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I've got a client site which uses SSL for only a small chunk of pages where users purchase subscriptions. So, for those pages, we just make sure that any links into them have hrefs with https://etc and everything's fine.

The problem is that once they're finished with the purchase and exit those pages using any links managed by the site theme menus, the SSL connection is retained. These URL references are not under our direct control, as they're just created by dragging the requisite page/category block around in the menu manager, so we can't adjust the http(s) portion. This results in spurious security warnings about unsecured content on pages that shouldn't be secured anyway, and some issues with certain bits of scripting, etc.

How can we fix this? Is there something I'm missing?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

The WP HTTPS plugin will be your friend.

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This is perfect. Thanks. – Su' Feb 23 '11 at 23:30

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