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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…

Transferring Blogspot blogs

I often see this issue in GPF-Blogger:How do I?. Transferring Blogspot Blogs from one mail ID to another.

Note: The Old UI is gone long ago and we have only New UI.

Make sure that both Mail accounts are associated with https://www.blogger.com/
Use Mozilla browser(say). Login to blogger account from which the blogspot blogs should be transferred.Go to :-
Settings => Permissions => Add Authors => Give the m@il Id of the account to which the blogspot blog should be transferred => Invite [Old UI] Settings => Basic(if necessary) => +Add Authors => Give the m@il Id of the account to which the blogspot blog should be transferred => Invite authors [New UI] Now, use another browser(say Chrome) and login to the mail of the blogger account whom you invited in the previous step and accept the author invitation. This is the account to which the blogspot blog should be transferred.