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http versus https

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11:51 am on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I have two issues that maybe an expert out there can help me with:

1. I start making an enquiry, the final page has to be on the secure server. That works ok, but, when I click on one of the Pages, the page tries to go to the https version even though the Permalink is set to go to the http. Can I change this action?

2. When I get to the https version the browser comes up with the error message saying that there is non-secure items being displayed also (I guess that these are the images). How can I get around this error message?

Scratching my head!

Thanks

Mick
1:21 pm on Feb 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "I start meking an enquiry" Please explain the steps/process and each action/page that takes the user onto the next step.
1:06 pm on Feb 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Sorry for the delay.

The system I'm using is to get a quote. When the customer finds my website, naturally they're on the http:// when they make an enquiry and get a list of products displayed they're switched to https:// as, when they select their product, they're prompted for their credit card details (this is controlled by the company that provides the quotation softare).

When on http:// the page links (Contact Us, FAQ etc) are pointing to [,...] when the customer makes his enquiry and goes to https:// then all the links to the pages also switch to [....] I'd rather that they stay pointing to [....]

When I check the Permalink for each Page it says http:// but when the customer lands on https:// the links switch to [....]

I hope that made sense.
4:14 pm on Feb 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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If the links within the page are not absolute urls, the http:// will change to [....]

If you are running .php or .asp pages, you can put a script in the other pages to switch them back to [,...] though I would assume there is probably a script to cause the links on your https:// to change to [,...] but I am not aware of one.

As for the mixed content message, if the image is hosted on your server and uses a relative path, that should not cause a problem. If you have any thing fed from outside such as images or scripts, that could be your problem. Also if you use Rich Snippets and have an image in the itemprop="img" content="http://IMAGE URL", that would also cause a mixed content notice.

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5:42 pm on Feb 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I think Marshall is on the right idea. Once the URL switches to HTTPS WordPress will continue to use it unless you tell it not to. You may want to look into this plugin: [wordpress.org...]