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  • How to secure a site when users have IMG tags within their posts?

    I'm having troubles securing a site...

    I followed these instructions to convert my site to HTTPS:

    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/arti...forum-to-https

    The majority of the site shows the secure padlock, with the exception of any thread that has images.

    To check on a thread not showing a secure padlock, I went to this site:

    https://www.whynopadlock.com/index.html

    And the insecure URL's are coming from photobucket images that users have posted.

    How do I secure a site with HTTPS when users have IMG tags within their posts for third party images?
    PNW Moto

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    There's no good way. For photobucket you could perhaps look at the URL to photobucket then use a Replacement Variable in Style Manager in the Admin CP to replace http;//whatever to https://whatever but that won't work with all sites.

    There are discussions on vBulletin.org on ways around this with custom code and 3rd party add-ons.

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    • #3
      i wonder if cloudflares "frontend" encryption would avoid the errors...i believe thats the idea, although i havent tried...they also have an option to try to use https in cases where sites serve both ways but that wont help for some like photobucket

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