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Wrong codes may be the reason your blog or website is not secured


It’s unlike me to write about IT but as a website owner, I feel inclined to share my recent experience troubleshooting my website’s security problem.If you run a blog or website, you would know by now that it entails more than just writing and posting updates. In fact, website owners spend more time manipulating and editing HTML & CSS to get the best out of our websites. Yet nothing is more frustrating than an unsecured website especially if you run it for business.

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To make matters worse, Google Chrome flags websites without Secure HTTPS addresses and forewarn readers not to purchase anything on such websites because their credit cards and personal information can be accessed by hackers. This is totally bad for business because if people are hesitant to use their credit cards on your website you cannot make sales. Personally, I avoid shopping on websites without security as they are less likely to have secured payment options.

 

HTML CODE TROUBLESHOOTING

Delete Bad HTML code

Websites can lose security when HTML codes from untrustworthy sources are used. These could be in the form of affiliate links, photos or text. Just know If this HTML code is duplicated on all pages of your website, it will lose the Secure Https address format entirely.  Also, Individual pages can also lose security when flagged HTML codes are assigned to those pages only. The site might be secure but the pages with the bad HTML will not be secured.

Website Look before deleting HTML code

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Website Look after deleting HTML code

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Yay! my website is secure again.

 

Thank you for reading. Please leave your questions and suggestions regarding Blog or Website security issues in the comment section below. 💋

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14 replies »

    • Lol! 😊 Your site is secure!
      I believe security becomes an issue when you advertise on your website, as a few private ads links may contain corrupt attributes.
      Thank you for reading!🌺♥️😊

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  1. Oh my goodness this is a super helpful post! It actually made me check to see if mine was secure and thankfully, right now it’s showing secure because if it wasn’t I would be struggling to actually secure it lol im a little techy .. kind of sort of..not really hahaha!

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