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Update WordPress for SSL

After your SSL certificate has been installed on your web site hosting, you may still have some issues with “mixed content” on your pages throwing up warning messages in your visitors’ web browsers. This will make them nervous about visiting your web site. I’ve prepared a short video explaining how to fix that.

Doing this manually is tedious in WordPress (straightforward in Joomla and Moodle), but here’s how to do it with a plugin in a few minutes.

For Joomla junkies and Moodlers, the processes are shown below:

If you need a hand, sing out!



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Suddenly missing icons?

Missing icons on your newly secure web site? Sometimes, it seems that icons, for example those in your menus and on your shopping cart pages, may disappear. This can be most frustrating and confusing. However the problem may not be a problem in reality, rather only for you when editing your pages in WordPress. It could be a bug in the editor, or you may need a wildcard redirect via your hosting cPanel.

Before you tear your hair out, just check that your browser is pointing to a https:// instead of http:// when viewing your pages after editting. Browsers these days like to obscure this prefix so it’s not always clear. Generally, it’s not a problem for your site visitors.

Don’t panic, and sing out of you need a hand.

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