This tutorial covers redirecting
www.example.com when using Cloudflare, to do the opposite, please see Redirect www.example.com to 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
@, 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
example.com/page1, you would be redirected to
Note: If you have HSTS enabled
If your domain is on the HSTS Preload List, a requirement of this is that your domain redirects
https://example.com before redirecting to
www. This can be solved by setting the match URL to
https://example.com/* and ensuring that Always Use HTTPS is enabled. This means the redirects will be:
http://example.com -> https://example.com -> https://www.example.com
http://example.com -> https://www.example.com
and therefore satisfy the requirements for your domain to be preloaded.
Thanks for the report of this in this thread.
Introduction to redirecting with page rules video
Tutorial Reference: CT-27
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