How to fix the "updating failed" error on WordPress and Cloudflare

Oct 5, 2019 11:34:03 PM / by Vu Long Tran posted in web development, wordpress


This is a guide on how to fix the "updating failed" error on WordPress 5.2.3 and Cloudflare. 

As context, I am running my blog on Wordpress, hosted on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and using Cloudflare for my CDN (Content Delivery Network) to bring my content closer to my readers.

My key goals this year have been to update my blog to:

  1. Ensure SSL and HTTPS is working correctly throughout the website to comply with Google's SEO requirements
  2. Mixed Content is managed (so I am not showing content from both https:// and https:// sources, which affects my SEO)
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How to get a custom domain to work on Blogger with SSL

May 7, 2018 2:28:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran posted in web development, cloudflare, cybersecurity, blogging, blogger, ssl


For those trying to proxy your traffic through Cloudflare and are also using Blogger.com/ Blogspot.com to host your website you may find some issues with the HTTPS redirects and general loading of your HTTPS on your website.

This follows some of the posts that I have seen on the Cloudflare Community page on "Custom domain with blogger not working".

I recommend setting up the redirect on Cloudflare.com, so that Cloudflare's edge locations will do the redirecting effort, rather than you needing the visitor to send a request back to your origin as part of the redirect work.

So here's a few things that I did to have this work.
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