How to Configure WordPress 6 and CloudFlare for free SSL

Published by Wes on

Incorrect settings in WordPress and Cloudflare can lead to complicated 301 and 302 problems spawning infinite loops. You can quickly get into a situation where you have too many redirects. You can check your redirects with this tool.

Cloudflare settings:

SSL/TLS > Overview Mode = Flexible (so you don’t need a cert on your server)
SSL/TLS > Edge Certificates:
Always use HTTPs = NO
Opportunistic Encryption = YES
TLS 1.3 = YES
Automatic HTTPS Rewrites = YES

WordPress settings:

Use HTTP://domain-name in your General settings for Base URL and Homepage.

Incorrectly configured redirect errors cause problems in Firefox and Chrome.

The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

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