How do I activate the HTTP/2 feature

Hey guys. Just activated Cloudflare on my Wordpress site today, and I’d like to activate the HTTP/s feature. How do I go about it? Should I install the Wordpress Cloudflare plugin? It hasn’t been updated in a while.

Noob-friendly advice desperate wanted. Thanks!

Under https://dash.cloudflare.com/redirect?zone=network

It’s greyed out, Sandro.

It is, but it equally is on, so it should be already on anyhow.

So it’s already activated?

That is what that screenshot would suggest.

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Thanks!

Simply check the protocol in your browser console when opening your site to verify it.

Will do!

You can test yourself using http2.pro

And if your enable HTTP/3 you can use http3.pro to test.

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Fabulous!

One thing to note, the connection to your server will still be on HTTP 1.1. HTTP 2 will only apply to the connection to the proxies.

What does that mean, Sandro?
Will my visitors enjoy the speed of HTTP/2?

Partially. For cached content, yes. For uncached content, the browser will still get an HTTP 2 connection, however everything onwards to your server will be HTTP 1.1.

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Okay. Would it be right to assume that the second visit will be HTTP/2 since the page will be served from a cache?

Depends on what you cache. If it is cached yes, if not, not :slight_smile:

To be fair, a lot in this context is widely exaggerated :slight_smile:

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lol. So much ado about nothing, then?
At the very least, enabling HTTP/2 (in conjunction with Autoptimize) has reduced my site load time to 2 seconds (Pingdom). Also, my Google Pagespeed Insights score has gone up from 52 to 67. So it’s still a win!

Thank you so much for your help, Sandro (and Michael as well).

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