August 14, 2022, 4:56pm
I’m getting a Wordpress error of " The REST API encountered an unexpected result" and when I click on it (in the Site health page) I see a "Checking if the site connection is secure " Cloudflare page that loads but never completes. I’ve tried adding a Bypass rule from my domain to the Json call but I still see the error, as well as disabling the WAF entirely. Help!
August 14, 2022, 5:10pm
Thank you for asking.
I’d suggest you to whitelist your origin host / server / hosting IP address by navigating to the Security → WAF → Tools → IP Access Rules with the action “allow” for your Website and try again.
It happens due to the WordPress using HTTP/1.0 and empty user-agent, therefore while executing WP-Cron or some other related JSON/REST API request.
While blocking bots is appealing, we often find in the community that people run into issues while using Super Bot Fight Mode (SBFM). Below you can find a quick summary of the most common questions.
How to create a bypass rule for SBFM?
In short, you can’t ; however, there is one workaround that might work for some setups.
IP Access Rules can allow you to exclude an IP or set of IPs from being challenged by SBFM; however, this carries a few issues:
IPs can chan…
August 14, 2022, 6:47pm
Unfortunately it still doesn’t work, even after allowing the source IP address to WAF/Tools. Any other ideas? Thank you.
August 14, 2022, 6:54pm
Well, after having Super Bot Fight Mode to allow everything, it works. But shouldn’t the WAF/Tools IP address supersede Super Bot Fight Mode?