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Techno Toddler 3 years ago updated by Brad Brown (Answers in Genesis - Web Development) 3 years ago 1

I keep getting this error message that says I'm not using a valid URL. What does URL mean? I am using the URL I was basically assigned. It was https:// then a box with my churche's name in it .myanswers.com. The message says it doesn't have http or https in it. Yes, it does! Isee Https at the beginning of it. I totally do not understand! Is this error message referring to something else on the page. I am completely stuck until this issue is resolved. Can somone please explain this to me?!      

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I'm sorry for your frustrating experience in Director. We're trying to identify and eliminate these types of issues.


A URL is just a website address. (For example https://google.com)


I'm assuming you were on the Organization Settings page. In that case, the issue is what you have entered in your "Church/group Website" field. (Not your myAnwsers website--your actual church website.) That must be a full and properly formatted website address, including the initial http:// or https://. Otherwise, your web browser will flag it as an error.


I corrected your website address for you. I changed if from "saltchurch.net" to "http://saltchurch.net". So you shouldn't see that error on that page anymore.


That error message you are seeing is actually not one we generate. It is automatically generated by your web browser--Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge or whatever--when it sees a form field for a web address with contents it doesn't consider valid. Unfortunately, that message looks different in every browser, and we have almost no control over how/when it appears or what it says. We are looking into how we can keep this from happening, or at least make it clearer what's wrong.