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How can I have a "secured" connection?

  1. I am using a browser google chrome, more specifically rockmelt.

    There is a "globe" icon before the address and tells you three (3) things:
    1. Whether identity of site is verified or not
    2. Connection is encrypted
    3. If you have visited the site before.

    See, i am new to this kinds of things. So I really don't understand much about it. But as far as I know, the more "greens" i have on this, the more "reliable" my website is.

    I am the owner of the site, and i just recently registered and bought a domain for it.

    So if anyone can help me or answer me why i am getting the grey globe icon, it would really put my mind at ease.
    Blog url: http://eventuallyco.wordpress.com/

  2. You can easily enable the HTTPS connection in your Dashboard under 'User' -> 'Personal Settings' -> 'Browser Connection'. Please review this guide to read learn more about secure connections.

  3. I already set that up. But still its saying that the site cannot be verified.

    Just before replying to this post, i was inside my admin when i logged out. I am using my iPad browser safari to do this, then a popup appeared and told me that safari cannot verify wordpress after logging out.

    I really don't know what to do and it is troubling me because if this happens to a reader, they would have a feeling that thte site is not secured and might stay away from it.

    Thank you.

  4. The alert you noticed was probably due to the fact that you were visiting your site using the https protocol instead of http. ( Did you go from the dashboard to the front page by just deleting the extra text after the / in your address? )

    You should use https to access your dashboard, and http to access your blog.

    Regular readers won't encounter the same issue, because they do not access your dashboard and thus won't have any reason to visit your site through an https connection

  5. "The alert you noticed was probably due to the fact that you were visiting your site using the https protocol instead of http. ( Did you go from the dashboard to the front page by just deleting the extra text after the / in your address? )"

    - no, i didn't. I open a new tab and type my address.

    One other thing, i got a screen capture of what happened after logging out of my site from wordpress, but i don't know how i can attach it so you can know what i am talking about.

    Just to explain, i logged out from wordpress then an "SSL error" came up and tole ma that "This is probably not the site you were looking for" and might be just a problem with the DNS thing. I really don't have a clue on this one.

    I just followed (at least i think i followed) the guide for registering domain and for the google apps email.

    But still, i get this not secured notifications.

  6. You can either upload your screenshot to the Media Library of your blog, then send us a link, or you can contact us through the private support system and when we reply to you, attach the screenshot to your next email.

  7. http://eventuallyco.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/problem.png

    the file shows the 2 problems i have. the larger image is when i log out of wordpress.com..the screen shows up. The smaller image with the yellow band is the one i want to fix too.

  8. That particular error is normal and really nothing to worry about, just a misguided alert.

    Basically, the issue here is that the secure script is signed for WordPress.com (as in eventuallyco.wordpress.com), but you have eventuallyco.com appearing instead due to mapping. Your browser is noticing the difference and alerting you that WordPress.com could be "hijacking" your connection, which is more of less true, as you are connecting to WordPress.com, but it's not malicious like your browser suspects.

    The connection is still secure, but your browser is just concerned that the certificate is signed for a different domain.

  9. Got it. Thanks :) at least now i won't be bothered by it anymore.

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