Enabling mixed content in your browser
Some browsers block the display of a page if secure content is mixed with insecure content.
If the Visual Experience Composer (VEC) tries to open a page containing mixed (secure and insecure) content, a message displays showing how to disable blocking in your browser so you can open an HTTP site or a site that has mixed calls (HTTPS and HTTP).
Previously, when mixed content was not allowed, you could still perform some actions in Step 1 of the three-step guided workflow when creating activities. Target now blocks actions in Step 1. When this message displays, you must enable mixed content before continuing.
Your browser's security settings might block mixed content or insecure (HTTP) content being loaded into a secure (HTTPS) page or frame (such as the VEC). If you don't want to disable your browser's security settings, you need to have an HTTPS website.
If you website is running on an insecure (HTTP) domain, you are required to allow the VEC to load active mixed content.
Allowing mixed content affects the VEC only and not your live website.
For more information, see Mixed Content on the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) website.
Enabling mixed content in Google Chrome
If you're visiting a site via a secure connection, Google Chrome will verify that the content on the web page has been transmitted safely.
See This page has insecure content in Google Chrome Help.
Training video: Enable the VEC in Chrome version 79.0.3945.117 or later (Jan. 2020)
If you are using the VEC with the latest version of Chrome (version 79.0.3945.117 or later), you need to update your site settings. Visitors to your site will not need to complete these steps.
The above video outlines the required steps:
- Click the lock or caution icon, then click Site settings.
- Scroll to Insecure content, then use the drop-down list to change Block (default) to Allow.
- Reload the VEC page.
Enabling mixed content in Mozilla Firefox
By default, Firebox blocks pages that mix secure and insecure content. It is recommended that you permanently change this setting to use Target.
- In Firefox, enter about:config in the address bar.
- Acknowledge the warning message displayed by Firefox.
- In the search bar, type block_active .
- Double-click **[security.mixed_content.block_active_content]** .The value changes from "True" to "False." When the value shows "False," you are finished. It is recommended that you restart your computer after changing this setting.
Enabling mixed content in Microsoft Internet Explorer
By default, Internet Explorer blocks pages that mix secure and insecure content. It is recommended that you permanently change this setting to use Target.
- In Internet Explorer, click the settings icon > Internet Options .
- Open the Security tab.
- Select Internet , then click Custom Level .
- Select Miscellaneous .
- Under Miscellaneous, enable Display Mixed Content .
- Click OK > Yes > Apply .
We recommended that you restart your computer after changing this setting.