Hi Ian, This is really down to how early WooCommerce kicks …

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Comment on WordPress CloudFlare Flexible SSL – Making It Work by Paul G..

Hi Ian,

This is really down to how early WooCommerce kicks in and sets-up any URLs that it uses. No way around that really except to make this plugin a “Must-Use” (MU) plugin so it loads first.
See: https://codex.wordpress.org/Must_Use_Plugins


Paul G. Also Commented

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Glad you like it and happy it was helpful for you.

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Hi Marcus,

Though not quite related, if you’re changing your website to use HTTPS, you’ll need to update your Webmaster properties accordingly.


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Hi Simon,

The indication is that it will work smoothly because it does. It works very well – for the problem it’s designed to solve.

Yes, mixed content and HTTP/HTTPS rewrites are related to CloudFlare Flexible SSL redirects, but it’s not the same problem.

Sorry for your frustrations, but I’ve provided a plugin an article to solve a very particular and significant problem. If you would like to undertake the challenge of URL rewriting, I’d be happy to incorporate your contributions into the plugin – it’s no trivial task which is why I haven’t yet undertaken it myself.

Thanks for your feedback.

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I’d be interested to hear what you find with your tests.


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