Google’s latest Chrome release 44 released on 23rd July 2015 introduced a bug which has websites without SSL to fail to load. We recommend 3 fixes you can try.

The latest Chrome release added a feature which was supposed to promote secure website access, but instead has forced it on websites without an SSL certificate. Causing some websites to fail to load properly or redirect with a ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS warning.

Google are aware of the bug and are working on a fix.

Temporary Fixes

In the meantime there are some temprorary fixes we recommend trying:

Update your WordPress WooCommerce plugin

If you’re running a WooCommerce enabled WordPress website then update your WooCoommerce plugin via your WordPress admin dashboard. WooCommerce have released a fix in version 2.3.12 of their popular E-commerce plugin.

Make sure you follow our best practice advise and backup your website before updating!

.htaccess workaround

Add the following code to the top of your .htaccess file to force non-SSL http access.

RequestHeader unset HTTPS

We recommend clearing your Chome browser cache to pick up th change.

Buy an SSL Certificate

Websites with an SSL certificate are unaffected by this bug. So if you want you can purchase an SSL certificate for your website and add secure HTTPS access.

It’s worth noting other popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari and FireFox are unaffected and will work fine.

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