affiliate Program…
I contacted HostGator, they said “I have verified that your SSL is valid. Your site is using links that are not secure. When an SSL secured site has content from non-secure sources, such as hotlinked images, the page will not fully validate as secure, so you have to copy that content to our server and use reference links that are secured by the SSL. ” ….
So why in the world is my masterlock not going back to green as secured? No customers will buy from my site if it has a unsecure logo on it….
My website is [www.MyBigCartel.com]
Any help is appreciated, thank you.November 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm #26658
Your site has one unsecured image:
Change it to an https reference.
I also run my site in full time SSL mode. I am always fighting plugins that contain non-secured external image references.November 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm #26659
thanks for your fast reply, how would i go about doing that? I can’t find that flash player.gif image in my media library or my site anywhere? Would that be because my artisteer theme has a animated flash header you think?
If i just take the flash off my header, it should be fixed?November 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm #26660
You have a header at the top of your page that contains flash code. It has some kind of logic, so that if a browser without flash is detected; it displays the download Adobe flash button. Try looking in your theme files.
As stated above, this is going to be an ongoing battle. Every time a plugin or theme update becomes available, you will have to go through the exercise of editing out non https references.November 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm #26661
holy crap your the man! i took the flash off my theme and wha-la, all fixed! Thanks for your help. I will be sure to keep referencing this topic to update other plugins as there updated and so on. Thanks so much.November 17, 2010 at 11:50 pm #26662
Hint: Beware of the following plugins and widgets…
* Google Voice
Everytime they change their code, I have to pre-qualify the changes before I install them.
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