PayPal - Secure (https) images


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If you do any customization with PayPal, you know that images need to be hosted on a secure server or else every user gets the "Some content is insecure" error. I don't have any secure (https) websites, setting one up just to host a couple kbytes of images for PayPal seems more trouble than it's worth.

So, does anyone have an alternative?

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If you do any customization with PayPal, you know that images need to be hosted on a secure server or else every user gets the "Some content is insecure" error. I don't have any secure (https) websites, setting one up just to host a couple kbytes of images for PayPal seems more trouble than it's worth.

So, does anyone have an alternative?

PayPal may have images you can hotlink to behind HTTPS. That being said unless your website is using HTTPS the "Some content is insecure" warning wouldn't apply.

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PayPal may have images you can hotlink to behind HTTPS.

Cody,

I think you misunderstood me. PayPal gives you the option of creating custom catalog and checkout pages that you can post your logo on. So I'm not looking for any of the PayPal images.

But if I serve that custom logo from a non-https server, the combination of my PayPal's secure page and my "insecure" logo creates the error message that most people don't understand and therefore fear. I've had so many complaints/questions that I've completely removed all logos from all my PayPal checkout pages.

I would like to customize my PayPal checkout pages, but an IP and SSL cert seems way too expensive for hosting 200K worth of images ...

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Cody,

I think you misunderstood me. PayPal gives you the option of creating custom catalog and checkout pages that you can post your logo on. So I'm not looking for any of the PayPal images.

But if I serve that custom logo from a non-https server, the combination of my PayPal's secure page and my "insecure" logo creates the error message that most people don't understand and therefore fear. I've had so many complaints/questions that I've completely removed all logos from all my PayPal checkout pages.

I would like to customize my PayPal checkout pages, but an IP and SSL cert seems way too expensive for hosting 200K worth of images ...

Ah I see - unfortunately there is little you can do aside from purchasing an SSL certificate. You can find decent prices at GoDaddy. Just by glancing at RetailMeNot I was able to find a coupon WOWSSL which will drop the price of their standard SSL certificates to $12.99 which should be within your budget.

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