Mixed Content Errors from Disqus on HTTPS Site

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Kelly Heffner Wilkerson

Categories: Development, Website/Seo | View Comments

Yesterday I noticed that our SSL connection on this blog had errors due to “mixed content”, meaning our HTTPS site was loading additional content that was served over insecure HTTP. After a little bit of digging in the console, I discovered that the issue was due to our Disqus plugin loading over http from pixel.tapad.com (we've seen other reports with lore.circulate.com as well).

I found this great blog post describing the issue as well as a fix, but even better, on that blog post a tech lead from Disqus commented with a better fix. Kudos to him for doing that!

How to fix mixed content errors from Disqus on your HTTPS site:

  1. Login to your Disqus administrator account and go into your HTTPS site's settings.
  2. Select Advanced settings.
  3. Uncheck “Enable anonymous cookie targeting for your site's visitors”.
  4. Press Save.

That's it, fixed!


  • fahad

    fahad February 2, 2019

    Thanks for this Article . I will appreciate you .

  • Mia Colbert January 1, 2018

    Thanks for this post. That was helpful.

  • Big Boy Travel

    Big Boy Travel December 12, 2017

    nice work on finding this connect Kelly!!!
    It's too bad that Disqus still isn't ready to have their visitor tracking for ads HTTPS friendly

  • Dane Powell

    Dane Powell December 12, 2017

    This was the top Google result and fixed it, thanks!

  • Tatyana

    Tatyana February 2, 2017

    Thank you very much!