Wordpress website dead, gives error 403


Hi guys.

Just recently I changed my wordpress website (http://tomasoliveira.pt) to https, based on this process:

I did the normal procedures:

  1. Register website on cloudfare
  2. Change nameservers on host provider
  3. Change Crypto settings to full
  4. Wait for plugin to recognize valid ssl certificate in Admin dashboard
  5. Activate said ssl certificate

However, the website is now dead, giving error 403. I can’t seem to revert it or either access admin panel.

Any help would be appreciated.



It seems your DNS records do not include an A record. You need to go to Cloudflare Dashboard > DNS and make sure there is one A record pointing to the IP address of your origin server (hosting provider), and a CNAME record with name “www” and value “tomasoliveira.pt”.

After you add these records, wait a few minutes until they are propagated. You can check it here: https://www.whatsmydns.net/#A/tomasoliveira.pt

Also, did your website have SSL before adding it to Cloudflare? If not, you must use Flexible for now, then later you can add a Let’s Encrypt or another SSL cert to your origin and upgrade it to Full or Full (strict).


No it did not.

I’ll try doing what you said.

Thanks for your help!

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