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Chrome v44 HTTPS Bug

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aldisney

Hello--

I haven't seen this come up on the forums, but since Chrome's required for PageLines, I thought it might be helpful to share this information with the community - I've been tearing my hair out about this all week.

Chrome's most recent update, to use non-technical terminology, broke the crap out of a ton of Wordpress sites and other web applications. Chrome's forcing sites to look for HTTPS when there's no HTTPS to be found, which, in some cases, prevents you from accessing your Wordpress site entirely. Here's a pretty good explanation of what's going on: https://ma.ttias.be/chrome-44-sending-https-header-by-mistake-breaking-web-applications-everywhere/

Per the article and Google's release schedule, it looks like the issue's supposed to be fixed in the next update, Monday, 27th of 2015. For our customers, we're going to ride it out and see if a fix gets implemented on schedule, but the article comments include a plugin hosted on Github that resolves the issue.

In any case, if there's anyone else going crazy trying to figure out what's going on with their sites, I hope this helps. 

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Simon

Ive just updated my chrome, is this bug reproducible on pageines.com?

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aldisney

No, I'm not seeing it on PageLines.com - part of what makes it maddening is that it's inconsistent; I've got some sites built in PageLines that just completely won't work, I've got another site in Divi that the nav's totally destroyed on... again, this totally isn't a PageLines bug, it's a Chrome problem. And, in fact, just as I was checking, Chrome shows that it's currently updating. 

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aldisney

Update: Now that Chrome's updated to 44.0.2403.107, everything appears to be working as expected.

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Simon

Good.

Thankyou for the valuable feedback

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