Answered By: Gloria Shutter
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015     Views: 58

About mixed content

When you visit a secure web page (i.e., using HTTPS), your connection is encrypted with SSL. If the HTTPS page also includes content retrieved through a regular HTTP connection, the connection is only partially encrypted. This is called a web page with mixed content.

Viewing blocked mixed content

By default, mixed content is blocked in Internet Explorer (version 10+), Mozilla Firefox (version 23+) and Google Chrome (version 21+). When mixed content is blocked, you may see a blank page or a message saying that "Only secure content is displayed". To enable a browser to view blocked mixed content, follow the relevant instructions below.

Internet Explorer

To view mixed content in Internet Explorer:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, and click Show all content.
     
  2. The page will refresh and display any mixed content.

Mozilla Firefox

To view mixed content in Firefox:

  1. At the top of the page, to the left of the address bar, click the shield icon.
     
  2. In the pop-up window that appears, click the down arrow next to "Keep Blocking", and select Disable Protection on This Page.
     
  3. The page will refresh and display any mixed content. The shield icon will be replaced with a warning symbol to indicate that the page is displaying both secure and non-secure items.

Google Chrome

To view mixed content in Chrome:

  1. Click the shield icon on the right side of the address bar.
     
  2. In the icon dialog box, click Load anyway.
     
  3. The page will refresh and display any mixed content. The URL in the address bar will show https crossed out to indicate that the page is displaying both secure and non-secure items.