Bug #3897


Unsecured Connections Security Warning for Commons site

Added by Sarah Morgano about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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When you arrive at the Commons through Google search, a warning about unsecured connections/vulnerability appears in the address bar (this is the case for both firefox and chrome). Is this anything we should be concerned about in terms of security or SEO?


screenshot.png (334 KB) screenshot.png Sarah Morgano, 2015-03-09 04:03 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.7.15

Thanks, Sarah. This notice is because some sites are serving non-https assets. I have some tricks in place to prevent this from happening (in most cases) on the main site, but I'll try to see if I can extend it to subsites.

What is the significance of the subject of this ticket - the "mobile optimized" stuff?

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Updated by Sarah Morgano about 9 years ago

This was submitted by Jonathan Patkowski to Matt Gold, so I'm not terribly sure what Jonathan meant by the subject line.

Actions #3

Updated by Matt Gold about 9 years ago

  • Subject changed from Google: websites not mobile optimized by April 21 will lose mobile search rankings to Unsecured Connections Security Warning for Commons site

Hi Boone -- please disregard that subject line -- this ticket arose when someone replied to an email with that subject line; the title here is unrelated to the content of the ticket. I've edited it accordingly

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

I've put a number of fixes in place for this - changesets are too numerous to mention here (if anyone cares, check the changelog from 2015-03-11). Going to mark resolved, but please let me know if you find more errors like this, as they're bound to arise, especially on secondary sites.


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