Page rules for subdomains from a separate web host not working

Hello,
I’m trying to setup a page rule to redirect a separately hosted subdomain to act as folders from my primary domain.

demos..example.com/ :arrow_right: example.com/demos/$1/$2

Here’s the setup:

  • Primary domain is on wordpress, lets use https://example.com
  • I’ve set up a subdomain successfully from shopify to point to demos.shopify.example.com. Because Shopify is not my main host, I obviously did not add Shopify’s A record, but only added the CNAME to accomplish this.
  • I am not able to turn this CNAME record into a proxy
  • I have my main domain proxied (orange cloud) along with the www version
  • My A record is proxied
  • My www CNAME record is proxied and pointing to example.com

I’m going to have several demo sites on this primary domain from potentially other hosts like:

I tried creating this redirect rule:

where https://demos.shopify.example.com/*** would go to https://example.com/demos/shopify/***

I think I set this up properly but it doesn’t seem to want to work. My one guess is that the CNAME Shopify record is not proxied? Although I can’t turn the orange cloud on here. Got this from the documentation.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Hi @da11,

That is correct, the page rules won’t work because the record is not :orange:.

This is due to The orange to orange problem. Shopify also use Cloudflare and so there’s a conflict there if you have Cloudflare on top of Cloudflare. I know work is being done on making this possible, but currently I don’t think you will be able to get that to work.

ok thank you.

Do you know how long this work has been going for as long as you know?

This is probably not for this board, but is there a server side workaround out of scope of cloudflare? for example - modifying htaccess?

Thanks

Perhaps I misunderstand your setup. Are you trying to add a redirect from the subdomain that is on Shopify? That won’t work because of the proxying issue.

Or are you trying to redirect a different subdomain on your zone to Shopify? That should work if the hostname you’re redirecting from is :orange:, although you may run into Subdomain too deep.

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