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Blogger HTTPS for custom domain and Cloudflare

In BHF, there was a recent issue related to cloudflare where the browser screams the site is a phishing site. So I thought of writing up how does a service like cloudflare affect your blogger blog.

What is Cloudflare?

Well we have that written all over Wikipedia. Let's go on with why Blogger users look for Cloudflare.
Anciently Blogger users used cloudflare for one simple reason. HTTPS for custom domains.

So what happens when you introduce cloudflare into your domain?
DNS Redirect.
Your custom domain will be configured with the proxy info provided by cloudflare and when the request is hit, DNS redirect happens.
DNS redirect is bad for the site's health. A number of reasons, but the most important is that some browsers, when it detects a DNS redirection, it thinks that it is a phishing site.

What is a DNS redirect?

I am trying to explain this in easy terms. I'll try not to be too technical. When a custom domain URL is hit, usually the domain requests go to Name servers from w…

Adding Social bookmarking buttons

Whenever I came across certain blogs, I found those blogs with social book marking buttons for posts. Was under deep study of that and how to make it. At last with an "eeeeyaaaah" found the answer. Here comes.

Setting favicon to Blogger blogs

This article will let you know how to add favicon to blogger. Earlier there was no default favicon option by blogger which lead in writing this article. Now being the feature added, let us know how to add one.