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Guys, just get a SSL certificate already. They're free nowadays, but you have to renew them every 90 days (renewal is also free).



I don't know what hosting company you use, but most companies offer free SSL with their hosting plans. You should check in the cPanel. 😐
 

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Guys, just get a SSL certificate already. They're free nowadays, but you have to renew them every 90 days (renewal is also free).



I don't know what hosting company you use, but most companies offer free SSL with their hosting plans. You should check in the cPanel. 😐
We have SSL. @Romanos has it been deactivated?
 

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Maybe it's just on my end... I don't know. CH is shown with "connection not secure" in all the browsers I've tried (Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Whale Browser etc.).

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I'm using Chrome on Android and it says the site is secure.
 

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I'm using Chrome on Android and it says the site is secure.
I'm on Firefox and it says not secure. When I check on my phone it says secure.
 

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It looks like CH supports SSL, but doesn't redirect. Normally if you go to http://site, you'll get a redirect to https://site. CH isn't doing that. So you need to use https: explicitly when you go to it.
 

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I'm using Chrome on Android and it says the site is secure.
Wow! You post on forums from a mobile phone? And use near-perfect punctuation and formatting? Very impressive! 👏
 

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Wow! You post on forums from a mobile phone? And use near-perfect punctuation and formatting? Very impressive! 👏
I use an Android tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard. I don't like to run the gauntlet of autocorrect and fat fingers, for the reasons you mention :)
 

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When I put https:// before the link, it is showing as secure.
 

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I think hedrick has it.

If you enter http:// you don't redirect to https://

That not only leaves the user with an unsecured site but also creates a few other curious glitches. If you're logged into one but not the other you find yourself having to log in again, ironically exposing your login details in the process. I'd have thought this would be a simple enough process to fix with the host?
 

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Let's see how it works now.
 

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Just tried linking to the http:// version of this page and it gave me the default color scheme (i.e. not my color scheme) and told me the site was insecure.
 
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I am still having this issue. https shows as secure of course, so there's no issues with your SSL license. You just need to set http to automatically redirect to https when visited. Depending on your hosting environment, I assume you just need to update your .htaccess file to reflect the automatic redirect. Here's an article about that: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us...r-site-to-load-securely-with-an-htaccess-file

Can offer my assistance as well. Just let me know! :)
 

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I don't have access to make the changes needed.
 

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I am still having this issue. https shows as secure of course, so there's no issues with your SSL license. You just need to set http to automatically redirect to https when visited. Depending on your hosting environment, I assume you just need to update your .htaccess file to reflect the automatic redirect. Here's an article about that: https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us...r-site-to-load-securely-with-an-htaccess-file

Can offer my assistance as well. Just let me know! :)
Thank you for the information and the offer.

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I don't have access to make the changes needed.
It is on my list to attend to.
 

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Romanos messaged me this morning that our host has resolved the issue and we have our SSL back now! Thanks, Romanos!
 
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