Site move to HTTPS - weather widget problems

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    About a week ago, we moved GPF from an http site to one that uses https - which basically means that it uses a secure, encrypted connection. Google and other big internet companies are pushing hard for this, so nearly all sites will use the same encryption that you see when buying online at places like Amazon.

    As part of this move, we have to make sure that everything on the page comes from a secure website, otherwise the browser will report that the entire page is insecure. So, the forum software does something clever and "caches" images so that they load from the GPF https webite, even though they are hosted elsewhere - it's the only way to get a secure site.

    The downside of this caching is that it only updates once per week, so any dynamic weather sig images won't update instantly. I'm not aware of a way around this, but I know that many members really appreciate having this image in their sig, so I want to find a way to make it work.

    We can't go back to http, as Google Chrome is going to start listing sites that have login forms as "insecure" if they don't make the switch. Over the next month or two, many other sites are going to have to make the jump.

    I wanted to post this message as Becky had a PM from a member that had found this problem, so I'm looking in to what I can do right now :).
     
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    Thanks for the update and for all you do to keep the best pond site on the internet up and running!
     
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    Thx for update then that s why mine is not updating
     
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    I hadn't noticed, but I'll keep a look out now. Thanks.
     
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    Aha, @Kenneth maybe that is it and I'll have to check mine again to see if it is showing the correct time and also you shouldn't have those gray letters showing on top of your weather banner still.

    Just checked mine and yep time is wrong too!

    Thanks Ian for trying to get it worked out. My temp seems to be right.
     
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    Better to be secure than not, we can live without it if you can't make it work.

    Thanks for the hard work!
     
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    Thanks guys :).

    For the time being, it may be best to remove the weather sig images, as I can't see a way to enable it without causing more errors :(.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    No problem it will be a goner soon

    Like now :)
     
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    So is that why the member map is gone?
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