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  • Phaedrus
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    Figured it out. I just had to clear the cache... <sheepish grin>...

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  • Phaedrus
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    So, I add the SSL and suddenly my ads aren't appearing any longer. What the heck is going on?

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  • dan325ci
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    Originally posted by Paul M View Post
    Google seem to think they own the internet these days.

    They dont care about little sites that have asolutely no requirement to run https.
    The seem to believe every site in the world is either selling stuff, or full of state secrets.

    Unfortunately, while everyone continues to use them, there is nothing we can do about it.
    Thats the whole issue here. We may believe Google doesn't own the internet and all that but the reality is that most business from search engine traffic is from Google and we need to do whatever it takes to be in compliance with them.

    I too recently moved the forums over to https because of the fact that Google flagged our website forums as being insecure. (even though it doesnt sell anything or accept personal info besides a password)

    Ive had all kinds of issues with pages showing up blank because of insecure content from old posts.

    To help things its best to go to https://www.whynopadlock.com and check what the browser is detecting as insecure for your page. Problem is when you have hundreds of thousands of posts its annoying to get that all fixed.

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  • jagtpf
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    Since the change I occasionally get an invalid URL during a fresh logon - to the effect that there is a HTTP address involved in the logon.php - All the settings I can find in AdminCp are correctly pointing to HTTPS - Can anyone suggest anything I've missed ? :chinscratch:

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  • Riasat
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    Originally posted by Phaedrus View Post

    I'm wondering if google owns the certificate sales... seriously? My little forum where I sell nothing?

    It's the new google chrome browser that is going to warn everybody using it that your site is unsecure... Not just google searches. The vast majority of my users use Chrome.
    Just use LetsEncrypt. Free certs for SSL.

    If people can enter password on your site, it should absolutely be on SSL even if it is a cat picture forum. No excuses.

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  • Paul M
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    Google seem to think they own the internet these days.

    They dont care about little sites that have asolutely no requirement to run https.
    The seem to believe every site in the world is either selling stuff, or full of state secrets.

    Unfortunately, while everyone continues to use them, there is nothing we can do about it.

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  • Pogo
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    Just to have it more on top....

    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    Since this issue arose, I have put together a guide to the basics of converting a vBulletin forum to https.
    Converting your forum to https

    This contains instrcutions for vB3, vB4 and vB5. The process is broadly similar for all three versions, just a couple of the settings have slightly different names.

  • Phaedrus
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    Originally posted by Carsafety View Post

    True- honestly if someone did intercept traffic and steal someone's login info, they aren't going to get much of value by hacking their account on my forum;-) But I doubt Google will understand that if they insist on docking sites because they have public logins:-(

    Maybe my forum is an exception, but I do get considerable traffic from Google search. It's a big deal if https eventually becomes a big ranking signal, just as having a mobile style or responsive style was when that became a major signal. If you don't comply, you drop off 1st page results and no one finds you.
    I'm wondering if google owns the certificate sales... seriously? My little forum where I sell nothing?

    It's the new google chrome browser that is going to warn everybody using it that your site is unsecure... Not just google searches. The vast majority of my users use Chrome.

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  • jagtpf
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post

    Make sure you clear your browser cache and restart the browser. Firefox is notorious for hanging on to old files and code if you let it.

    Also of course, I am not logged in, so it could be something that only shows to logged in users.
    Clearing cookies etc is one of my first points of call , but Members report issues across all browsers . I'll get there eventually , but as said above , it's been less painful than expected .....

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  • jagtpf
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    Part of my issue may be that I didn't re-build the styles ( There was a warning on mysql tables that I could not answer ) .

    So far I've found issues with post icons , smilies and some of the award icons ( 3rd party ) - they are hard-wired to http and I'm having to trawl
    through them all to change to https .

    Generally it was less painful as I expected - and especial thanks to Carsafety who managed the plunge first ....

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  • jagtpf
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    Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
    Since this issue arose, I have put together a guide to the basics of converting a vBulletin forum to https.
    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/arti...forum-to-https

    This contains instrcutions for vB3, vB4 and vB5. The process is broadly similar for all three versions, just a couple of the settings have slightly different names.
    Thanks Mark .

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  • Mark.B
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    Since this issue arose, I have put together a guide to the basics of converting a vBulletin forum to https.
    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/arti...forum-to-https

    This contains instrcutions for vB3, vB4 and vB5. The process is broadly similar for all three versions, just a couple of the settings have slightly different names.

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  • Carsafety
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    Originally posted by jagtpf View Post
    Looks like I only get the orange padlock on the main page .

    could it be the <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" statement ???
    I wish I could offer more advice, but I struggled to learn enough on my own to fix the issues I found on my site and unfortunately they don't seem to be the same as yours. I can offer these if you haven't used them:

    https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.htm

    https://www.jitbit.com/sslcheck/

    https://www.whynopadlock.com/

    I'm about to switch over my wordpress site. Thankfully there are some expert guides and even some plugins that have been helpful prepping.

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  • Mark.B
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    Originally posted by jagtpf View Post
    Strange - OK thanks Mark . The orange padlock shows on home page and also on one of the Forums . In all other aspects everything looks ok . I'm using Firefox , I'll ask members to let me know what they view with different browsers ....
    Make sure you clear your browser cache and restart the browser. Firefox is notorious for hanging on to old files and code if you let it.

    Also of course, I am not logged in, so it could be something that only shows to logged in users.

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  • jagtpf
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    Strange - OK thanks Mark . The orange padlock shows on home page and also on one of the Forums . In all other aspects everything looks ok . I'm using Firefox , I'll ask members to let me know what they view with different browsers ....

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