Support » Plugin: WP Display Header » SSL/HTTPS Breaks Images on Appearance > Header Page

  • Resolved fwchapman


    I really like this plugin and am using it on a couple of client sites. Unfortunately, I’m having this problem on a site which uses a shared SSL certificate to secure logins and administration over HTTPS: on the Appearance > Header page, all of the images are broken, including the header preview image and all of the thumbnails. I temporarily downgraded site security by eliminating the SSL certificate and doing administration over ordinary HTTP, and that temporarily eliminated the problem.

    Securing WordPress logins and administration over HTTPS with a shared SSL certificate requires different settings for the siteurl and home entries of the options table in the WordPress database. I generally use something like this:

    options > siteurl:

    options > home:

    I also use the WordPress HTTPS (SSL) plugin to configure WordPress to use HTTPS for logins and administration. The shared SSL certificate is invoked via

    Can you please fix this issue in a future release?

    Thanks for a great plugin,

    Fred Chapman

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  • P.S. In the page/post edit screen, the plugin serves header image thumbnails over HTTP rather than HTTPS, and everything works fine there.

    P.P.S. An easy way to fix the broken images on the Appearance > Header page might be to serve images using root-relative paths. Omitting the HTTP or HTTPS protocol and the domain name completely could clear this up.

    Plugin Author Konstantin Obenland


    Thanks for bringing the issue to my attention!
    I opened an issue on GitHub and will look into it for the next update.

    Thank you, Konstantin!


    I found a way to solve my problem by choosing my image paths more carefully. First, I went into

    Settings > Media > Full URL path to files

    and changed the URL so that it uses the domain for the SSL host. I then updated the HEADER_URL in my theme’s functions.php file. Finally, I used the Search and Replace plugin to safely update existing image URLs in the post_content and guid fields of the _posts table and the meta_value field of the _postmeta table.

    Problem solved!

    The solution vanished with the deletion of Full URL path to files with WordPress 3.5! 🙁

    My header-image is also broken using ssl.

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