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Installed WP Super Cache Plugin Now it is not caching & ignores the admin tool (4 posts)

  1. pixelperfectionYo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm writing this as of Sept. 20, 2012 and just built a beautiful site and now have to deal with the mess and headache this piece of crap plug-in has left me to clean up. Major freeking headache.

    ((((( Puh-leeeze do not install this plug-in on your site unless you want to attempt to manually remove it while scratching your head and wasting another couple of hours of your previous time. Even better yet, the uninstall instructions force you to go into your .htaccess file and edit it with their vague instructions on "delete this and that".

    This is scary at best since I have no back-ups of this file to compare against since it is an invisible file (and I do have site and database back-ups but they don't include the *original* .htaccess file).

    When I de-bug this plug-in from within the WordPress Admin area, I get the message - "not caching Admin requests". SO this plugin is not working and is ignoring any changes I make using the WordPress Admin Tool (So if I make a change, say, using a widget, then the contents of the widget are not updated). This is because this plug-in essentially ignores the whole WordPress Admin Tool / a.k.a. the whole Content Management System. Really folks?

    Even worse, it blocks me from clearing my cache manually on my browser (Firefox on a Mac) so I attempt to make a minor stylesheet change and although it appears the file uploaded, it is not udpating. More mess.

    THIS PLUGIN SHOULD BE TAKEN DOWN OFF THE SITE! Why leave this up to mislead and frustrate others?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/

  2. pixelperfectionYo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a great article to read if you think you may have messed up your .htaccess file.

    I was looking for some sort of "default .htaccess" file to compare against. I do have "pretty permalinks" set up in Settings > Permalinks to use the postname so reading this set my mind at ease:

    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/45898/default-htaccess-file-for-wordpress

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress

    And another useful article on this subject as well:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks

  3. pixelperfectionYo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oops - I should explain that those articles set my mind at ease only because when I go into my .htaccess file it does match the contents that they suggest so apparently the WP Supercache Plug-in DID NOT change my .htaccess mod rewrite rules in the first place as it was supposed to (which is actually a relief because that means less mess to clean up when de-installing the plugin). So this further proves my point that this plugin doesn't work - at least it didn't for me.

  4. pixelperfectionYo
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would like to verify that my .htaccess file is correct after de-installing this plugin since the "other notes" section on "uninstalling WP Super Cache" mentions that "it doesn't as yet remove the mod_rewrite rules from the .htaccess file" and then it says "Look for the section in that file marked by SuperCache BEGIN and END tags"

    The problem I have with these vague directions is that
    a. they are still somewhat vague
    b. I don't see "SuperCache BEGIN and END" tags, I only see "BEGIN and END" (without the word SuperCache). Do I delete these and the stuff inbetween them? or will that wreck my site?

    I'm still not sure exactly what I delete - do I delete these BEGIN and END tags and the contents in-between? I doubt so but these directions should be updated to be explicit so unknowing users like me don't inadvertently remove crucial code from this file and wreck my site.

    Can someone specify how to do the following exactly?
    "Remove the Super Cache mod_rewrite rules from your .htaccess file"

    My .htaccess file is currently:

    Options +Includes
    AddHandler server-parsed .shtml .html .htm

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

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