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CloudFlare warning won't go away (7 posts)

  1. Colin McDermott
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Struggling a little since updating.

    One thing - the CloudFlare warning "CloudFlare plugin detected. We recommend removing the plugin as it offers no additional capabilities when W3 Total Cache is installed. This message will disappear when CloudFlare is removed." - even though I have removed the CloudFlare plugin and even deleted the CF files - the warning won't go away. At the top of every page in the WP admin.

    Help appreciated.



  2. billrose
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm getting this same error message myself, but haven't yet taken any action with CloudFlare. I first want to understand whether this error message is true... Does CloudFlare really not offer me anything beyond W3TC? I would question that simply because the W3TC plugin is likely the one delivering that error message.

    UPDATE: Nevermind. I just found this which negates my conspiracy theory.

  3. billrose
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also, you have to delete (not just disable) the CloudFlare plug-in to make the error message go away.

  4. roadrashtx
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So it seems that Cloudflare, at least back in 2011, according to the blog post, recommend using both plugins. I wonder if that still stands?

  5. Colin McDermott
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, glad just W3 is fine on it's own. But the error message is still there for me, even after deleting the CF plugin files...

  6. csburdick
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This isn't true.

    I had W3TC running for a long time. I activated Cloudflare and saw a 50% decrease in average load time according to Google Analytics, and a Google Page Speed increase of 15 points. No more benefits? I don't think so.

    I'm having issues with W3TC and Cloudflare but it's different. I'll post it in another thread. I can't even access my dashboard.

  7. Michael Soriano
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @csburdick - you can't access the admin? - see this thread:

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