We have just started evaluating CloudFlare but were unable to locate a simple setup instructions. Below is our 12 minute video explaining:
- What CloudFlare does
- How to get it setup in just 5 minutes on WordPress
- What extra things (performance tweaking, SSL…) you will likely want to change
TOP 5 NEWBIE CLOUDFLARE SETUP Q&A:
These were my 5 questions to the CloudFlare Support Forum and my new best friend’s ‘SDAYMANs’ responses:
- Are there any known issues with GoDaddy hosted sites, being hooked into CloudFlare?
- No. Standard hosting at GoDaddy is compatible with Cloudflare.
- My site does not have SSL on GoDaddy so I should I make any changes to my SETTINGS > GENERAL > SITE ADDRESS or WORDPRESS ADDRESS to accomodate the SSL that CloudFlare provides?
- Don’t change those WordPress settings. Get the following plugin that’s compatible with Cloudflare’s Flexible SSL setting.
- Is there any configuration changes required to use the WP SUPER CACHE or JETPACK’s IMAGE CACHING (formerly PHOTON) on a WordPress site? Should they both just be disabled?
- I’d leave those plugins enabled. They work pretty well.
- Is there any value in using a CLOUDFLARE WordPress Plugin if I am using the FREE CloudFlare package?
- No need to add the official Cloudflare plugin. I do all my Cloudflare business from my Cloudflare dashboard.: CloudFlare Flexible SSL
- When I surf to my site www.PartisanIssues.com/wp-admin to sign in, where will I be connecting to? It seems unlikely to be GoDaddy so how do I edit /add content after being setup on CloudFlare?
- You’re hitting the Cloudflare Proxy. Anything Cloudflare needs, it will grab from your GoDaddy server. WP-Admin activity gets passed through to your GoDaddy server where WordPress is installed.