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Jim Dunleavy
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Just wondered if anyone else was seeing this or just me.

When I go to the forum index, it shows that I'm not logged in - but when I press the 'login' button nothing happens.

However, if I go into a post or a forum my avatar appears and it shows me logged in (and if you can see this I'm able to post).

I've tried deleting all cookies but no change.

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There is some kind of glitch, where if you go to just fiddlerman.com/forum you get taken to an unsecure version of the site. You can't log in, but can access the chat. If you go to fiddlerman.com and click the forum link, it will take you to the secure version that you can log into.

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Thanks @damfino. That was it - my browser shortcut didn't specify http or https and it was going to http.

Presumably the automatic server redirect from http to https is broken or switched off.

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I wonder if this is related to the chat post by Stoney150?

 

Stoney1501/29/2019 5:09
For some reason my home computer IP address has been blocked from this website. Anyone know how I can get it unblocked? 

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I think so, Bob. 

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damfino said
There is some kind of glitch, where if you go to just fiddlerman.com/forum you get taken to an unsecure version of the site. You can't log in, but can access the chat. If you go to fiddlerman.com and click the forum link, it will take you to the secure version that you can log into.  

Ah, that explains a lot. For a while this month I seemed to be unable to log in (exact same thing happening as Jim described), so could only post from my phone which was already logged in.

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Same here. As was said, when it happens you just have to hit the "Forum" tab up there in the top banner, which redirects to the https:// version and then it works 🙂

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Yes, exactly. Thanks Mandy, that is the issue. I think a lot of people bookmarked Fiddlerman.com when it didn't matter whether you had the secure address in the address bar. Just add the s and save the new link and you should be good. I don't know if there is anything that I can do on my side. If anyone knows, please let me know.

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Fiddlerman said
..........I don't know if there is anything that I can do on my side. If anyone knows, please let me know.  

On my server there's a setting in Plesk that turns on 'automatic redirect to https'. If you enable that, any traffic requesting http:// will automatically be taken to the secure https:// page.

If you don't have access to the server settings, you could maybe ask your web host to enable it. It prevents anyone connecting to the server insecurely.

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If you don't have a Plesk web hosting control panel, you probably have cPanel. Whoever manages your website or your web hosting company will know what to do.

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Jim Dunleavy said

On my server there's a setting in Plesk that turns on 'automatic redirect to https'. If you enable that, any traffic requesting http:// will automatically be taken to the secure https:// page.

If you don't have access to the server settings, you could maybe ask your web host to enable it. It prevents anyone connecting to the server insecurely.  

That was a great idea. I was able to do the redirect on the Wordpress backend.

Let me know if that corrected the issue everyone.

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If you don't have a Plesk web hosting control panel, you probably have cPanel. Whoever manages your website or your web hosting company will know what to do.  

I have a cPanel and I'm managing the website. If it's better to do it on the server I can change it. Let's see how it works now that I redirected WordPress from http://fiddlerman.com to https://fiddlerman.com

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If you were able to do it on the Wordpress backend, you should be good to go.

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The redirect isn't working for me...

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 I found this after reading your post, Jim. http://www.fiddlerman.com redirects to the secure URL https://fiddlerman.com, but fiddleman.com/forum or http://fiddlerman.com/forum/ do NOT redirect to the secure URL, so there IS still a problem. So right now, the only way to get to the forum securely is to log into the fiddlerman website and click the forum link from there.

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MoonShadows said
 I found this after reading your post, Jim. http://www.fiddlerman.com redirects to the secure URL https://fiddlerman.com, but fiddleman.com/forum or http://fiddlerman.com/forum/ do NOT redirect to the secure URL, so there IS still a problem. So right now, the only way to get to the forum securely is to log into the fiddlerman website and click the forum link from there.  

Another way is to change your bookmark so it links to the https:// version of the forum - that's what I've done and it works fine.

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That's what I did too, but it doesn't solve the security problem for others who may not be aware of it. Ideally, it needs to be set up so that no matter how a person comes to one of the pages within the site and/or how they bookmark it they are going to the https of that page. But, you already know that. 

Probably best at this point is for Fiddlerman to check his cPanel settings, beyond the Wordpress settings, or contact his hosting company, because it is only the main URL "fiddlerman.com" that will redirect to the secure https no matter how you type it or bookmark it. The links (Videos/Tutorials, Sheet Music, Learning Tools, Blog, etc) will only go to https if clicked from within the site. If any of them are typed or bookmarked as http, they do not go to https. That needs to be cleaned up.

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Fiddlerman
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I thought that it worked because it did for me. LOL
I guess it's because I was logged in. I'll check my cPanel.

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Had to modify the .htaccess/ file, but it should all be good now. Let me know if you guys have any other issues. 🙂

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Seems to be working here.

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Cool 😎

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