This tutorial covers redirecting
example.com when using Cloudflare, to do the opposite, please see 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
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