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In this video I walk you through activating and making the most of your new SSL certificate on your website. There’s more to it than just flicking a switch.


Update March 21, 2017

The latest version of Chrome requires a different way of accessing the code. Right-click on the page and select "Inspect" from the drop-down list. Click on the "Console" tab and you'll see the mixed content issues.


Go to Site Rubix Site Manager and click on the SitePlus+ button. This turns on the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) but you haven’t finished yet.

It takes a little while to propagate but in a few minutes when you type https://yourwesbite.com you’ll be able to see your site.

If you have links to external websites that are not secure then you may have a “mixed content” issue. Also, your images and other media uploads may not be secure.

When you visit your website you may notice an (i) information symbol instead of the green padlock.

I found a great little plugin to use to fix that “SSL Insecure Content Fixer”. Install the plugin and activate it.

Now go to the plugin’s settings. Start at the top and use trial and error to check which option fixes the mixed content. Use the lowest setting that works for your site and save the changes.

I’ve had to use the setting “Capture” for my website. According to the plugin’s documentation the higher settings have the “most impact on memory usage and biggest potential to break things”. So please be careful.

If you site breaks as a result then please deactivate SSL. Contact Site Support and tell them everything you’ve done Submit a Support Ticket to SiteRubix Hosting Technical Support

When you’ve got your little green padlock working on all pages go to Google Search Console & Bing and verify the HTTPS version for both with and without www.

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VonnieOh Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for the training. I have the green padlock on my site now. How do I verify the https version on Google Search Console? I'm using Yoast. Do I follow the training on this link?
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MarionBlack Premium
All you have to do is go to Search Console and Add Website using the httpS version and click on Verify. Do the same with httpS://WWW. Google gets the information that you've already input (using Yoast) when you verified the first time. You're just adding the httpS versions.
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VonnieOh Premium
Strange. I was able to verify for the non www version but not the www version. Are there any consequences if I'm able to verify just one and not the other?

Do the without www version and www version share the same meta tag? What do I have to do to verify the www version?
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MarionBlack Premium
It's all the same meta tag. Perhaps you made a small error in typing. Just enter:
https://yourdomain.com and
https://www.yourdomain.com (whatever your domain name actually is)
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VonnieOh Premium
I used this: https://www.souperdiaries.com/. I don't see anything wrong with it? But it says "Verification failed for https://www.souperdiaries.com/ using the HTML file method (3 minutes ago). Your verification file was not found."
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MarionBlack Premium
It's automatically redirecting to the non-www version so I would just skip verifying the www version as long as the non-www version is verified.
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VonnieOh Premium
After the website is verified, does the sitemap have to be re-submitted or no need?
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kiliwia62 Premium
Hi Marion, just an update.

I did manage to "fix" all my 4 websites with the plugin you suggested.
However, I had quite a run with two websites going down right to the "capture" setting.
The culprits btw were my own images of me.

Questions:
Can I reuse my images once again after now everything is alright and I also have submitted all my websites in Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Console?
And, should I go back to those 2 websites, I mentioned, to the "Simple" setting once again or just leave it altogether?

I also discovered that in Analytics one of my websites has been gone altogether and I had to re-submit it again. Is this "normal" can this happen and why will it happen in the first place?

I know, lol lots of questions but right now I am so happy that I can see the green padlock on all my websites. :

Thanks again for the help, so appreciated. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Like you, Sylvia, I'm groping in the dark a bit. Try it and see what happens.
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kiliwia62 Premium
Didn't see Jay's Live Class on Friday but apparently, he isn't so keen about this plugin soon the replay is up I will watch it.
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MarionBlack Premium
50,000+ active installs of this plugin would disagree with Jay. Who am I to say whether he's right or wrong?
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kiliwia62 Premium
True, Marion. :)
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JohnStevens Premium
Hi Marion,

Great and easy to understand tutorial and video. I have updated all my website the long way round, going through my text in WP editor that was showing http not https.
ONE question I have updated to Google Console and Bing but I believe Kyle mentioned, here at WA we hosting we don't use www. for our websites.
Am I correct in saying this Marion ??

Thank you,

John
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MarionBlack Premium
Even if we don't use the WWW version other people do. So we have to cater for them too.

By the way is your computer OK still?
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JohnStevens Premium
Hello Marion,

All is absolutely fine now, thank you. I have got Macafee checking my computer every few weeks, they go through everything and clean it up if necessary.
They have also installed protection, where it shows green ticks for safe websites, if I click on a website or page Macafee gives me a large warning page with a red cross.

John
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Gerlinde Premium
Thanks a lot for this training, Marion!

I have two websites with two green padlocks, now! :))

I had to remove one banner in the sidebar of one website, otherwise even Capture-setting was not enough to make the site secure!

I have both sites with Content-setting now and they are green!

Thanks, Gerlinde
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MarionBlack Premium
Perhaps you can get an https version of the banner.
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Gerlinde Premium
Yes, I could try that...
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Karax Premium
thanks Marion for the great training. For me, the padlock is present on all pages/posts. Meaning that I don't need to use the plugin you describe.
Also I have added a new property in the google search console with the https and I fetch mew posts only there. The ancient property with http I won't use anymore. Is that OK?
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MarionBlack Premium
Way to go Asen! Just https from now on.
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