How to Setup CloudFlare CDN with WordPress

Nowadays, loading times are an important factor to build a successful blog. Faster loading times will attract more readers to your blog, and moreover will impress Search Engines.Search Engines like Google has loading time as an important metric in ranking a web page. Hence, if your blog loads fast enough, you might get some improved SERP and other ranks.

If you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform, then one of the best ways to boost up the loading speed of your blog is by installing a CDN [Content Delivery Network] on your blog.

There are many CDN providers out there, and CloudFlare is one among them. CloudFlare is also popular and well-known for their complementary service, and satisfied customers.

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If you’re new to WordPress and if you’d like to install CloudFare CDN on your blog, then we’re here to help you out. Today we’re here with a simple and detailed tutorial on how to setup cloudflare CDN with WordPress.

How to Setup a CloudFlare CDN with WordPress:

Below is the detailed tutorial on how to setup CloudFlare CDN with WordPress blog

  • The first and the foremost procedure, is to sign up for CloudFlare. They have a free plan, and several paid plans as of now. And you may choose any one of them, and then sign up for the service.
  • Fill up your sign up form to complete registration.
  • And in the next step, add your website/blog URL.
  • And now, CloudFlare will look up for the DNS of your blog, and then will store a backup copy of the same.
  • After the DNS scanning completes, proceed on to the next step.
  • After checking the DNS records that CloudFlare checked for, hit the “I’m Done Checking DNS Records, Continue” button.
  • Now you’ll be asked to confirm the CDN plan. Choose your desired service plan and hit next.
  • And finally, the process will be completed.
  • And now, login to your WordPress account and download the CloudFlarre plugin.
  • Install the plugin and activate it.
  • Now, launch the plugin and enter the email address that you used to sign up for CloudFlare. You’ll also be asked for the API key, which can be found under the “Account” section of your CloudFlare account.
  • Now, the plugin will verify your email address and API key.

And now you’ve finally installed CloudFlare CDN on your blog and you’re good to go !

Use some page speed analysis tool to understand the loading speed difference after installing the CDN.

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