This plugin is an extension of the free version that is available on WordPress.org (you need the free versions installed in order to use this plugin).
Everything is available from within WordPress (you do not need to go to Cloudflare for things) via the Cloudflare API. This allows you give admins permission to do certain things (for example block IP addresses within Cloudflare without giving them access to your Cloudflare account).
It simplifies/automates much of the configuration and usage of Cloudflare within WordPress.
Store WordPress media in the cloud with Cloudflare R2
Put media/content closer to the end user (in Cloudflare data centers around the world) to make your site faster for users. Takes the complexity out of setup/configuration of cloud storage buckets (the plugin does it all for you).
Simple pricing (no bandwidth/egress fees):
- First 10GB free (really)
- $0.015 per GB, per month after 10GB (storing 50GB in R2 would result in $0.60 per month cost)
Transfer existing media
You have the ability to transfer existing media to R2 (both individually or in bulk).
For bulk migration, you can do it via the web or with a shell/CLI based tool.
For administrators of multisite networks, you have the ability to optionally use a single API token for all your sites (which can be overridden on a per site basis). This allows you to give your customers Cloudflare functionality for just their domain if the domain is on your Cloudflare account.
Additionally, a single R2 bucket can be used to handle the media for all the sites in your network.
Guest page caching
Allows for your site's pages (including HTML) to be cached in Cloudflare's data centers around the world, putting your site physically closer to your end users for a faster user experience.
Purge Cloudflare cache
You have the ability to purge your Cloudflare CDN cache automatically as well as manually from your WordPress admin area.
Traffic analytics for your site is available in your WordPress dashboard. This includes things like requests, traffic, cached requests and traffic, threats, etc.
You have access to your Cloudflare firewall, giving you control without needing to leave your WordPress admin area.
Some things can be automated (for example you can block the IP addresses of spammers for a period of time, automatically).
Pre-built rule allows you to force a challenge on the registration form (helps mitigate automated spam).
User agent rules
Create or delete firewall rules based on user agent. Includes the ability to present a challenge (not just block) based on user agent.
IP address and ASN rules
Includes the ability to optionally expire the rule in the future (for example maybe you want to block a class C for 7 days, or you want to force a challenge to a specific IP for 30 days).
Country-level traffic blocking
This gives you the ability to manage the countries that are able to access to your site. Includes the ability to block Tor exit nodes.
You can automatically create Access policies to allow only admins the ability to access the WordPress admin URLs. You can also delete any existing Access application policy. This mitigates WordPress exploits/hacks by authenticating users trying to access the WordPress admin area before the request makes it to your server.
Cloudflare Page Rules
You can view and delete Page Rules on your zone.
Cloudflare Cache RulesYou can automatically create a Page Rule that will instruct Cloudflare to cache static content (this allows you to override your web server's directives for caching static content).
...allows you to monitor third parties sending email on your behalf.
Backup and Restore
Ability to backup and restore certain Cloudflare configuration (Access Apps, Firewall Rules, Firewall IP Access Rules, Firewall User Agent Blocking, Page Rules, Cache Rules).
You can restore backups to a different zone (for example if you had extensive configuration for a zone, you could give another zone the same configuration through a backup restore).
Restoring a backup does not delete existing configurations (you are able to merge configuration into an existing config).
Manage all Cloudflare settings/options
Cloudflare settings for your zone are available within your WordPress admin area. This means you don't need to flip back and forth between the Cloudflare dashboard and WordPress when making changes.
ToolsYou have an array of Cloudflare tools available to you from within your WordPress admin area.
Allows you to debug network traffic by simulating a request as it passes through Cloudflare's network.
This allows you to pinpoint a specific rule or application within Cloudflare that may be blocking the request.
IP address lookup
Research tool that allows you to lookup ownership of IP addresses and the ASN it belongs to.
Includes the ability to see wha type of entity the ASN is registered to and if there's a risk associated with that IP block.
Get some basic info about a specific domain, including business categories.
See who the registered owner is of any domain.