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    I am trying to change my site to an https site. I have followed the directions give however I encounter two issues. First of all the "lock" icon never shows up and a search tells me the site is only partially secured.

    second, after I add the "s" to the three listed URL's , make sure "google" is in the one place and rebuild the styles, the log in/Register screen becomes in operable. It becomes a blank space that if you scroll down allows you to open it in another window which is way to difficult for some of my users.

    Has anyone else had this issue and found a resolution. Version 5.5.4 patch 2

  • #2
    What happens when you turn CloudFlare off for your site and switch to HTTPS?
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
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    • #3
      Wayne, What is Cloudflare and how to I access it?

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      • #4
        It is a proxy server provided by your hosting provider and you would have to ask them how to access it or turn it off. The software doesn't use it by default.
        Translations provided by Google.

        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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        • #5
          Cloudflare is not active according to the host, in fact it is not installed. Any other ideas? When I do the https then my admin panel becomes unusable also. I had to have the host restore the site from a backup.

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          • #6
            May be an obvious question, but have you had your host install a valid certificate? As that is needed.

            Assuming that's the case, please follow our guide and ensure every single relevant step is followed:
            https://forum.vbulletin.com/articles...forum-to-https
            MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
              May be an obvious question, but have you had your host install a valid certificate? As that is needed.

              Assuming that's the case, please follow our guide and ensure every single relevant step is followed:
              https://forum.vbulletin.com/articles...forum-to-https
              Hi Teresa,
              >
              > There is already an active SSL certificate so all you should need to do is update your vBulletin forum settings to use https instead of http. Here are the instructions I found for updating the forum to use https:
              >
              > vBulletin 5
              > Go to vBulletin Options > vBulletin Options > Site Name / URL / Contact Details.
              > Edit these three settings: 'vBulletin URL'; 'Login URL'; 'Core URL' and add the 's' into the URL.
              > For example, if your URL is
              http://www.contoso.com/forum
              , change it to
              https://www.contoso.com/forum
              > NOTE: Do not remove the word 'core' at the end of the core URL. You will break your site!
              >
              > Then go to Settings > Options > Server Settings & Optimization Options > Use Remote jQuery
              > Set this to Google.
              >
              > The key to all three vBulletin versions is that all you do in the URL settings is change http to https. Do not alter any other part of the URL.
              >
              > Once you have changed these settings, go to AdminCP > Maintenance > General Update Tools, and rebuild the styles.
              >
              > If you would like us to take care of this for you please provide the vBulletin admin URL and credentials otherwise please let us know if you need any further assistance. Thank you.

              These are the directions that I followed which proved to break the site as far as the log in screen no longer working and the Admin Control Panel becoming unusable. I followed these directions to the letter. (I am unsure why I paid for 6 months of support when I am always directed to the forum to solve issues.)

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