APO for WP and wp-admin

while using APO for WP
do we need to have a cache rule:
not /wp- and not “wordpress_logged_in”

No. APO will bypass cache for requests with cookies and for the backend.

will the APO still work properly if they turned off the CF plugin ?

Any harm if we keep that rule in place, just in case ?

Not the same way. The plugin purges cache for updated pages, and without it APO cache invalidation may take up to 30 minutes, instead of up to 30 seconds. This blog post explains the difference. Building Automatic Platform Optimization for WordPress using Cloudflare Workers

Yes. It would take a lot of the website’s cache out of APO logic and into Cache Rules logic, with hard to predict results.

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