SSL Partially Encrypted

This tutorial will discuss how to resolve the SSL Partially Encrypted error

After installing an SSL, a commmon subsequent issue (in most modern browsers) is the the dreaded “Connection Partially Encrypted” warning.

SSL Partially Encrypted

The error suggested there are unsecured assets/content being pulled remotely on the site in secure mode (HTTPS). For example, if the site is hosted with FASTDOT and you have are sourcing images and/or scripts on another unsecured domain.

How to resolve:

  • Transfer all offending links/resources (remote content) into the secure area also, or remove them to see if it solves your problem.
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  • Use a plugin/addon for your CMS such as the WordPress HTTPS
Nowadays, most sites have HTTPS implemented including the most common sites we use on daily basis.

So, in a nutshell, HTTP + SSL = HTTPS.

Browsers today indicate whether a website is secure or not by the following icons on the left of the address bar:

  • Secure
  • Info or Not secure
  • Not secure or Dangerous

Browser displays “Your connection is not secure”
Nowadays, most modern browsers expect secured content over HTTPS instead of HTTP and if website is not on HTTPS, the browser throws some alerts to the user. One of the most common alert we see is the “Your connection is not secure” message on a browser when a website is using HTTP only.

Browser displays Your connection is not secure

How to switch from HTTP to HTTPS website?
In a nutshell, changing from HTTP to HTTPS is pretty straightforward:

  • Purchase an SSL certificate
  • Install your SSL certificate on your website’s hosting account,
  • Make sure that any website links are changed from HTTP to HTTPS
  • Set up 301 redirects from HTTP to HTTPS so that search engines are notified that your site’s addresses have changed and so that anyone who has bookmarked a page on your site is automatically redirected to the HTTPS address after the change.

Some website host may provide free open-source SSL certificate such as “Let’s Encrypt” (Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.). That will also work. You just need to install it and enable it for your website connection from the control panel provided by the host. Refer to your host documentation or support how to.


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