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SSL Certificate #258806
11/25/16 02:56 PM
11/25/16 02:56 PM
driv  Online Censored
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Hi guys,
Are there are settings that I should be changing, prior to installing an SSL certificate?
(Or any pitfalls I should be aware of?)


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258807
11/25/16 07:46 PM
11/25/16 07:46 PM
Gizmo  Offline
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Portland, OR; USA
IIRC I had some issues that I pushed fixes into v7.6.0, but I'm not sure if that was primarily the CDN that I host behind.


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258808
11/25/16 08:07 PM
11/25/16 08:07 PM
isaac  Offline
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For the most part, you should be fine. Just upgrade all your URLs from "http" to "https" in the control panel and includes files.

Insert both http and https variations of your URLs here:
Control Panel > Primary Settings
Domains for HTTP Referer Check

Update your "Contact Us" URLs to also use https, is using a link, rather than an email address.

With UBB.threads 7.5.x, you will run in to several very few cases where "https" will not process as a valid URL, so in that case, just use the "http" version, and let your .htaccess forward things for you. This is not a major issue. Its only a minor hiccup that you might not even notice. Your forums will still run correctly. -- Mostly just in the user settings for, "your website address" and some BBCode translations.

For bonus points, you could run a SQL query to replace all "http://www.yoursite.com" links to "https://www.yoursite.com" in POSTS, PM/PT, PROFILE COMMENTS...etc.

Also, dont forget to resubmit your website and it's new https urls to search spiders, and the Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Center if you use either of them. If you have ads on your website, update their code to use https variations of their code - for example: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/10528?hl=en

Last edited by id242; 11/25/16 08:12 PM. Reason: fixed an annoying typo.

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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258809
11/26/16 03:46 PM
11/26/16 03:46 PM
driv  Online Censored
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Some good points there that I would have missed.
Thanks for the comprehensive explanation.

(I'll be doing several practice runs before I run that SQL query though... wink )


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258810
11/27/16 05:57 AM
11/27/16 05:57 AM
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And since your URLs will be different, there's always a handly little UBB.Sitemaps script for pushing your new URLs out via Sitemaps for Bing and Google wink .


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: Gizmo] #258811
11/29/16 06:53 PM
11/29/16 06:53 PM
driv  Online Censored
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
And since your URLs will be different...

Lol. Never miss a trick, eh Giz wink



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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258812
11/30/16 02:20 AM
11/30/16 02:20 AM
Gizmo  Offline
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Haha, would you expect anything less? Sure I'm a repository for free support and information, but if you want to put something in my piggy bank I'll be your best buddy... Heck, look at Isaac and I, almost inseparable these days, lol.


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258813
11/30/16 02:22 AM
11/30/16 02:22 AM
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California
no.


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Re: SSL Certificate [Re: driv] #258827
12/02/16 03:57 PM
12/02/16 03:57 PM
driv  Online Censored
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Sign me up baby.... wink


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