Really Simple SSL inserts a marker “data-rsssl” in the websource as a way to check if it’s working. If it it’s there the mixed content fixer is active.
Really Simple SSL requests your homepage, and parses the websource for this marker to be able to put on the configuration page a notification if the mixed content fixer is active. If the marker is not found, you get an error there. But you also get an error when your homepage could not be loaded, like when you’re behind an under construction page. In that case you might see:
The mixed content fixer is activated, but was not detected on the frontpage
This notice does not necessarily mean the mixed content fixer doesn’t work, it just means the page couldn’t be loaded to check that. Follow these steps to check what the problem is:
- You should have a valid SSL certificate on https://ssllabs.com/ssltest. If you don’t get a grade A, you should install a valid SSL certificate first: Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL pro require a valid SSL certificate to work.
- Check manually if the mixed content fixer is active. If you encounter the comment, you can ignore this notice, as it apparently works. This sometimes happens when a server or security plugin blocks the plugin from opening a page on the website. How to test:
- Right click on your website
- click “view source”
- Look for the mixed content fixer marker: data-rsssl=1
- If it’s there, the mixed content fixer is active, and you’re done.
- If you have a caching plugin activated, the cache might still contain the websource without the marker. You can easily solve this by clearing your cache, then reload the website. Really Simple SSL already clears the cache for some plugins, but not all of them.
- Check if you do have mixed content on your site. (Green lock in browser address bar) If you don’t have mixed content, you’re good!
- Another plugin conflicts with the working of the mixed content fixer. There are two options to solve this:
- Change the hook the mixed content fixer fires on. You can do this in settings/ssl by enabling the “switch mixed content fixer hook” option.
- If this doesn’t help, there’s probably a plugin blocking the mixed content fixer. You can find out by deactivating plugins one by one. Known plugin compatibility issues are listed here.