Google declared that Google Chrome browser would start blocking pages with mixed content starting in December 2019. Publishers are encouraged to check their sites to ensure there are no assets that are being stacked utilizing the insecure HTTP protocol.
What is Mixed Content?
Mixed content is the point at which a protected website page (stacked through HTTPS) additionally contains contents, styles, pictures or other linked content that is served through the unreliable HTTP protocol. It is called mixed content.
Mixed content displays a security hazard for your webpage audience just as to your site.
“Mixed content corrupts the security and visitor experience of your HTTPS website.
Using these assets, an assailant can regularly assume total responsibility for the page, not merely the traded off asset.”
How Google Chrome Will Manage Mixed Content?
As of now, Google loads pages with mixed content. Starting in December 2019 with the presentation of Chrome 79, Google will complete two things:
- Google will naturally upgrade HTTP content to https if that asset exists on HTTPs.
- Google will present a flip that a Chrome user can use to unblock unreliable assets that Chrome is blocking.
Although this is certainly not a full blocking, it should be because users may pick to retreat from a site that shows security cautioning.
It will be a terrible experience for publishers and may prompt fewer deals, audiences and advertisement views.
Starting in January 2020, Google will expel the unblocking option and start blocking mixed content site pages.
The most effective method to Check Your Site for Mixed Content
There are various approaches to check your site for mixed content.
Online Mixed Content Scanner
JitBit SSL Checker
JitBit SSL Checker is a free online examiner/Scanner that will look over to 400 pages of your website.
Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL https://wordpress.org/modules/really-simple-ssl/is a lightweight plugin that can deal with the migration to SSL just as a check and fix mixed content.
If your WordPress site is before moved to SSL, at that point, you can utilize SSEL Insecure Content Fixer https://wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-insecure-content-fixer/to examine your website and alarm you to insecure assets and assist you in fixing them.
Screaming Frog Crawl Software
Screaming Frog is an unassumingly evaluated crawl software(£149.00/year). It is a decent alternative for crawling large sites. There’s a short learning curve for figuring out how to utilize the crawler; it’s very intuitive. Screaming Frog will locate your mixed content, but it won’t fix it.