Support » Requests and Feedback » Considering SSL when coding

  • This is a note to themes and plugins developers. It’s obvious that the web is going https, especially that Letsencrypt is providing a free way to all websites to make the move.

    The problem now is not adopting the standard on our websites but the fact that many javascripts and css files on both themes and plugins are still http only. This causes a lot of troubles with mixed content which is not accepted by SSL certificates.

    My suggestion is either offer a version of the theme or plugin that honor the SSL protocol or provide a way to choose between http and https. Digging through the files is time consuming and forcing ssl does not always work when urls are hard coded in those files.

    I just hope that developers consider this when developing their code.

    Thanks

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    I just hope that developers consider this when developing their code.

    I’d hope so too but those theme and plugin developers won’t see your request here. This sub-forum is for core WordPress feedback.

    If you do encounter a protocol problem with a theme or plugin then contacting them directly is still the best way to address that.

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