I installed Wordfence a few days ago to be able to log IPs of visitors and track intrusions and today all of the sudden, every IP, including my own, is Cloudflare. I don’t want Cloudflare blocking or hiding IP addresses.
How do I turn this off and make sure this never happens again?
What I did today was block millions of Cloudflare IPs that tried to log into my site using the Admin username and a few other assumptions.
It’s not a good feature for me. I don’t like it. I don’t want it. How do I get rid of it?
You have two choices:
- Bypass Cloudflare for your site by either setting your DNS entries to DNS Only or use the Pause Cloudflare on Site option from your Overview page.
- Configure your server to restore Visitor IP addresses:
And Eric just posted the proper way to configure Wordfence to recognize actual Visitor IP addresses.
OH that’s interesting. But when I use DNS only is Cloudflare still hiding my server IP?
That was it, thank you so much for your fast response.
No. It will be a direct connection between your visitors and your server.
I’ve been hacked so many times I can’t forgo the protection. Thank you so much for the suggestion. Ticking the Cloudflare option that Eric explained worked perfectly.
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