Your Website Is Not Secure: Important Google Chrome Update In July 2018

The change discussed in this article came into effect in late July 2018 and will affect how your websites show up to visitors to your website. It could affect how people perceive your website, and could impact whether someone will stay on your website, contact you via a form, and order from you via ecommerce. We recommend having your website upgraded to use HTTPS. Please contact us to learn more.

Google Chrome, the top web browser on the Internet today, has recently begun showing HTTP pages on websites as NOT SECURE in July 2018. When you visit a page that is not using HTTPS – the secure version of HTTP- it shows a warning next to the page URL in Google Chrome. When you click the warning you get a message informing you to not enter sensitive information on the website. This message alerts folks to not enter credit card numbers, contact information, and other information on the website.

Don’t want your website to show up as “Not Secure?” Contact us at webdev@pronetsinc.com or 276-236-8226 x 1007 and we can fix this issue on your website.

Why is this happening?

Google is encouraging websites to use HTTPS as part of a goal to have encryption everywhere. This leads to a more secure web since attackers can’t intercept and change web pages that are using HTTPS. Adding HTTPS to a site requires an SSL certificate, which verifies your domain and website when using HTTPS.

Does this affect my PRONETS website?

If your website shows “Not Secure” in the URL bar when you visit your home page, then this does affect your website. Even if your website does not collect sensitive information, having an SSL certificate can improve your website’s appearance in search engines, especially as Google considers it when ranking websites. As well it improves confidence in the legitimacy of your website and business, and displays a green padlock on your URL bar in most cases.

How to fix this issue on your website?

We can add an SSL certificate to your website and convert it to use HTTPS everywhere. Just contact us by emailing webdev@pronetsinc.com or calling 276-236-8226 x 1007.

 

IMPORTANT: How To Fix Your Facebook Feed On Your Website (Step-By-Step Tutorial)

What has changed? Due to recent privacy issues Facebook has changed access to their page feeds. We use these page feeds to display posts from your Facebook on your website.

What does this mean for me? This means you need to retrieve a unique token for your page, this will allow us to always be able to fetch your page feeds. Otherwise your feed may occasionally not be able to be shown due to privacy & rate restrictions.

Do I have a Facebook feed? If your website has a Facebook feed, it will usually show up on the home page. If you’re not sure, just email us: info@pronetsweb.com.

Example Of Our Facebook Feeds

To ensure your website’s Facebook feed continues to function without issues. Please follow the below instructions with your Facebook account or your Business’ Facebook account.

  1. Login to the backend of your website
  2. Go to Facebook Feed -> Settings in the menu on the left side of the screen
  3. Click Log In And Get My Access Token (this will open a Facebook popup)
  4. On the popup, click Continue
  5. Authorize the app to access your Facebook pages to retrieve a token
  6. On the page list that will now show up below Log In And Get My Access Token, select your main Facebook page
  7. Then scroll down and click the blue Save Settings & Clear Cache button

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me!

Email: zrichey@pronetsinc.com

Call: 276-236-8226 x 1007

New Orders List on WooCommerce Websites

The Ecommerce solution we use on our websites is getting updates / changes to its order screen in their new version. These changes make the backend order screen much easier to read and use!

Check out a gallery showing these changes in action!

New Exclusive Features for Our WordPress Sites!

A part of my role here at PRONETS that I’m especially proud of is getting to help expand our web hosting package. We offer a service that is above and beyond regular run-of-the-mill hosting. Our goal as a website host is to offer a complete solution with as much of the administrative busywork of a website eliminated.

Which is why we handle software updates, backups, servers, and all the other parts that our clients can’t or don’t want to manage. Plus our support doesn’t stop there, we also do our very best to keep up with industry trends. So that we can offer the best advice on making your websites better! Basically, what I’m getting at here is that we don’t stop at just hosting our websites.

Which is why we’re proud to introduce a new help feature to our websites!

Our New Help Widget

The new help widget is super simple! On the administrative dashboard and on some other pages on your website you’ll see a new widget titled “Need Help?” This widget contains links and information that is specific to your website.

For example, on the PRONETS website it looks like this:

The great thing is it adapts to your site. If you have ecommerce features, an event calendar, or other features it will show help for those as well!

As you can see, our new widget offers tons of great resources on how to manage and use the features that your website has. We hope that this new feature will help you to use your website more effectively!

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to get in touch with us via our contact form, by email at info@pronetsweb.com, or by phone 276-236-8226 x 1007.

From Around The Web

Finally, I’d like to conclude this article with some interesting reading! Below are some resources for how to make the most of your website!

Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy the new features on our websites! 

Have a great day!

Zachary Richey
Web Team Member
PRONETS, Inc.

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Mobile-Friendly Sites & Search Engines

Did you know that Google prefers websites that are mobile-friendly and will give them priority in the search engines? That means it’s more important now than ever to have a responsive web presence. You can use Google’s Mobile Friendly Test page to check your site, or contact us for more information.

Is Your Website Responsive & Mobile Friendly?

A huge component of the modern web experience is mobility. Does your site render properly (and attractively) on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone devices? Does the end user have to scroll to see all your content? Does your navigation function correctly? Is the text too small, are the links too close to comfortably tap since you’re working in a touch screen environment? Google Developers has a great mobile friendly test page where you can test your site. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Responsiveness is another consideration – does your website render across a variety of monitor sizes and resolutions? Quirktools offers Screenify, a nifty tool to test how your site looks across a variety of platforms (desktop, laptop, mobile, television) and resolutions. http://quirktools.com/screenfly/. This is a great way to see how the rest of the world views your website from the comfort of your desk.

PRONETS can help you achieve all of your responsive & mobile goals for your website. We are just dripping with experience & ready to get to work for you today! Please call 276-236-8226; Extension 1007 for a FREE CONSULTATION.