I put together a map in QGIS and everything looks good in the composer view, however when I export to PDF, the projection/data seems to have shifted from the Google Open Layers basemap.

I followed the instructions for adding the Google basemap from here: https://maps.cga.harvard.edu/qgis/wkshop/basemap.php

Part of this guide had me change the project CRS to WGS 84 Pseudo Mercator.

Since I was having trouble, I attempted to fix the issue by right-clicking on each layer and changing the CRS to WGS 84 Pseudo Mercator as well. This made it worse. enter image description here The attached image shows what my PDF looks like at this point.

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    This could be intentional, Google doesn't like you printing its layers. The Google imagery disappears when you try to export. Can you export the Google layers by selection or clip to a subset shapefile? – Michael Stimson Oct 16 '17 at 22:58
  • Thank you @MichaelStimson - I just changed the basemap and the day has been saved. – Jaimie Oct 17 '17 at 1:40
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    Uninstall openlayers asap - it's a buggy plugin, guaranteed to make your life a misery. Use QuickMapServices instead. – ndawson Oct 17 '17 at 6:08

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