Saturday, October 3, 2015

HTTPS here

Google is adding HTTPS support for Blogger blogs. I switched over this morning, fixed a minor problem (the sidebar search URL needed an https ), and all seems well.

A comment appended to Blogger’s announcement says, “Dang. I wake up and it’s like the 2010s out there.” In other words, there’s nothing new about HTTPS. I’ve been using the HTTPS Everywhere extension since 2010, first in Firefox, later in Chrome. There’s no extension for Safari.

If you have any problems reading Orange Crate Art in your browser, please, let me know.


12:10 p.m.: Too many troubles. Back to HTTP for now.

comments: 4

Chris said...

I've tried substituting the http with https in your blog and mine (having enabled mine previously) and it works, but I have to go through those annoying "add security exception" messages first (in Firefox). Is that par for the course?

Michael Leddy said...

I’m not sure what usually happens, but when I tried my URL at, I found various versions of various browsers putting up warnings about failed authenticity checks. I’m going back to plain HTTP for now. I don’t think HTTPS is worth the aura of sketchiness those warnings add to a site.

brownstudy said...

Thank you for mentioning the HTTPS Everywhere extension. I'd never heard of it, for some reason. Installing it now in my browsers at work and home.

Michael Leddy said...

You’re welcome, Mike. I wish I could get HTTPS to work properly here. : )