In my Shapely site a few pages associated with a membership plugin must be served as https in order to preserve security and avoid address-bar warnings. As for the other pages, I don’t care. In principle, I could serve the whole site as https, but I don’t because that causes a mixed-content warning in Firefox on the front page (the widgeted page). I’m not sure why, but it’s no big deal, as I can set links for those few membership pages so that they are served https and the rest as http. That works fine, and all the links in the top nav bar work well (all http but for those connected with membership) except for one little detail that is bugging me.
On the far left of the nav bar is the site title, which the theme links to the front page. The problem is that link behaves dynamically: it serves the front page as http or https depending on the status of the last page served. So if the user looks at a membership page and then returns to the front page by clicking the site title, it serves the front page as https (provoking an obvious mixed-content warning in Firefox). Note this does not happen if the user returns to the front page by clicking HOME on the nav bar (that serves as http in all cases, as per the menu link).
People can get nervous when they see this mixed-content warning, so I’d like to resolve this problem if I could, either by making the site-title link static as http or by making the site-title completely unlinked. I can’t see how to do either.
Help much appreciated. (Great theme, by the way.)