Recently installed ssl on a site. When viewing the site using ssl (https:), my header image won't load.
Here is what hostgator had to say:
Sounds like the issue is with images not being loaded because they aren't specified with SSL-enabled URLs. For example, the header background.
background:url("http://carcreditfast.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/autocreditlogo_edited-5.jpg") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
As you can see, it's asking for the image via HTTP, which in FireFox will cause a warning when you connect via SSL. The correct way to specify the image would be without the hostname or protocal in the path, such as:
background:url("/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/autocreditlogo_edited-5.jpg") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
I suspect IE is simply refusing to load the image based on its security settings. Fixing the URL should resolve the issue.
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When I go to the media library, and click on "edit" for an image, I can see where I could change the path to the image file, but it is greyed out. It does start with the hostname and protocol, which prevents it from loading under ssl. The HG guy seems right, I just don't know how to change it!
If you view it in Firefox, the header graphic will load after you get by the "secure files" nag, but Explorer refuses to load the graphic at all under ssl.
Here is the site: http://www.carcreditfast.com (add the "s" or click on "apply" button to get the secure version... we actually only need the ssl for one page, the credit app)
I installed the plugin, tried all the different variants except for "shared ssl" (it's not). This site is hosted on my reseller site, using WP 3.01, and a Studiopress theme called Prose.
I am up against a wall here. I appreciate any help you folks can give!