Textivate now served via https (secure site access)

At the end of December 2017 we migrated textivate to new servers, and the site is now also served via https only. 

The pros

The benefits of this are:

  • Secure log-in
  • You can now embed textivate activities on other sites served via https. (Over the latter half of 2017 many sites became available via https only, which meant that they could not display content served via the unsecure http protocol.)

The cons

Well, there shouldn't really be any, to be honest. Video embeds now need to be via an https url, but textivate will automatically convert all of your old urls.

The only thing that has come to our attention after a couple of weeks of the new site being live is an issue with locally stored resources. Read on...

Local Storage

If you are someone who had resources stored locally as part of your browser's local storage (via the filing cabinet icon on textivate), you will see that, following the change to https, none of your locally stored resources appear when you click the filing cabinet icon.

Here is a solution to that problem:

Using the computer and browser on which you have textivate resources locally stored, go to the page linked below. It will automatically transfer your locally saved resources to https and make them available again via the new textivate site:


N.B.: The page should show one of 2 things:

  1. a list all of your resources in text boxes, with a message at the top confirming that your resources have been transferred; or
  2. a message saying that no locally stored textivate resources were found

If you have any problems, please get in touch via the contact form on the textivate website.