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CloudFlare has developed a plugin for Joomla. By using the CloudFlare Joomla Plugin, you receive correct IP Address information for visitors to your site. CloudFlare is a service that makes websites load faster and protects sites from online spammers and hackers. Any website with a root domain (i.e. can use CloudFlare. On average, it takes less than 5 minutes to sign up. You can learn more here:

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Note that if your web server is already running the mod_cloudflare extension, this plugin is not required.

UPDATED 2013/09/12: Converted integration to a Joomla Plugin (was previously a module), added support for Joomla 3.x, and updated with the latest CloudFlare IP ranges.

Useful plugin

Posted on 03 May 2016

Gives the correct IP address when using cloudfare, useful when using admin tools, also paypal payment plugins

Ease of use

very easy


support was not needed


documentation is clear

I used this to: I started using cloudfare because I was having some problems with unwanted traffic on my site, which mainly seemed to be badly behaved robots, so far it does seem to be helping. It is a good service.

Yes, finally!!!

Posted on 31 October 2013

Cloudflare is the best FREE cdn available out there no doubt. CDN isn't a walk in the park, you really have to know what you are doing or get into trouble with script conflicts among other issues. For the joomla backend always disable cloudflare cache using page rules. Anyway, I am not here to provide cloudflare support but state that this plugin has been long overdue for joomla 3! With it, I can now see the real ip addresses by users who spam and block them using other extensions such as admin tools. Thanks!

I tried Cloudflare, first as a free offering from the shared host Hostmonster and, when that seemed to cause problems, as a direct subscriber to the service. Problems came up in when working in the Joomla administrator. Turning off the service using the Cloudflare control panel seemed to take considerable time for their network to flush their caches. The more troubling problem was offline pages refresh mismatches.

I can't say that my explanation of what was causing the problems is accurate.. I did not waste time trying to figure it out as I just dropped the service and shifted to use of Google CDN which just works.

I have Joomla! in me home domain. And I have PunBB installed in another folder. CloudFlare is available through by my host provider cPanel but I experienced some issues with CloudFlare in PundbB folder and I could not limit CloudFlare fuctionality by /home folder only. So I was forced to disable CloudFlare on cPanel. Now I was finally able to re-activate CloudFlare only in my /home folder. It is great, thank you.

I experienced however some bug. I located CloudFlare module on front page after slideshow which uses java script. It killed my sliding script for Safari users. However after I located CloudFlare before the slide module the problem was fixed. So I assume a bit of documentation re the module settings might be useful.

Except of this minor problem (fixed by me in 20 minutes) everything works exactly as intended. Home page opens now 3 times faster.

Thank you.


Posted on 04 March 2013

But just as previously mentioned - it would be a lot better suited for the job if it would be a PLUGIN and not a module. I've already mentioned it on their support KB discussions about a year ago, but as you all can see, it is still a module. It almost seams like their devs do not understand the difference between module and plugin in Joomla world...

Plus, for some odd reason in my case it misses a lot of IPs and still shows them as CF's ones and not actual visitors's(about this also were talking at their support about same time ago).

Owner's reply: Hi Danns - we pushed an update today that converts this into a Joomla! plugin and updates our IP ranges. Should resolve the issues you mentioned.

As advertised

Posted on 24 April 2012

It works as advertised, but strangely enough it is a module, not a plugin...

It seems it's functionality would be more suited for a plugin rather than a non-visible module.

Owner's reply: Hi ahvink - we pushed an update today that converts this into a Joomla! plugin.

Works Perfectly

Posted on 12 December 2011

This extension does exactly what it advertises to do. The previous review says it doesn't work because of the template position, which is not correct. Yes the instructions on CloudFlare's site says to assign it to position2, but any module position will work.

If you're using a template other than what comes packaged with Joomla you most likely won't be able to use this extension.

The requirement is to publish it to module "position 2" which doesn't exist in many third party templates

It's perfect

Posted on 21 September 2011

Excellent. Thanks for sharing

very good

Posted on 27 March 2011

Very good plugin and very usefull

thank you


Last updated:
Mar 25 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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