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  1. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    SSL/HTTPS Update

    Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Daniel, Mar 6, 2017.

    Last night we installed an SSL Certificate on WritingForums.org. This updated forces all traffic to https://www.writingforums.org instead of the http:// version.

    We've chosen to install the SSL Certificate largely due to Google's strong recommendation. At the beginning of the year they began showing login forms as insecure for websites not using HTTPS, with the implication of future penalties.

    SSL Certificates are beneficial in that they encrypt data transmission over the web (prevent's eavesdropping), it insures data integrity (prevents data corruption/modification), and ensures authentication (proves you're communicating with the correct website).

    While the SSL Certificate is installed on our server - and while all WritingForums.org URLs are now forced to use HTTPS, the update on the site is still underway. We encourage you to use the https:// version of our URL if you're linking to WritingForums.org on our forum, social media, or your own website.

    There's a number of things that need to be done. This largely includes ensuring all internal linking uses https, along with back-end search and server optimization.

    These updates can break some functions of a website, and in fact, a few bugs have already been identified.

    You can report any issues, bugs, design problems you notice in this thread. Also keep an eye out on the green "Secure" certificate next to our URL, and report pages that do not show this certification.

    Known Bugs
    • Broken mobile navigation design on horizontal mobile
    • Broken authentication when using Smilies
    • Unable to post via Safari
    Please make us aware of any new issues you're experiencing, especially related to logging in, posting, editing, and other data-transfer functions. If you need to you can email us at support@writingforums.org.

    Thanks,
    Daniel
     
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