the QGIS OpenLayers Plugin version 1.4.3 shows all OSM WMS Layers broken with black- or redscreen "tiles". A colleaque had version 1.3.6 installed and it worked fine. I was already on 1.4.3 with broken layers. With the new version (1.4.2?) OSM layers was split up in two groups (OpenStreetMap, OSM/Thunderforest). After updating to 1.4.3 my colleaques OSM layers were also broken. We both use QGIS 2.18.0 on Windows7-64bit machines.

I searched Google, the Github-Repository and StackExchange but I can't find a bug report on this issue.

  • Works fine for me (QGIS 2.18.3 for Win7 64-bit, OL Plugin version 1.4.3). Did you make sure the Project CRS is in EPSG:3857?
    – Joseph
    May 16, 2017 at 13:07
  • Maybe this is useful for you: I also used the OpenLayers Plugin until I first tried QuickMapServices Plugin. That one is so much better. More services and way faster :-) You could try that one.
    – pLumo
    May 16, 2017 at 13:10
  • Thanks a lot! QuickMapServices looks great. That's a nice workaround!
    – nunatak
    May 17, 2017 at 12:36

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I Have QGIS 2.14.13 and OpenLayers Plugin 1.4.3 installed and here the Plugin works just fine.

However their is another Plugin for WMS Layers called QuickMapServices. This plugin also works fine when Printing the map, which OpenLayers Plugin does not.

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