If you are encountering the mixed content error on your WordPress website, this is because of the incorrect HTTPs or SSL setting. Apparently, it does not affect your website’s functionality but to be more specific, it adversely harms your SEO score and user experience. In this article, we are going to discuss how to fix mixed content error on your website.
What is a mixed content error?
The mixed content (or insecure content) error usually occurs when there’s an issue with your website’s HTTPS configuration.
For instance, when you have your website configured for HTTPS but your images and other media links loads over the old HTTP, browsers perceive it as doubtful and hazardous activity and presents a mixed content warning to warn people that some links on the site could be harmful. It is wise to use best SSL certificates for your website for ultra security.
Fix Mixed Content Error
The troubleshooting process starts by installing and activating the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin.
Upon successful activation, you have to go to the Settings » SSL Insecure Content page to configure the plugin settings.
This plugin gives several levels of troubleshooting the mixed content error. Given below are some of the levels that will give you a brief detail about their way of working so that you can choose which is best for you.
This is the quickest and prescribed process for all beginners. It automatically troubleshoots the mixed content error in WordPress for scripts, stylesheets, and WordPress media library images.
If the simple process doesn’t fix the mixed content error on your website, then you should come to this level. It covers all the features of simple, in addition to checks for troubleshoot inside WordPress content and text widgets.
This level covers all fixes involved in the content level. Furthermore, an extra fix to resources loaded in all WordPress widgets on your website.
This process checks for everything on every page of your website from header to footer and replaces all URLs with HTTPs. It is slower and would affect the performance of your website.
- Capture all
When all the above levels fail, then you come to this last level. This level fixes everything which may result in some unexpected response fn your website. It can also have the most adverse effect on performance.