This image was hotlinked message

Hello, I have a problem with some images on my website. Some images are changed with another image saying “this image was hotlinked”, even if the images are hosted on my server. Sometimes if I clear the Cloudflare cache the problem is immediately solved, some other times, it takes a little bit more. However, I don’t understand why this happens. The Cloudflare hotlink protection is disabled.


Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

  1. Double-check your server-side settings to ensure there’s no hotlink protection implemented that may be conflicting with Cloudflare. Check your .htaccess (for Apache) or server blocks (for NGINX) for any hotlink prevention rules.
  2. Clear your browser cache or try accessing your website through a different browser, as sometimes cache from your local machine may cause this issue.
  3. If the issue persists, it’s possible that there’s an issue with your website’s code or a plugin. Disable any image optimization plugins (if you’re using any) and test your website again.

In any case, as presented, this doesn’t seem to be a Cloudflare issue, but I hope you can solve it by following the steps presented above.

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