Why is my Folk Photographer WordPress site being flagged as dangerous?

FolkPhotographerSecurityWarning_Below you can see my post on wordpress that owns this domian.

http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/invalid-cetificate-warning-on-my-blog

Invalid cetificate warning on my blog..

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  1. invalid certificate warning and states that the site is showing wrong ownership, warning people not to proceed….This started when I paid for my url without the wordpress in it..

    The blog I need help with is thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com.

  2. Can wordpress please fix their certificates to show proper information to browser security programs?

  3. Hi Daniel,

    This is a browser warning shown when you go to a URL proceeded by https:// rather than http:// on a WordPress.com blog. It is nothing to worry about. You can read more about it here: HTTPS

  4. Yes it is something to worry about… I deters people from going to my site when they get warnings like “Dangerous site” Proceed at own risk” and many more bad warnings.. and if you choose to go to my site.

    They make it very difficult and give you a bunch of different pop up windows to go through to be permitted to get to my site.

    That is if the block will even give you the options to proceed..

    Many blockers wont let you go ahead at all..

    THAT IS something to be concerned about.. All because wordpress certificates are not correct… Why did I pay for my own url when no one can get to it?

  5. Hi Daniel,

    To explain this better, only you will see this warning when logged in.

    When you connect to your Dashboard over an HTTPS connection, we use an SSL certificate to encrypt your connection. SSL certificates need to be signed to a specific domain, and we can’t provide certificates for every mapped domain, so our certificate is signed for WordPress.com.

    When you connect to your Dashboard via your own domain but your security software sees a certificate signed to http://wordpress.com/ it’s altering you that WordPress.com may be intercepting your connection, which of course is perfectly fine.

    Most security systems like this should have a way to add a permanent exception so you will never see the warning again in this instance.

    To prevent your readers running into this in their browsers, just make sure that whenever you provide a link to your blog or post it anywhere, that you post it as https://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com/ and not https://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com/

  6. No that is not what is happening..
    This warning shows up when I am not logged in.
    It shows up for anyone whose has a security system like used on Firefox.
    Their security plugins will show this to everyone trying that tries visit my site.
    It is deterring anyone from going ahead to my site…

    Please see this post..
    https://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com/2014/01/22/why-is-my-folk-photographer-site-being-flaged-as-dangerous/

    1. Hi Daniel – That’s the warning that shows up for exactly the reason I mentioned. If I go to your site in Firefox while logged out, I get no such warning. I am going to this URL:

      https://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com/

      However, if I go to this URL, I do get the warning:

      https://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com/

    2. Yes but you did not understand that Firefox and Chrome browsers have many different add ons for secure browsing. Many people have them, and they all get this warning.

      That is not good.

      The warning is wrong and very misleading.

      It is deterring people from going to my site.

      This needs to be corrected…

      If people are browsing in https then they should be getting no warning.

      After all isn’t my site https worthy?

      WordPress needs to resolve this problem.

      Time to update the system and how it is working…

      At minimum people should be getting a pop up asking them if they want to continue to see secure and unsecured content on my site.

      Telling people it is untrustworthy is very shocking and that has to stop..

      Why am my paying for this url and then I loose many viewers because of this stupid ‘Untrustworthy’ warning to many people with secure browsers.
      Please fix this.

      1. When visitors go to your blog address: thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com they will be redirected to http://thevisionaryfolkphotographer.com – which should not give any errors.

        It’s possible that you are still being redirected to https:// if you’ve visited that link before and is cached in your browser. You might want to clear our your cache and cookies using the guide below: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies

        Otherwise please follow the steps at http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/#frequently-asked-questions

      2. Sorry to say..

        You are so difficult to communicate with.

        You can not understand anything I say.

        The warning that pops up is frightful and very misleading.

        Most people will not proceed.

        Since they are new to my site and know almost nothing about how this security stuff works.

        Either the warning message is changed or i will have to stop paying for my own url and go back to using it with the wordpress in the url.

        I would rather not do that.

        But you are leaving me no choice but to do that to avoid this terrible security warning.

        Thank you.

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