How to Setup CloudFlare Free CDN in WordPress

How to Setup Cloudflare CDN for WordPress
Mary Mann

Hello Rachel,
Nice article, i just want to know few things before setting up cloudflare. I have both options, built-in and adding website into cloudflare. After setting up my smtp stopped functioning. I have checked in cloudflare account and forwarded MX records to my web hosting company. But it is still not working, can you help me with this?

How to Setup CloudFlare CDN for WordPress Blog
Ammie Blodgett

One of the most important parts of building your websites, is making sure they load fast. It’s not a surprise – these days web page loading speed is an important factor for search engine rankings. There are many ways to speed up WordPress websites, for example, using a caching plugin like WP Super Cache, optimizing images or using a Content Delivery Network (CDN). The best results can be achieved using all these methods in conjunction.

How to setup Cloudflare free CDN on your WordPress blog
Ethel Hopkins

Nowadays many web hosting companies like Rackspace, Bluehost, SiteGround, 1&1, A2 Hosting, HostGator, etc have partnered up Cloudflare to offer a free content delivery service for your websites. This is done by integrating Cloudflare controls within your hosting account’s cPanel, Plesk or any other control panel. With just one click, you can easily enable Cloudflare CDN for your website. But I don’t recommend this method because it requires your website to load and serve content over the ‘www’ version of your website. It doesn’t work well and sometimes can break things if your website does not use ‘www’ in front of its domain name. Anyway, with a word of caution here’s how you can enable Cloudflare from your hosting account’s control panel –

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