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We purchased an SSL certificat from network solutions (would never recommend them to my worst enemy, btw).

Apparently it's activated... did a few checks that says it's activated for our domain. But when I put in https://www.texasshredderclassic.com the entire site breaks. To be more specific, by "breaks," I mean it completely disables the CSS, and my login User+Password no longer work (seems like this might be a clue?)

You can see it by going here: https://www.texasshredderclassic.com

I've tried downloading Wordpress HTTPS, but that kicks me out of the admin page and also mangles the CSS.

I don't care if it works on the entire site, just need it working for our form page (texasshredderclassic.com/registration) – using gravity forms and connecting to authorize.net!

I'm tearing my hair out here because I don't have a clue where to go next. Seems like we have the SSL cert... just can't get the damn thing to work! Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

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'...the entire site breaks' isn't really helpful to anyone who'd be willing to offer assistance. Can you edit your question to detail the problems and behaviors you're seeing? –  Stephen Dec 12 '12 at 22:31
    
thanks for the suggestion, added more detail, hopefully this helps! Thanks! –  user1727053 Dec 12 '12 at 22:36
    
I can't find any issue with CSS, loads fine for me even on the registration page. No errors in Firebug or certificate/SSL warnings. Until I get to the registration page; where the form tells me the page isn't secure. –  Stephen Dec 12 '12 at 22:46
    
that's with https:// in front, Stephen? –  user1727053 Dec 12 '12 at 22:48
    
Yeah, how else would I test the certificate? ;) –  Stephen Dec 12 '12 at 22:49

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Go to your WordPress General Settings and change the WordPress Address (URL) and the Site Address (URL) from HTTP to HTTPS.

ps. And disable all the plugin breaking your site.

If that doesn't fix this there is a proper guide here and several steps you can take: https://managewp.com/wordpress-ssl-settings-and-how-to-resolve-mixed-content-warnings

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I'm worried about doing this because I had a friend who tried to do this with SSL and it broke his wordpress entirely (when he moved it to https://) And also, won't this make it so all my pages load with https in front, making it much slower? –  user1727053 Dec 12 '12 at 23:20
    
should not break anything. just did that last night. –  Sagive SEO Dec 13 '12 at 1:31
    
It depends on your theme/plugin code, if it is properly written it won't effect anything. –  Wyck Dec 13 '12 at 1:40
    
Alright, I did it... now it's https://, but the certificate still says insecure? God I am way over my head... –  user1727053 Dec 13 '12 at 3:56

Have you tried running SSL Insecure Content Fixer? (disclosure: I wrote it, but I just want to know have you tried fixing your problem with this plugin). It should clear up most of the script load errors, at least for plugins that haven't been too naughty.

I notice that you're running WP 3.5. I had a report this morning that someone running WP 3.5 with stylesheets loaded using bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); was getting the same problem, insecure content report on their theme's stylesheets. Can you look at your theme and tell us how your stylesheets are loaded?

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Where do I find this info at? Tried using SSL Insecure Content Fixer... no difference! –  user1727053 Dec 12 '12 at 23:49
    
Look in your theme's header.php, find the <link rel="stylesheet" bits and tells us what they say. –  webaware Dec 12 '12 at 23:53
    
@user1727053: did you look in header.php in your theme? What are the stylesheet links? Are you still running SSL Insecure Content Fixer or WordPress HTTPS? (if so, then you have some bad plugins / theme; if not, please turn one of them on so that we can see what's left that is broken!) –  webaware Dec 13 '12 at 8:45

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