After reading an article on WIRED about how the Chrome team is going to start forcing more and more of the web to start using SSL, I decided to take the plunge and enable SSL on all of my domains. That includes one domain which uses SEO Ultimate.
Once I did that, I enforced SSL-based viewing in my apache config, and I visited my site to see what broke. I was pleasantly surprised to find only a few elements in my posts were insecure, and was able to modify all of the media in my posts to https relatively easily.
Unfortunately, I found that the AddThis part of the SEO Ultimate plugin does not check whether http or https is in use and instead always loads the insecure elements from the AddThis site (link)
While this element loads properly, it unfortunately forces the site to render with mixed content which prevent Chrome from displaying that lovely little green padlock.
The above link can be found in the SEO Ultimate code at seo-ultimate/modules/sharing-buttons/sharing-buttons.php line 25
It would be really fantastic if you could enforce that the plugin checks whether a site is using http or https and loads elements in the correct protocol.
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