On the Download page of this blog I have a list of files available for download, in the form of an Excel spreadsheet stored on the Microsoft Skydrive site. I recently discovered that this link had stopped working, and that the spreadsheet could no longer be accessed through that page. After much searching and many dead ends I eventually found a response on the WordPress forum (from a WordPress person) suggesting that we should forget Skydrive and move to Scribd! That wasn’t what I wanted to do, but a link in that reply eventually led me to the right part of the WordPress help system, where I found this advice:
Create or edit a page or post, and paste the embed code into the HTML editor. Important: Please make sure that the src address in the embed code begins with http — if it begins with https, simply remove the s.
So I checked my embed code, and sure enough it started with https, and removing the s made the link work!
It would be nice if Microsoft and WordPress could get their act together and make this system just work, but in the mean time, if anyone has a similar problem just remove the s from https.