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Non-secure avatar link when importing user's Facebook photo

12 Sep 2016
Hey there Shade,

Great plugins, and awesome site you've got set up here! One issue I've noticed with importing a user's photo from Facebook is if your site uses HTTPS, the image is linked via unsecure protocol and the browser gives a warning. I haven't tried importing from Twitter/Google+, but those potentially may do the same thing as well.

Just thought I'd post this here in case you weren't aware. FB does use secure images, though it's only redirected to HTTPS if you try to view the avatar in your browser (it gets redirected).
Shade 12 Sep 2016
Thank you @Tecca for your contribution. I have a MFC restyle in mind so this will help to build the next major version.
Grzeniu 28 Oct 2017
@Shade are you planning on implementing this function or, could you give a tip which file to modify to set the url to https instad of http for the new users? I can modify the old users' http via MySQL, but I'd rather have it use https from now on for new users.

My regards!
Shade 28 Oct 2017
Hi @Grzeniu, theoretically the latest version should already format avatars to use the HTTPS secure protocol. Can you provide your board URL where I can see eventual issues? Thank you.
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Grzeniu 28 Oct 2017
Hello @Shade Thank you for the quick reply! My apologies - I have version 3.1 installed. For some reason when I checked if I have the up-to-date version, I mistakenly saw that I have 3.2 - probably I have looked at some other plugin version, whereas I have the 3.1.

Thus, I will update to 3.2 and the issue will be gone.

Thank you for help and for maintaining such a fine plugin, my regards!
Shade 28 Oct 2017
I have just checked and 3.2 fixes the issue, while 3.1 is affected. I would suggest you to use the current GitHub version as it includes a fix reported some time ago which may affect you too.
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