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styling not visible due to ssl connection (4 posts)

  1. uopjohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have the admin section of my site behind an ssl connection using a self signed certificate. The issue is this:
    When a new user comes to my site they are forced to "Trust the certificate" because worpress rewirtes the url to the theme directory with an https prefix. Is there a way to change this easily?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The theme files are in /wp-content/ not /wp-admin/

    Try moving the CSS out of /themes/ and into a location on your site not behind anything SSL.
    Then hardcode that location into /themes/theme-name/header.php
    Then see if it recurs.

    I think it will which indicates that it's something else cauing the problem (I tried this sort of thing with a .htaccess a long time ago and I removed the restriction in the end) so you will then have to track it down.

    But given that there are thousands of wp sites with no such cert and that they are safe - why use it ?

  3. uopjohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    They aren't safe. They are just not compromised yet. It is a bit ridiculous in the age of wireless networks and cable modems to assume that no one is listening in to your conversation. I really think this inability to easily use ssl is one of wordpress’s greatest weaknesses. I suppose it is mainly due to the small number of people which host their own servers and therefore have the ability to even use such a function... oh well... good luck!

    Anyway... thanks for the help. I knew it was easier than I was making it. Everything works great now.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not ridiculous, but as a wireless user I am assuming that there are much bigger fish to catch than me so why bother listening in ?

    Glad you are fixed though :)

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