Anyone who listens to our podcast
will know that we've been working hard over the last few weeks to move our sister site, TrueTrophies
, over to HTTPS, which means that all of the pages are now fully encrypted.
We're delighted to be able to tell you that TrueAchievements is now fully secure and supports HTTP2!
What does this mean?
Firstly, all of the data that you send to and receive from TrueAchievements is now encrypted. This used to be just the log in and registration pages, but now all of your Private Messages etc. will also be fully secure.
A faster site
Moving to HTTPS for all pages means that we can now also support HTTP2
. This is a technology that allows modern browsers to download multiple files considerably faster than the standard HTTP/1.1
protocol. You can read more about that here
A different URL structure
When we decided that we were going to move to HTTPS, we knew that we would have to create a lot of redirect rules to move people from the existing pages to the new pages as seamlessly as possible. It seemed like a good opportunity for us to improve our URL structure, which has been something that we've wanted to do for some time. If you look at the URL in the address bar on gamer pages and game pages, you'll notice that there's an extra folder. We've also removed the ".htm" from most of our pages.
This change in URL structure has meant that the automatic URL rendering in old pages is sometimes no longer working. This is affecting the following:
We are currently running routines to update all of these items, but there are (literally) millions of them, so it will take some time (possibly a few days). You should still be correctly redirected if you click on any of the links, but the linked text may be incorrect. All new messages should render fine.
Side note - we have been working on these changes for well over a month, which is why site feature updates have been relatively few and far between in that time. Now that we've finally pushed this live, we hope to be bringing you some pretty cool new features in the run up to the new year.