SSL certificate (no green padlock) need to edit source code to https://


(David Spencer) #1

Successfully purchased and installed a SSL cert on my website, but I’m missing the ‘green padlock’ in the URL after republishing all my pages as https:// - This is due to http:// lines still being present in the source code.

I’ve located them and want to edit them, but I can’t see how I’m able to do this?

For example:

Insecure URL: http://w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js
Found in: https://spencertive.com/available-artwork/index.html

Is this possible and if so could I kindly ask help to run through it.

Cheers!


(Peter Danckwerts) #2

If your links are entered manually, I believe you can change them to omit the http:, so w.sharethis.com/button.js. See https://blog.httpwatch.com/2010/02/10/using-protocol-relative-urls-to-switch-between-http-and-https/


(Aaron Marquez) #3

I believe you can use the .htaccess file to rewrite URLs from http:// to https://.


(David Spencer) #4

Thanks, how do I find and access the .htaccess file?

I’ve fixed the ‘share-this’ with a SSL support patch in my Javascript. But I’ve still got these to go:

Insecure URL: http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.8.3.min.js

http://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/3.2.1/font/fontawesome-webfont.eot?v=3.2.1


#5

I went through this myself recently and the problem was down to certain stacks contacting non https resources. I ended up contacting the developers and pointing out the problem. Fortunately they updated their stacks accordingly. I believe the links can be changed to :// to get around this and where I had to include links myself I always used https:// pages.

Frankly I think all developers should be linking to secure https resources where possible but I am sure more will do this in future as SSL become more widespread.