This tutorial is deprecated in favour of Single Redirects — Example rules · Cloudflare Rules docs
This tutorial covers redirecting
example.com when using Cloudflare, to do the opposite, please see Deprecated - Redirect example.com to www.example.com.
You should replace all instances of
example.com in the screenshots with your domain.
Step 1, The DNS Record:
The first thing you will need is a DNS record for
www, set to . This can point to any IP address as the redirection page rule will execute first. I would recommend pointing it to
192.0.2.1, a dummy IP.
Step 2, The Page Rule:
The second step is the page rule that will perform the redirect. You should add one like this:
* means it will forward all pages and the
$1 will keep the path, i.e. if you typed in
www.example.com/page1, you would be redirected to
Note about redirect types: This tutorial shows a 302 Temporary Redirect, I would recommend starting with this and checking it functions as required. Then if you intend to keep the new location permananely, switch to a 301 Permanent redirect.
Introduction to redirecting with page rules video
Tutorial Reference: CT-28
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