Is BP Daily compatible with SSL?

Hi tammie,

Im about to upgrade to a Paypal Pro account in order to integrate Paypal forms into my site so users need only a credit card and not a paypal account to subscribe.

I need to apply for an SSL certificate but thought I’d check that BP Daily is fully SSL compatible before I did.

If you could let me know that would be great.


  • rossagrant
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    I just read this paragraph from the developer supplying the payment integration.

    ‘Yes, WordPress® is indeed compatible with SSL enabled ( https:// ). However, not all themes/plugins are designed to behave properly with SSL enabled. For instance, some WordPress® themes/plugins embed links to images, scripts, and/or style sheets; all starting with http://, instead of https://, ( or just //: – which is cross-protocol compatible ). For this reason, you should be very careful when choosing a WordPress® theme/plugin to use with s2Member Pro. Otherwise, your visitors could see the famous “Secure/Insecure” warnings in Internet Explorer® browsers. A good web developer can fix this minor issue with ease, but novice site owners are advised to get help from a professional.’

    Never used `SSL before so not sure what theme issues there could be but thought I’d ask.

  • Tammie
    • WordPress Wizard

    @rossagrant: They are referring to custom themes more like if you go and pay a developer to get a hard coded custom site if that makes sense? If you look at header.php we use the following format to call files:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/library/styles/<?php echo $get_current_scheme; ?>" type="text/css" media="all" />

    and again

    <script type="text/javascript" src="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/library/scripts/hoverIntent.js"></script>

    We don’t do hardcoding.

    Now, if you have linked an image in say a logo or something and you’ve used http you will need to change that. I would however say check your plugins also and one by one check by putting back on once you do go secure. Oh and back up just in case – always a good approach.

  • rossagrant
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Cheers Tammie, so I presume only the payment pages will be SSL.

    With regards to pictures and using http:

    Does that refer to things like the logo in the header being linked in Daily’s theme options?

    I link my logo at the top of every page to an image in my uploads folder.

    What is the way around that if that is indeed what you refer to?

  • Tammie
    • WordPress Wizard

    @rossagrant: Been ages since did an SSL but was sure it was your entire server became https that or it is a section – depends on your hosting but that one said server hence the it changes to https.

    If indeed everything changes to https yes then if you put in http with a logo you need to change that – but that’s one change in theme options if using Daily.

    I’d get the certificate and see linking up your logo is hardly going to take much.

  • stueynet
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    It cant resolve really bad coding but it does a pretty good job otherwise. I know on my site I had to actually stop using a plugin because it was loading up its crap on every page of the site and ruining the security on SSL pages. But generally it works very well if you set it correctly.

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