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Offline Matthew-me

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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2017, 08:53:48 AM »
I will upgrade too as prior to 0.14, any linked images that are not https will disable SSL for that particular page - is that correct ?

2.014 includes a port from the Beta 2.1 of the image proxy option and https for Avatars.

Simple Machines Forum has released a new patch to the 2.0.x line, bringing our latest release version to 2.0.14.
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The quick summary of changes is as follows:
  • Added PHP 7 support.
  • Ported image proxy support from SMF 2.1.
  • Also added HTTPS for avatars.
  • Accept email addresses with long TLDs.
  • See the changelog for more.

Without upgrading pages will still load over SSL but you won't see the green padlock if there is mixed content, or you may get a warning or refusal to load - depending on browser and configuration. Upgrading to 2.014 would be my personal recommendation. Having just done a fresh install on a new server, everything is working great with SSL across the whole site.

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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2017, 09:21:21 PM »
I would also recommend http2 with apache. Easy to setup on apache 2.4
You get a nice speed boost for ssl sites
httpd.conf file
add
LoadModule http2_module modules/mod_http2.so


And in each virtual host that has SSL
Protocols h2 http/1.1
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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 06:08:18 AM »
I just moved to 2.0.14 and am very happy. everything is working well. image proxy is a cool thing.
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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 03:23:45 AM »
I've spent like 10 days to convert to https, it's really hard to switch. Thank you for completing the process by looking at the makalen. It's been good to fix it. For those who want to switch to https, there will also be a small recommendation, the webmaster search console needs to set the property as https, and the robots.txt file needs to be modified as https in the site map path.

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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »
Sorry, but that last post made no sens at all....
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Re: Converting to https, step-by-step...
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 09:39:24 PM »
I believe seosefi is saying that if we use them, we may need to also update our URLs in Google Webmaster Tools and Bing Webmaster Tools (for Bing & Yahoo) 

Also that if you have a SITEMAP: specified in your robots.txt, don't forget that, too. 

These make sense to me.   Easy to forget that stuff. 

I think the makalen reference is a typo(???).  The only connection my brain made was to Macallen scotch, which I agree is a critical part of successfully completing the process. 
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