Blogger Updates - HTTPS and Comment Notification | Life and Linda

Blogger Updates - HTTPS and Comment Notification

Hello Friends, since Blogger has made so many changes lately, I thought I would write a post on some of the changes and fixes.


Comment Notification Emails

We were all concerned when Google made changes and left us with no comment email notification.

The Easy Fix - Go into Settings on your dashboard.
Click Email.
Your email address should be in the box. Remove it! Click Save settings. Now  Add it back in, click enter and click Save settings.

You will then receive an email from Noreply+subscribe@blogger.com
It will be addressed to your blog email.

Below is what you will see:

You have been invited to receive email notifications at lifeandlinda@gmail.com when new comments on blog Life and Linda have been published.
Please click the Subscribe link below to accept this invitation. If you don’t want these email notifications, you can just ignore this message, or click the Decline link below.

If you want to stop receiving comment email notifications for this blog, you can click the opt-out link here or in any of the notification emails.

Subscribe
Decline


After you click Subscribe, you will get a message that looks like this:
You are all set to receive email notification from comments.
________________________
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The next item is HTTPS notice from Blogger.


You will most likely see this notice above your blog posts.
If you see this message, you can go to Settings and make the changes. Change the No to Yes.

It will then process. After a few minutes or so, refresh your blog.  The next item, HTTPS Redirect should show up. After changing no to yes, make sure to click save. Below is what it looks like.


If all is well, then your site should be secure with a little padlock.
There is a site to check to see if your blog is secure.

It will give you test results. Sometimes, if it fails, it says mixed content.  That means some of your widgets, photos or a signature are HTTP. Changing these items will make your blog secure. These items need to be HTTPS.
I re-made my signature, because initially it was HTTP.

I hope this clears up some issues you may have.

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37 comments:

  1. Hello Linda, thank you for writing this helpful post!
    You were such a HUGE help and I appreciate it.
    Thank you.
    Hope there will be no more changes with Blogger for a while.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy 4th of July.
    Hugs Julie

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    1. You are welcome Julie. Happy to assist. A good feeling being secure. Hugs

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  2. Thanks my fairy blog mother!
    Lisa

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  3. Hey, great job on the update, did a post on this subject, as you know last week! We need this kind of helpful information to stay secure and to be what I call a clean web site!
    Thanks, Roxy

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    1. Yes, by all means sharing the knowledge is the best! Roxy, thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It.

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  4. Thanks for the valuable info, Linda! I clicked on "why no padlock" and two things showed up: Protocols and Form Failure, and I don't quite understand what they mean. The first said that I have TLSv1 is enabled and that is being phased out and should have been disabled by 6/30/2018. I don't know where to find this to disable and also, it says a form with the *http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify* or another secure URL for your padlock to return. So how do I update this? Thanks!

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    1. Gail, you are all set. I tweaked a setting in your blog.

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  5. You never cease to amaze me in terms of your knowledge and expertise! This is all Greek to me, but I can see that many other people know exactly what you are writing about. I'm such a technology "old lady."

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    1. Kare, you are so kind. I love helping people. I hope you are well. i miss seeing you. Gearing up for my Mom's surgery July 6th.

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  6. Linda, you are very helpful in compiling this. My blog was already https without any mixed content, but I hadn't been receiving comments for over 8 months, since early last October. A few other bloggers I know were impacted then, but only until this GDPR mess did everyone seem to be affected. Thank you, I hope it works!

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    1. Rite, I know Blogger put us all in through the ringer. You should start receiving email notifications again. If you have a problem, drop me a line.

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  7. Oh, Linda you are the best. I have everything working except when I did the "secure" test it said something about I needed to put HTTPS on my feedburner but I have no idea where it is and since it's working okay I'll just leave it for now. Thanks for the heads up! Have a happy 4th and sure hope your Mom's surgery goes well.

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    1. If I still have access, I can fix it for you Lea.

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  8. Thank you, Linda. You are always on top of things. I appreciate all your help. Enjoy the holiday!

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    1. You are welcome Sarah. I was happy to help you with your blog updating.

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  9. I am sending this to someone who was having problems and I pinned it.So nice of you!

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  10. Hi Linda, my only question is, when you say to delete our email, do you mean to click that "choose your contacts-remove" area, or just delete our email in the box? I tried just deleting my email in the box, saving, and then adding it back, and saving it again, but I didn't receive any invitation.
    Happy 4th to you and your hubby!

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    1. Kitty, just delete your address in the box, then save. Add it back in and save again.

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  11. Thanks Linda for sharing your wonderful computer savvy expertise. You are so great at this stuff. If I change up my blog I will definitely get your help and services. You are the best at this stuff and making peeps blogs so pretty.
    Happy 4th.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  12. Thank you for the update information Linda. Hopefully I will start receiving notifications again. :)

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  13. It worked Linda! You are my hero!

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    1. Yea! Catherine, it is working for you. Happy 4th.

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  14. As always, you have my back. Thanks Linda, you're the best!

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  15. Hi Linda,
    thanks for the information. I tried the secure test and says I have 2 soft failure errors, and that the url needs to be updated to a secure url for the padlock to return. Can you advise me on how I do that? Appreciate any help?!
    Thank you so much,
    Sherrie K

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  16. I came across your blog while searching for a solution about not getting email notifications. I tried what you suggested and it worked. Very helpful. Good job

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