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Proxy Cache Purge


This plugin does not install nor configure a cache proxy. It acts as an interface with such services.

One common method of caching content for websites is via the use of reverse proxy caching. Common examples of this are Varnish and Nginx. These systems allow a website to update content and have the visitor’s experience cached without the need for complex plugins storing the files locally and using up a user’s disk space.

A reverse proxy cache is installed in front of a server and reviews requests. If the page being requested is already cached, it delivers the cached content. Otherwise it generates the page and the cache on demand.

The Proxy Cache Purge plugin sends a request to delete (aka flush) the cached data of a page or post every time it it modified. This happens when updating, publishing, commenting on, or deleting an post, and when changing themes.

How It Works

When content on a site is updated by WordPress, the plugin reaches out to the proxy cache service with the URL of the page, requesting the cache be deleted.

Not all page are deleted from the cache on every change. For example, when a post, page, or custom post type is edited, or a new comment is added, only the following pages will purge:

The front page
The post/page edited
Any categories, tags, and/or custom taxonomies associated with the page
Related feeds
Associated JSON API pages

In addition, your entire cache will be deleted on the following actions:

Changing themes
Pressing the Empty Cache button on the toolbar

Plugins can hook into the purge actions as well, to filter their own events to trigger a purge.

On a multisite network using subfolders, only network admins can purge the main site.

Development Mode

If you’re working on a site and need to turn off caching in one of two ways:

Add define( 'VHP_DEVMODE', true ); to your wp-config.php file
Go to Proxy Cache -> Settings and enable debug mode for 24 hours at a time

That will break cache on page loads. It is not recommended for production!


wp varnish purge – Flush the entire cache
wp varnish debug [<url>] – Help for debugging how well your cache is (or isn’t) working
wp varnish devmode [<activate|deactivate|toggle> – Change development mode state

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Awesome plugin.

Does what it says.

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