A common mistake people make is thinking that just transitioning from an HTTP connection to an HTTPS one is all it takes for your site to improve your site. People often even do not know anything about mixed content, what it is, how to identify it, but also how to fix errors in relation to them. In this article, we would like to talk to you about them and give you a few tips and tricks on how to deal with it them in the future in case you come across them.
Mixed content, in the easiest words, said is the result of a part of your site’s content loading securely and some of it loading insecurely. This results in our visitors being shown a warning, whether your content is secure or not. The problem with this Is the fact that even If you do have an HTTPS connection, the connection itself does not secure your content.
If there is any kind of insecure content on the site, the whole site simply becomes vulnerable. This means that just a few lines of content can risk everything you do regarding your site and compromise your site’s overall security. Your page can become a target for hackers, any passwords used on your site can be compromised, your visitors can be redirected to another site without knowing it, and so on. All in all, you want to take any possible measures that you can to prevent this from happening.
In this article, we would like to go over some of the tips and tricks on finding any possible mixed content on your site, but also how to fix any kind of errors that might result from its presence.
Believe it or not, there is a tool on the market that can greatly help you to deal with anything that is related to mixed content. This means you can get this tool, and it will do scans for mixed content, and if it finds anything that it might consider a threat, it will let you know.
We are talking about WP Force SSL. It consists of some super powerful features that help you manage your site in the easiest way possible. Amongst these features is the Mixed Content Scanner, which is the most relevant to our today’s article (but if you are interested in what else WP Force SSL offer, feel free to pay their website a visit.). the tool offers most features that are related to SSL, like SSL monitoring, since it is the main reason for the tool getting started.
The mixed content scanner we have mentioned is a super powerful feature that will help everyone. You are probably wondering: “How does it work?”. Well, in the easiest words said, all it takes is a single click of a button, and from there, the tool does it all. It starts by scanning every single page of your site, top to bottom.
After a few minutes, and of course, in case any possible mixed content is found, the tool will list all of the posts and pages where they were found. All you have to do from there is replace
This article was written by Aida Patak and originally published on WP Newsify.