I had an unpleasant surprise with cloudflare this week.
First the site was down with an error 522.
I looked with my hoster. He asked me to reset the original DNS and to put cloudflare off. Miracle my site was accessible again.
I found out later that cloudflare was under maintenance.
I waited 24 hours and then I put cloudflare back on and put the cloudflare DNS back on. The site restarted with some error 522.
Now visitors can see the site but I tried to access the admin console of my site. I tried mywebsite/admin; /login and /wp-login.php. I could not reach. I changed the wp-login.php file and regenerated a .htaccess file. Nothing does it so I can access my admin console. I asked my hoster for help. He advised me again to turn off cloudflare. And boom, it works again.
So I would like to know how to keep cloudflare and have access to my admin console of my wordpress site.
I thank you in advance for your answer
May I ask what error do you get when you try to access WP-admin?
Only the 522, but for the admin, or generally for the whole Webste?
Kindly, do a re-check regarding the SSL settings and cookies at your origin host/server.
- Do you have an valid SSL certificate propperly installed at your server which covers your naked domain and any other sub-domain(s)? → Was the Website working over HTTPS before moving to Cloudflare?
- Is Cloudflare allowed to connect to your server? → https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/201897700-Allowing-Cloudflare-IP-addresses
- For the SSL, may I ask what kind of SSL option have you got selected under SSL/TLS tab on Cloudflare dashboard for your domain? (Flexible, Full, Full Strict) → Step 2: Setting up SSL with Cloudflare
May I ask have you contacted the support of your hosting provider? What did they, if so, told you about any outages or some incidents?
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