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Do I need W3 cache with cloudflare?

     
5:14 pm on Mar 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I just converted my wordpress site to cloudflare. Do I need w3 cache with it? Or cloudflare is enough as it is?
9:59 pm on Mar 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Good question. I should know, since I use Cloudflare with server-level caching on Drupal.

They serve somewhat different purposes. I'm not totally sure how CF refreshes it's cache, but if the page has anything dynamic on it, it's going to get generated in real time.

If you're already on CF, I think your big win is resource aggregation, since the minification should be handled already. Drupal does a pretty good job at aggregation, but I don't think W3 Cache does.

Time to do some research
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Ah, here's your answer:

[blog.cloudflare.com...]
[support.cloudflare.com...]
[support.cloudflare.com...]
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What should be the settings in w3 if I use it with cloudfare?
8:56 pm on Mar 3, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Everything I know is in those blog posts. If you didn't find it there, I don't know. But it sounds like the plugin itself should have Cloudflare settings. And you should look into the Cloudflare plugin to correct IP addresses in your logs.