HTTP / HTTPS Remover: SSL Mixed Content Fix


Main features:

  • Works in Front- and Backend
  • Makes every Plugin compatible with https
  • No Setup needed
  • Compatible with Visual Composer & Disqus
  • Fixes Google Fonts issues
  • Makes your website faster

What does this Plugin do?

With protocol relative url’s you simply leave off the http: or https: part of the resource path. The browser will automatically load the resource using the same protocol that the page was loaded with.

For example, an absolute url may look like


If you were to load this from a https page the script will not be loaded – as non-https resources are not loaded from https pages (for security reasons).

The protocol relative url would look like


and would load if the web page was http or https.

Tipp: Check your Settings -> General page and make sure your WordPress Address and Site Address are starting with “https”.
Add the following two lines in your wp-config.php above the line that​ says “Stop Editing Here”:

define('FORCE_SSL', true);

What is Mixed Content?

Mixed content occurs when initial HTML is loaded over a secure HTTPS connection, but other resources (such as images, videos, stylesheets, scripts) are loaded over an insecure HTTP connection. This is called mixed content because both HTTP and HTTPS content are being loaded to display the same page, and the initial request was secure over HTTPS. Modern browsers display warnings about this type of content to indicate to the user that this page contains insecure resources.

Note: You should always protect all of your websites with HTTPS, even if they don’t handle sensitive communications.


Without Plugin:

With Plugin:

If using Cache Plugins

If the plugin isn’t working like expected please purge/clear cache for the changes to take effect!


  • The Sourcecode of the Website will look like this!


  1. Upload http-https-remover folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin from Admin > Plugins menu.
  3. Once activated your site is ready!


How do I know if my site has mixed content?

If a green padlock appears, then your site is secure with no mixed content.
In Chrome or Safari, there will be no padlock icon in the browser URL field with mixed content.
In Firefox the padlock icon will reflect a warning with mixed content.

What if I am using a CDN?

Change all your CDN references to load with // (this will adapt based on how the page is loaded)


Critical problems, no settings, unusable plugin

I realized that the removal of the http / https protocol creates a lot of problems with external services like Google maps and YouTube videos. With many visual builders it is no longer possible to insert videos: the link to YouTube is also altered in the edit and save of the page and therefore the player code is not added when viewing. You would need a settings page where you can create exceptions to the links from which the http / https protocol is removed. Unfortunately the support of the plugin has not responded to user reports for a long time, so I reluctantly abandon the plugin and look for alternatives. I'll be happy to get back to using the plugin when these additions are made.

Works! But..

Works, but it added two forward slashes to all my tel: links. Darn. Had to go through and manually correct it.


Works perfectly out of the box on my WordPress sites!

Works fine

Works perfect with standard WordPress. But with woocommerce, there are still links not replaced. you have to solve certain header by hand in fuction.php (wp_head, json api inline code, inline links and other in header html) and, the product image template. Automattic's coders. Having to add th "http://" or https:// redundant footprint from media url in the database, are not logical.
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Contributors & Developers

“HTTP / HTTPS Remover: SSL Mixed Content Fix” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


Release Date – 7th Mai 2019

  • Fixed incompatibility with other plugins


Release Date – 20th March 2019

  • Simplified Code


Release Date – 1 March 2018

  • Completely rewritten code.
  • Bug fixes


Release Date – 28 April 2017

  • Fixed some Google API Issues


Release Date – 26 April 2017

  • Improvements


Release Date – 25 April 2017

  • Fixed a reCAPTCHA issue!


Release Date – 25 April 2017

  • Now it removes http and https from source code again
  • Fixed broken links in social sharing plugins


Release Date – 02 March 2017

  • Finally fixed srcset Problems
  • Changed the working method of the Plugin
  • Some other bugfixes


Release Date – 13 January 2017

  • Added support for srcset tag


Release Date – 07 January 2017

  • Fixed the issue that Twitter card image is not displayed


Release Date – 11 December 2016

  • Added support for Google (Fonts, Ajax, Maps etc.)
  • Compatibility for WordPress 4.7


Release Date – 18 October 2016

  • Added support for “content” tag
  • Added support for “loaderUrl” tag


Release Date – 17 October 2016

  • Fixed the issue that videos in Revolution Slider stopped playing
  • The plugin now works on backend too
  • Other small changes


Release Date – 16 October 2016

  • Initial release