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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…

Moving from Wordpress to Blogger

Migrating from WordPress to blogger is an easy thing. Follow instructions below,
Export/Download content from WordPress.You'll get a file downloaded. Now goto -> http://wordpress2blogger1.appspot.com/Upload the file you downloaded from wordpress here by clicking "Browse" => "Convert"This will give you an XML file.Now come to Blogger => Settings => Others => Import content => Upload the file you got from http://wordpress2blogger1.appspot.com/ There you go.

Related posts

So, In the BHF we had an user who came up with this idea of having related posts link under all posts: [MaapsWorld] How to use Lambda expression. Therefore I planned to add some salt and pepper to it and write an article on it.

When it comes to related posts, first thing is that there is no way of automating this one easily. So we'll have half automation and half manual works on maintaining this gadget.

The steps in implementing this gadget is split into three,
Creating posts with proper Labels.Altering XMLUpdating(if in case).

Facebook OG object debugger

Basically, while sharing a link for the first time, the object debugger stores the meta information in its databases so when you share again, instead of debugging the URL, it takes from its own database. So a shared URL even upon changing the description/image/title, does not get affected sooner.
So, to overcome this and see quicker results of custom description/ changing image/ changing blog or post title, facebook has a facility called the Open Graph Object Debugger.