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In which caching plugin can you set only the homepage to purge when a new post i (6 posts)

  1. talgalili
    Posted 2 years ago #

    From looking, it appears that only w3 total cache support this feature, where as wp-super-cache does not.

    Am I correct?

    If so, is there a reason why not to let the other posts not expire for days? (assuming my site doesn't use many comments?)


  2. Donncha O Caoimh
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The homepage and the current post are the only pages that are cleared when a post is made AFAIR. Why not just try it as see if it suits your needs?

  3. talgalili
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Donncha,
    I think you are right.

    My question is if you might implement, in a future release, the ability to have ONLY the homepage to be cleared, and the posts remain.
    My hope is to have the entire site mirrored in the html's, and I do not wish my server to build all of it from scratch whenever a new post is published.

    What do you think?

  4. Donncha O Caoimh
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So you want to be able to update a post but not update the cache for that post, only the homepage? I don't understand why you'd want to do that. I could add such a feature but I don't see the point.

  5. talgalili
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Donncha,
    Sorry for not being more specific -
    In my scenario, I have the homepage, old posts, and new posts.

    When a new post is created, I want only the homepage to be updated (and for the new-post to have a new cache).
    If I understand correctly, at the moment, if a new post is created - the cache for all of the old posts are cleared, in order to have the homepage cache also cleared.
    If I am wrong, I am sorry, and please do correct me.

    Also, if an old-post is updated, I would have liked for ONLY the caching of the old post and the homepage to be updated (maybe also for the relevant categories/tag pages).

    Maybe I am missing something very basic in my request - if so - please let me know.

    Thank you for the quick response,

  6. Frederick Townes
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In W3TC, this option exists now.

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