Thursday, January 3, 2019

Why Can't I Read my Blog?

Are you having trouble reading other Blogger blogs? Are you even having trouble reading your own? If so, it's because of a not-so-recent change by Blogger that all blogs must be "secure". If you look at the URL of my blog you will see that it begins with https:// instead of http://. I didn't do that; Blogger did. But my link still contains http:// wherever it has been saved before that change went into effect. Therein lies the problem and here's what to do about it.

Say you have clicked on a link to a blog, and now you are stuck at the Mature Content page. Here's how to get past it. At the top of your browser, where you see the blog URL, simply type https:// in front of the URL.

For example, you see spankingblog.blogspot.com
Add https://
You now see https://spankingblog.blogspot.com

Press Enter
You will now be able to see the blog once you click on the Mature Content  warning.

To fix your own blog, if it's one of the blogs you are unable to read:

In Blogger, go to Settings, Basic.

Set the HTTPS Redirect to YES.
Save. Problem solved for you and all your readers!

Feel free to pass this post along to anyone you find having the same difficulty.

From Hermione's Heart

11 comments:

morningstar said...

Thanks Hermione !!! I have changed my settings -- no more puzzling till my puzzler was sore :)

NoraJean said...

Thanks, Hermione! ... nj

Windy said...

Thank you! This will help me help others! LOL Windy

Roz said...

Thank you Hermione, I have had problems getting past the mature content page from time to time on different blogs.

Hugs
Roz

ronnie said...

Hermione, you are the best. Will help a lot. Thanks so much.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Hermione said...

I'm always glad to help. I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, and morningstar's cry for help yesterday got me to stop procrastinating.

Please pass this post along to anyone you find having the same difficulty.

Hugs,
Hermione

Leigh Smith said...

You are the blogger guru, thanks for this and every other time you've helped me and others.

Richard Herndon said...

Maybe this is why I couldn't ever post on blogger too many restrictions

Richard Herndon said...

Maybe this is why I couldn't ever post on blogger too many restrictions

Richard Herndon said...

Why is every comment doubled

Gustofur said...

I enjoy your blog and the weekly brunch discussions.