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  • Resolved vanguardbookkeeping


    I use WOW Slider 4.1 for a rotating banner on home page

    I has been working just fine until recently.
    Now the home page doesnt format right, and shows all five images underneath each other – no rotating on one image.

    I enforce SSL for everything, also have plugins –
    All in one SEO Version
    Better WP Security Version 3.5.6
    BackupBuddy Version

    On suggestion, I added the following code to header.php

    <html><head> <script> function fnCreateStyleSheets() { for (i=1 ; i <= 32; i++) { document.createStyleSheet() StyleSheetCount.innerText = "Total Style Sheets = " + i } } </script> </head><body onLoad="fnCreateStyleSheets()"> <div id="StyleSheetCount"></div> </body></html>

    Now in Explorer if I select “Show all Content” (not only secure content), then it works just fine.
    Maxthon browser works just fine
    But Firefox and Chrome browsers doesnt format right, and shows all five images underneath each other – no rotating of one image.

    header.php as below. Any insights would be appreciated.

    <div id="top">
    <div id="blogname">
    <div class="logo">/" title="Vanguard Logo"><img alt="Vanguard Logo" src="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/logo.png" /></div>
    <div class="webutation">
    <div id="webutation-badge">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    (function() {
    window.domain = '';
    function async_load(){
    var s = document.createElement('script'); s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = true;
    var p = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://');
    s.src = p+'';
    var x = document.getElementById('webutation-link'); x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x); }
    if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent('onload', async_load); else window.addEventListener('load', async_load, false);
    <div class="contact_no"></div>
    <div id="botmenu">
    <?php wp_nav_menu( array( 'container_id' => 'submenu', 'theme_location' => 'primary','menu_class'=>'sfmenu','fallback_cb'=> 'fallbackmenu' ) ); ?>
    </div><!--end masthead-->
    <div id="casing">
    <?php if (is_front_page()){ ?>
    <div id="pslider">
    <?php wowslider(2); ?>
    <?php } ?>

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  • Plugin Author


    I have just checked your page. The reason of problem is a conflict between “https” and “http”. Your site uses “https”, but paths to all files in HTML code begin from “http”. Protocol “https” means that browser will block all content that tries to use “http” protocol.
    WOWSlider plugin (and other plugins too) generates URLs according to WordPress settings. So, your settings are incompatible with HTTPS. Please follow the instruction:

    Thank you for your reply.

    The General settings WordPress Address (URL)and Site Address (URL) are both pointing to https.

    Could it be something to do with Better WP Security Plugin and SSL Option Enforce Front end SSL set to whole site?

    Plugin Author


    Some links in your HTML code are “http” and others are “https”. Except WOWSlider links, you have “http” here:
    <a href="">Contact us</a>
    and here:

    <div class="inner_box" style="width:700px;" >
            <a href="" title="ICB Crest" target="_blank" class="footer_aimg" style="margin-right:60px;">

    I can repeat this situation, only if Site Address (URL) is “https” and WordPress Address (URL) is “http”. So, make sure that you use “https” for BOTH parameters and send us the screenshot.

    Slider as it appears in Chrome and Firefox – but appears good in Maxthon, but also in Explorer 11 if also select “Show all Content”

    General Settings

    Really there is no reason for my entire site to be https – just the contact us page. Somehow I thought it would be simpler to run the whole site https

    how do you post piccies?

    I am now looking for where to edit the quick contact button and footer

    Plugin Author


    Your general settings are correct, so paths to WOWSlider files should be “https”.
    If you select “Show all Content” in IE browser, it means that you allow to load content from both “https” and “http” URLs manually. It’s not correct behaviour: this dialog shouldn’t appear and WOWSlider should be uploaded automatically.
    Our developers have only on suggestion: you use a special “caching module”. So, if you used incorrect settings initially, they stay in the cache and don’t change. Please check it.
    If problem will persist, please give us the access to your WordPress and we’ll try to fix this problem. You can send us this info via email. It’ll not be shared, and you can change the password after that.
    Thanks for your patience.

    Regarding your second post… I’m not sure that understand you correctly… But “quick contact button and footer ” don’t related with WOWSlider.

    I created an admin user login for you – login details emailed to your

    Plugin Author


    Unfortunately, we have not received your information. Please re-send it.

    I have emailed your again.

    Alternately, try logging into my site with email or username WOWSlider and generate a password reminder.

    Could the problem be here?

    <link rel=’stylesheet’ href=’’ type=’text/css’ media=’all’ />
    <!– Name: WOWSlider –>

    <!– Start BODY section –>
    <div id=”wowslider-container2″>
    <div class=”ws_images”>

    • <img src=”” alt=”banner1″ title=”banner1″ id=”wows2_0″/>
    • <img src=”” alt=”banner2″ title=”banner2″ id=”wows2_1″/>
    • <img src=”” alt=”banner3″ title=”banner3″ id=”wows2_2″/>
    • <img src=”” alt=”banner4″ title=”banner4″ id=”wows2_3″/>
    • <img src=”” alt=”banner5″ title=”banner5″ id=”wows2_4″/>

    <!– End BODY section –>

    Plugin Author


    Yes, links to WOWSlider files should begin from “https”, not from “http”. You changed paths for “WordPress Address (URL)” and “Site Address (URL)” parameters at Settings-General page, so paths to WOWSlider files should be updated automatically. It’s so on our test server.

    WOWSlider uses “wp_upload_dir()” function of WordPress to generate paths to files. For unknown reasons, “WP_CONTENT_URL” constant returned paths with “http”, although your settings (Settings->General) are correct. Unfortunately, our developers didn’t find the reason of this strange behavior. So, they made changes in the “functions.php” file. The following code was added:

    /** Fix bug with https for wowslider */
    function https_on_for_wp_upload_dir($upload_dir) {
    $https_on = false;
    if ( isset($_SERVER['HTTPS']) && 'on' === $_SERVER['HTTPS'] ) $https_on = true;
    else if ( $url = get_option( 'siteurl' ) ){
    $url = @parse_url( $url );
    if ( isset($url['scheme']) && 'https' == $url['scheme'] )
    $https_on = true;
    if ( $https_on && is_array( $upload_dir ) ) {
    foreach( array('url', 'baseurl') as $k ) {
    if ( ! isset($upload_dir[$k]) ) continue;
    if ( substr( strtolower( $upload_dir[$k] ), 0, 5 ) == 'http:')
    $upload_dir[$k] = 'https' . substr( $upload_dir[$k], 4 );
    return $upload_dir;
    add_filter( 'upload_dir', 'https_on_for_wp_upload_dir' );

    Now your slider works correctly.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Thank you for your help with this…

    Awesome 🙂

    Plugin Author


    You’re welcome!

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