Why isn't my site secure?

Posted on 2011-10-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Wow. I'm really in a mess right now. I need to get something done immediately, and I don't know where to begin.

My bosses website www . o n l i n e d i vo r c e c o a c h .com (I'm really sorry for doing that, but I can't create a link)

It needs to be secure. I put the .htaccess file and did what I needed to do... But it's not working. Dreamhost says it's because "not everything on the site is secure." I have no idea what that means or how to fix it.

Please somebody tell me in language that a non-techie can understand...How I can fix this so I don't get fired?

Thank you in advance!
Melanie (Knoxville, TN)
Question by:mellijae
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    Accepted Solution

    Well for starters, you're linking to all sorts of non secure content.

    For example those that you tube video.

    Open the page in ie and right click somewhere on the page, and click view source.
    Then look at all of the links in there that point to https instead of https.

    Also if you open in ie 8 or 9, and chose only show secure content, it will show you what is secure, what isn't there, isn't secure content.  It appears as though you built this from a template that is calling to the templates site, that is in a insecure format.

    Author Comment

    Okay-- I'll check that out right now. Thank you.

    I have to fire up the PC, because I don't think there is a recent IE for Macs...

    That youtube video is just a placeholder for the actual video. So I guess I am going to need to host the video on the same site?
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    Expert Comment

    That video will still work if you just use https:// prior to the link instead of http
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    Expert Comment

    just make sure you have https:// in front of every link or image shown on that page..
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    you can also get the list from firefox, just click the logo next to the address bar -> click more information where it says that your connection isnt fully encrypted - > click media and look for everything that has a http:// link.

    From what I can see at the moment its mainly your background link as above

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    Thank you everyone.

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