Sunday, 26 January 2020

Blogger Error bX-2kvjq7 When Enabling HTTPS

Many browsers now enforce the use of HTTPS on websites to allow them to be used. If you, like me, want to enable this in Blogger (Setting > Basic > HTTPS - HTTPS availability) for your own domain (e.g. not ending "blogspot.com) but you get the error "bX-2kvjq7" you might not have validated your domain.

In which case try: Settings > Basic > Publishing - Blog Address > Edit.

Then make sure you’ve added both the CNAMEs suggested. If that doesn’t work, click the link in "you can verify your ownership of this domain with a TXT record through the Google Search Console here instead". After the jump choose your domain name provider from the drop down and add the long string as a TXT record in your DNS configuration as instructed.

I found this answer at the bottom of a support thread, there the top answer didn’t help, but a silent video posted by Anthony Durand going through the steps gave the solution that worked for me.