Deprecated - Step 4: Checking your site after adding it to Cloudflare

This tutorial is deprecated in favour of Get started with Cloudflare · Cloudflare Docs


This tutorial covers checking your site after configuring it with Cloudflare. If you have not yet configured it, you may want to go back to Step 1.

At this point, your site should be accessible over HTTPS, you should visit https://yoursite.tld and check it out.
If you do not see the site as secure or you don’t see the Cloudflare certificate, try clearing your cache / using a different device on another network.

Your site may be working perfectly now over HTTPS, if it is then your initial setup is complete and you can review other options in the dashboard.

What if it’s not working?

One of the most common errors you may see is due to mixed content. If you see one of the messages below (or similar), have a look at Mixed Content and Community Tip - Fixing mixed content errors for information and assistance.
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If you have a different issue, have a look through the Community Tips, Community Tutorials and Cloudflare Support Centre to see if it is covered. If not, try the :search: at the top to see if it has been discussed before. If you cant find any info, just open a new topic here.

This tutorial is one in the ‘Getting setup with Cloudflare’ series. They are listed below:

Tutorial Reference: CT-04

Reviewed: 07/21

This is a Community Tutorial, most are wiki posts, so can be contributed to by Regulars and MVPs here. If there is a tutorial you would like to see, you can request one here.

If you would like to provide any feedback on this tutorial, please post in the #Meta category, tag your post #TutorialFeedback and let us know the Tutorial Reference above.

Other great resources on this community include the Community Tips . These address best practices when configuring Cloudflare, how to fix issues you may see, and tools to troubleshoot. Also you can view Expert Tips, great posts on the community from people in the know that may help you with your issue.

We encourage users to check out these great resources and the Cloudflare Support Centre before posting