I was just reading this excellent post by Troy Hunt about why even a static HTML website should use HTTPS, when I was reminded by The Hacker News that today is the day Google Chrome starts marking all non-HTTPS websites as “Not Secure”. I am very glad I spent my 4th of July making the switch.
Well, another birthday in the books, but today I am continuing the celebration by posting one of the most recent acquisitions for the permanent collection. I did not even have this item on my want list, because it is so rare, I never thought that I had a chance at owning one. Now that I own it, I would love to rip it open and play with it!
I recently had an email discussion with the support team at WPBeginner about my problems finding a replacement for my custom taxonomies menu widget. It turns out that WordPress‘s standard menu functionality picks up custom taxonomies, so the need for a specialized widget has been eliminated. I did want the menu to have “accordion” ability, and the standard WordPress menu widget does not provide that, so I am trying out a new plugin to provide that functionality. One feature that has been lost is showing the count of the number of exhibits each particular selection will show, but I consider saving screen space worth the price. Please try navigating using the new tree, and leave a comment below or use the “Contact the Curator” form to let me know what you think!
Once again, my wife Jennifer and I volunteered to help man their Artists Lounge. We were happy to be able to support our local convention, and I was able to spend some time speaking with Chad Burdette. Long-time readers of the Mercheum blog may recall that Mr. Burdette interviewed me for his newspaper blog, The Comics Multiverse, back in 2016. Is it really that long ago already? Where does the time go?
I have gone through all 115 exhibit pages and fixed all of the image links from http: to https:. Once again, if you notice broken links, missing images, or any other unexpected behavior of the Harvey Mercheum website, please leave a comment below or use the Contact the Curator form to let me know about it. Thank you for your patience.
I wanted to put up a quick post today, but when I went to check the exhibit page I needed, I noticed that none of the images were displaying! There was just a text link instead of the exhibit pictures. I edited the page and changed the “http:” references to “https:” and the images came back. Obviously I will have to fix all 100+ pages here on the Harvey Mercheum website, please bear with me until I can get this done. Until then, enjoy today’s Jigidi puzzle, the Wendy Halloween candy bucket:
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
One of the reasons I moved hosting of the Harvey Mercheum website from Arvixe to SiteGround was the promise of one click conversion to HTTPS and a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate. I have worked with computers long enough to realize that it could not be that simple, and so have been putting off making that “one click” for quite a while. However, Google keeps pushing for all websites to go to HTTPS, and this month is releasing a change to their Chrome web browser to mark all HTTP websites as not secure. Not sure what the difference between HTTP and HTTPS is? The best explanation I have found was written by the company better known for SEO, Yoast: