Solution: .webp images are not loaded in Google Chrome from a CDN subdomain

Context

You have a web site with the domain example.org. Images are loaded through Cloudflare CDN with the subdomain cdn.example.org.

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Problem

.webp images not loaded in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Arc, and other Chromium-based browsers.

Solution

  1. Go to Cloudflare Dashboard.
  2. Select the “Rules” tab on the sidebar, “Transform Rules”.
  3. Open the “Modify Response Header” tab and press “+ Create rule”.
  4. Fill in the form:

Rule name: Content-Type: image/webp

If: Custom filter expression
Field: URI Path
Operator: contains
Value: .webp

Then: Set static
Header name: Content-Type
Value: image/webp

Transfrom Rules
Transform Rules

5. Press the “Deploy” button.

Result

Go to your website and .webp images should be displayed in Google Chrome.

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